The word value is going to be on the tips of the tongues of all Boston Celtics fan and the media in the next 6-18 months. What is the value of their draft picks? What's the value of an expiring contract? What's Jeff Green's value?
The most important person, when it comes to value, is Rajon Rondo. With a repaired knee, a questionable jumpshot, and an even more questionable attitude, he will no doubt continue to be a polarizing figure in Boston.
This weekend, Rondo ditched his teammates to celebrate his 28th birthday in Los Angeles. Rondo's teammates headed for Sacramento, where they were playing the Kings the following night. Rondo has not played in the second game of a back-to-back all season. So his presence was not missed on the floor.
However, this is the captain of the team. He asked permission to stay behind, and was denied. So he simply skipped the flight and stayed in L.A.
Danny Ainge told Felger and Mazz on 98.5 The Sports Hub that there are about 20 teams that are very comfortable with their point guards right now. The league is full of talented point guards, and maybe Rondo has lost some of his value.
When we first heard the number "20" from Danny it seemed like that was a lot of teams, but then we started to think about it and thought we would break down the teams that would not field calls (or make calls) for Rajon Rondo.
Group 1: Pretty much set for now and the foreseeable future
Golden State Warriors: Stephen Curry, while some may call him a shooting guard, has developed into a playmaker and one of the best point guards in the league.
Washington Wizards: John Wall is quietly having a fabulous year. He's averaging 19.7 points and 8.6 assists per game, both career highs. He's signed a max contract and is five years younger than Rondo.
Philadelphia 76ers: Michael Carter-Williams started off hotter than any point guard in the league. The 76ers are invested in him for a few more seasons. He seems like a guy they can, and will, build around.
Check back later today for Group 2 and Group 3.
Do you agree with us? Disagree? What teams do you think are already set at the point guard position. Let us know in the comments.
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