Originally Posted by TheMarkMadsen
Reports are Rondo is the primary target with Dragic being the back up plan and Deron or Brooke being the back up back up plan
personally i'd love to see Rondo in purple & gold, plays great defense and makes his teammates better.
Who would the third piece be if we got Rondo or Dragic? Somebody not too old still with some upside? Or a solidified all star who can help us compete for championships immediately?
I've got a feeling that if we somehow get Rondo (which I believe is very likely) we may hold off again until 2016 when WB and KD are free agents to be
Hmm, Rondo or Dragic or Deron. Good question.
I don't see Dragic leaving Suns for less than close to max. Some teams out there will offer max 4 years, which I am always concerned about. I don't like longer than 3 year guaranteed deals due to injury risks unless if it is a superstar. Suns will offer 5 years IMO - that is why I see Dragic sticking around with Phoenix.
Deron Williams.. I see him leaving Brooklyn unless if Brook Lopez starts to dominate and living up to his potential. I have no issues with Deron's game.. only his heart. Too often, he has shriveled under pressure since Jerry Sloan-Jazz days when he was awesome. He used to go head-on with Kobe for stretches. We would need that Deron back for me to be sold.
Rondo is leaving Boston through a trade or FA for sure. His shooting is still questionable and I have questions of his leadership. He does thrive under pressure, plays great defense, very versatile, strong for his size.
They all have different question marks, but I would say Rondo's defensive prowess puts his full value over Deron & Dragic. TBH, we need a good draft pick.. Gotta get good C or SF to put next to Randle, Kobe and Rondo.. That means the player must have shooting range if he is SF. Otherwise, teams will stack the paint & lock us down easily with no range.
Overall, I believe Deron would be better fit alongside Kobe as he can spread the floor and make his FTs. Rondo cannot do that and he cannot hit his FTs either.. 32% FT shooting this season, 62% last.. pshhh, worse than Dwight *facepalm*