KG is a douchebag. But, I would still like to have him on this team, to play with Dwight and anchor that defense. He's not what he used to be, obviously, but he is still pretty mobile, likes shooting that mid-range jumper (which fits well with Dwight's game), shoots it at around 50% clip and has that defensive attitude that we actually need. Dwight could learn few things from him, namely how to convince your guys to give maximum effort. KG would probably only stay with us briefly to try to win the championship, so I'd seriously think about getting him, if he wants to come. BTW, the guy can still rebound. In any case, getting him would not make us worse then having Pau. And in some ways we'd improve. Is that worth it?
We have Pau, Nash, Duhon... perhaps Mitch can figure it out, I don't know.
If there was some way to get Rondo, I'd pull the trigger on pretty much any deal, seriously. We need a player like that. Yes, he can't shoot well, but rebounds and play D like a madman. He can penetrate the D too.
Some people missed the part of my post that was mostly kidding, but this is my basic take.
If we could somehow convince Boston to give a package of Rondo/Garnett... Then I'd jump up and down for joy. That'd be absolutely ideal. For Boston? No. I would think they could get draft picks which they'd want for Rondo, but if that was somehow feasible, I'd do that in an instant.
As for people saying we need to get younger: this doesn't change that. Even if we got Garnett without Rondo, I might pull the trigger for the right combination of young guys returning (Bradley, Melo, Sullinger types).
Garnett however gives us exactly the things that Gasol can't: good midrange shooting and defense. We lose a bit on the boards and we lose a bit with the passing ability, but we gain so much more with attitude, hunger, and defense. Garnett is a massive jerkwad, but he might be one of the few guys who rivals Kobe's competitiveness. He'd be a good fit next to Howard.