Rondo’s value was virtually non-existent last summer. He’d flamed out in Dallas, flown under-the-radar in Sacramento and had a rocky one-year stint in Chicago.
It only took a one-year, $3.3 million commitment to lure him to Louisiana. He outperformed the pact—8.2 assists against 2.3 turnovers in the regular season, double-digit point and assist averages in the playoffs—but his market remains murky.cheap nike nfl jersey
He turned 32 in February. He never developed a consistent outside shot. His numbers wavered over the course of the campaign, before #PlayoffRondo again dazzled under the bright lights, particularly during the first-round sweep.
But he also taught a young team how to win.
“Everything that he does is a winning mentality, a championship mentality and a lot of people haven’t seen that,” Jrue Holiday said, per ESPN’s Nick Friedell.
And Gentry afforded Rondo the freedom he needs to thrive.cheap nike nfl jerseys wholesale
“If you’re gonna have him on your team, you’ve got to believe in him enough to understand he’s gonna put guys in the right situation,” Gentry said, per The Ringer’s Danny Chau.
How do the Pelicans properly price all of that? And is there a reasonable figure that keeps Rondo around but leaves enough flexibility to address the void of two-way wings?
There’s probably a number that works for New Orleans, but the franchise must decide on it and be willing to walk away if it can’t be met.cheap nfl nike jersey