bigboi wrote:Rondo has been the best player on his team since 08-09, the Celtics lost in 08-09 to the ECF winners in 7 games, lost to the champ in 09-10, lost to the ECF winner in 10-11, and lost to the champion in 11-12. I would say Rondo's resume looks better . Stockton was 1b to Malone's 1a. Kidd played against one of the greatest teams of all time and got demolished, but the series against the Spurs was much closer than suggested. Also no way does Nash take a supporting cast like Kidd's to the Finals. So Nash doesn't have a better resume IMO and the dude has been blessed with some of the greatest supporting casts in NBA history.
Just for comparison, here are the normalized yearly RAPM numbers for Rondo vs Garnett:
'09: Garnett 3.31, Rondo 0.80
'10: Garnett 2.12, Rondo 0.09
'11: Garnett 2.92, Rondo 0.40
'12: Garnett 2.59, Rondo 0.46
I have no idea if that stat means anything to you, suffice to say that Celtics are basically always FAR more dependent on Garnett's presence than Rondo's.
Also of note, in case you're curious about scaling, what I've found is that a score of 1-1.5 is someone who is a borderline all-star, and a score of 2.5-3.0 is someone who could be argued to be an MVP candidate. This isn't just saying Garnett's more impactful than Rondo, it's saying he's way, way, WAY more impactful.
All the other point guards you mention here typically did much better by this measurement than Rondo does.