Yes, Rondo is one of our big problems. We have a lot of problems but this is supposed to be his team to carry now.
Paul Pierce is no longer the guy that can dribble into the paint, break down a defense, and kick out to an open guy or draw a foul like he once was. Rondo is the guy on this team that needs to do that.
The problem...Rondo is either scared to death of shooting free throws or taking contact so he would rather pass the ball back to the three point line even though he has a wide open layup, he takes a really funky layup to avoid contact, or he pulls up and stops any fast break all together rather than attack. This has killed our offense consitently for the past several years.
Add to that the fact that he play a gamblin style of denfense which causes our D to break down repeatedly and for opposing guards to have career days all because rondo wants the steal. Again frustrating, because he could be a great on teh ball defender if he wanted to.
The dilema is that Rondo can do all of the things we need him to be now that it is his team: attack the basket with the intent to score and pass, and be a solid on the ball defender on opposing PGs, btu he refuses to do it.
I have to agree, if Rondo does not change this aspect of his game, then he will never be a true go to guy which is what we need and you might be better off cashing in on his value now and try to get a PG in at the level of Conley or Jennings and hope you can get them to throw in a big as well. Or make a run at Steph Curry or Deron Williams (we missed our chance on Curry though I bet).