Season stats: 13.3 points, 5.1 rebounds, 11.1 assists
Chances Rivers was referring to him: High
Case for trading: Rivers was definitely sending a message to Rondo, who had nine turnovers vs. the Pistons, Sunday night. But it’s doubtful the Celtics coach would advocate to ship Rondo out of town. A Rondo trade would bring a huge haul—you could get a DeMarcus Cousins that way, for sure—but would also deprive the Celtics of their best young player.
Case for keeping: Rondo is a top-five NBA point guard and the best passing guard in the league. For his ups and downs, he’s proven he can win in the playoffs and that he’s an elite player every season.