Rooscooter wrote:^^Actually PG who are also shooters dominate the ball too much in today's league. IMO Rondo is the perfect PG in a lot of ways..... he doesn't NEED to shoot and he can create with the best of them. Add in defense and the fact that he elevates his game like few others in the playoffs and to me he might be the best PG for a team with Howard.
He doesn't need 3 screens to get into the lane like Paul and Nash either....... that allows the shooters to be on the parameter.
Complete pipe that we could find a way to get him and keep Howard and Kobe together. That would create a balanced 1, 2 and 5 positions... now for the other 8....
Do you think Rondo would "qualify" as a ball dominant point guard? He needs the ball just as much as a Paul or Nash, IMO. No, he doesn't need 2 or 3 screens & can create easy baskets for himself and teammates. I think your point about his defense is right on...he's long, athletic, plays the passing lanes, and he can stay in front of the opposing teams PG's which is more then we've in Fisher, Sessions, or Nash.
I don't think Kobe will be playing in 2015, IMO. I think if Rondo is available and Howard is locked at that time, we might offer Rondo a Max contract. Howard and Rondo will ideally have about 3-4 years; we can fill out the rest of the roster with only 2 max players. We have to spend wisely, though.