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Rondo 10 62.50%
Parker 6 37.50%
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Old 06-02-2012, 03:39 PM
 
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One word. Consistency. Tony has it and Rondo lacks it. This is actually an easy one. Parker by a mile.
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Old 06-03-2012, 06:48 PM
 
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Rondo.
If he had a jumpshot he'd be top 3 in the league. That's the only thing he's lacking in my opinion. His defense and rebounding are great and he's bigger and stronger than parker.
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:35 AM
 
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One word. Consistency. Tony has it and Rondo lacks it. This is actually an easy one. Parker by a mile.
In fairness rondo is 25 and just in his 5th year in the league. His game has been a work in progress in recent years.

All I know is he is just killing the Heat.
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Old 06-04-2012, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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I'm still undecided on Rondo. I recognize that he's a talented player, but he plays on a team with three future HOFers. I think I would average at least 8 assists per game in the NBA if I could throw the ball to Ray Allen and Paul Pierce all night. Rondo earns a lot of his buckets the hard way (slashing, creating off the dribble), but he also gets a lot of easy points moving without the ball because so much attention has to be devoted to sharp shooting superstars on the perimeter (as well as KG who passes pretty well on the inside).

Parker fell into a great situation with possibly the greatest PF ever on his team, but I think Parker could put up the same numbers no matter what he team he played for. He's a more consistent shooter than Rondo and he might have the best body control in the NBA when it comes to finishing around the basket. I would give Rondo the edge on defense, but I'm the kind of guy who would take great offense over great defense.

So I gotta go with TP.
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Born & Raised DC > Carolinas > Seattle > Denver
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Parker has quietly put together a hall of fame career, but I'd still take Rondo.

Have you guys not seen the stat charts they put up for Rondo during games? he's got more playoff triple-doubles in fewer games than almost anybody in the NBA. He's got more 10+ assist games in the playoffs than almost any other player in NBA history.

Tony is a great scorer and facilitator, but I'm not sure he's as good as Rondo. Even in his prime.
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:52 AM
 
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Parker has quietly put together a hall of fame career, but I'd still take Rondo.

Have you guys not seen the stat charts they put up for Rondo during games? he's got more playoff triple-doubles in fewer games than almost anybody in the NBA. He's got more 10+ assist games in the playoffs than almost any other player in NBA history.

Tony is a great scorer and facilitator, but I'm not sure he's as good as Rondo. Even in his prime.
And Rondo has already been on 4 all-nba defensive teams and is only 25.

P.S. I agree that Parker is probably going to be a HOFer. It's just that Rondo is arguably on the same path. Again, I consider them about equal just depends what other pieces you have.
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:09 AM
 
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I'm still undecided on Rondo. I recognize that he's a talented player, but he plays on a team with three future HOFers. I think I would average at least 8 assists per game in the NBA if I could throw the ball to Ray Allen and Paul Pierce all night. Rondo earns a lot of his buckets the hard way (slashing, creating off the dribble), but he also gets a lot of easy points moving without the ball because so much attention has to be devoted to sharp shooting superstars on the perimeter (as well as KG who passes pretty well on the inside).

Parker fell into a great situation with possibly the greatest PF ever on his team, but I think Parker could put up the same numbers no matter what he team he played for. He's a more consistent shooter than Rondo and he might have the best body control in the NBA when it comes to finishing around the basket. I would give Rondo the edge on defense, but I'm the kind of guy who would take great offense over great defense.

So I gotta go with TP.
It's true Rondo has played on a great team his whole career. However as the Big 3 have gotton older and worse(especially Allen, and to a lesser extent Pierce) Rondo has gotton better and better. It might be fair to say that Rondo was "carried" in the Celtics first championship run, but that's certainly not true now. And Parker has also played with 2 hall of famers and probably the best power forward of all time, so I wouldn't say Parker has a much larger role on the Spurs.
Also Rondo's numbers are quite a bit better than Parker's.
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Old 06-05-2012, 11:11 AM
 
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Hell, I'd even argue that Rondo was the glue that held them together for that championship run in2008.

And it isn't like Parker didn't have a monster squad most of his career. Duncan, Ginobili in his prime, and a bunch of key role players like Robert Horry, Steve Smith, Bruce Bowen, etc.
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Old 06-05-2012, 03:17 PM
 
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I'm still undecided on Rondo. I recognize that he's a talented player, but he plays on a team with three future HOFers.
Those guys are equally dependent on Rondo, probably moreso at this stage of their careers. I've seen Rondo play quite a bit with the Celtics role players and his effectiveness doesn't diminish. He controls the pace, great defensively, outstanding rebounder at his size, great passer, and has a great feel for the game. He'll be a monster if he can get a consistent jumpshot.

It's actually really hard to compare them because they're different kinds of point guards. Alot depends on team needs....
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Old 06-05-2012, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, Ca
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Maybe a good test would be, put Rondo or Parker on a nobody team. Say the Washington Wizards or Toronto. Then, who would be better?

-The problem with Rondo, you're dishing the ball to 3 Celtic elites.

Pierce is second all time as a Celtics scorer.

Pierce, KG and Allen, combined have more career points than Bird, Chief and McHale. That's got to say something.

I think parker would be better on a nobody team, better facilitator, more consistency, better leadership. He has better fundamentals.
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