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John Wall for Rajon Rondo?

The Celtics are shopping Rondo, according to ESPN. Rondo this season is averaging around 14/10/5 per game, is a great defender and a fantastic point guard. He's owed around 10-12 million/yr over the next 3 years.

Wall is averaging around 17/8/5, is extremely athletic, and young. He's owed around 5 mil/yr for the next 3 years.

I know Ted Leonsis has said he wants to rebuild, and Wall seems to be totally untouchable, but I think Rondo is a better Point Guard. Now, this could be true because Rondo has the big 3 around him and Wall has no one, but the big 3 have been terrible this year, and Rondo is a better passer, rebounder and defender. Rondo does not score as much as Wall does, and I know the Wizards struggle to score points, but he can run the offense better than Wall can and go to the rim as well as anyone.

Stats to note:

Neither Guard shoots particularly well, they have almost identical TS%. Interestingly enough, Rondo has a better 2pt% than wall does, although Wall is a better free-throw shooter by almost 20%. The two are almost identical in PER, but thats only because Wall shoots 3 more shots a game and therefore scores more points. Rondo easily beats Wall in Wins/48 minutes, with .174 to .094, and Rondo has had seasons with Wins/48 above .2, which is twice as good as Walls current season.

To make the money work, I tried Wall/Blatche for Rondo and a cheaper player, Brandon Bass, Chris Wilcox or Pietrus. All of them work according to the trade machine. I think the Celts want to keep Bass, and we have an overabundance of SF, so Wilcox makes the most sense, given that he'll be a free-agent next year, and won't count against the cap. And WE GET RID OF BLATCHE.

Although Wall is younger, I think that works in our favour, as Boston is looking to rebuild. I know this is a stretch, but I think that Rondo could definitely convince some FA to come to DC.

This represents the view of the user who wrote the FanPost, and not the entire Bullets Forever community. We're a place of many opinions, not just one.

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