Haven't read through the thread, but as for the title... not really news.
30 out of 30 NBA GMs would take Irving over Rondo if they were building a team from the ground up.
Thanks for your personal, completely unfounded, opinion.
I agree with ssspence. Kyrie's younger, which means he has the potential to become a better defender, passer, rebounder, and winner. I'm not saying Rondo can't improve in any of these categories, it's just that he doesn't have as much time as Irving.
Irving also has more potential than Rondo. That's going to attract a lot, if not all, GMs.
If we could trade Rondo for Irving straight-up, I'd have to think long and hard about it. Maybe not this year, but next year, absolutely.