Funny how you blow off "filling up the stat sheet" when his triple double numbers in the playoffs are historic. You know, when all teams are playing their best players around 40 minutes a night (another slight you throw in there).Let me repeat myself for clarity:
I am also continually flabergasted by the degree to which this purported excellence is overblown.
I don't think anything is overblown when people are saying we should trade him right now because we won a game without him.
And I'll repeat myself: over the last few years, in the Playoffs, there has been no player that has played better than Rondo has except LeBron last year.
But you clearly think he isn't great because he doesn't always score more than 30 pts, that's cool, totally your opinion.
The only thing I "clearly think" is that people who cite all the triple doubles overvaluate Rondo's greatness by ignoring the fact that he usually plays near complete games. I don't know where you got the 30 point thing, it's not me here who's enamored with the scorecard.
Sure, being able to eat so much minutes and fill up the stat sheet is the sign of a very, very good player. But until Rondo finds a way not to be a liability in clutch situation, he remains a premium second gun, not an alpha dog. Which makes him quite replaceable, it's just that the right commodity hasn't been on the market recenty (that would be a young, potentially dominant big man).
Also, there are multiple players that have been better than him in the playoffs in recent memory, including but not limited to Durant and Nowitzki.