He's what keeps them from being a middle of the pack team, honestly.
They could lose Parker or Gino for considerable amounts of time and win, but without Timmy, they lose their foundation.
People saying he's better then Bird is idiotic and not uncommon, but he is under rated in terms of defensive impact this year.
That's a fair debate. Seen both, know what they give me....and it'd be a pretty tough choice to decide who I want to build around, as it should be for anyone with an ounce of basketball knowledge.
It's not cut and dry either way. Both brings things the other doesn't.