Originally Posted by pete's montreux
I don't mind the player, I mind the contract. However, I'm not against the idea. Pierce could mentor Deng and he might live up to the contract with someone like Rondo feeding him the rock. Deng could be a 20/5/5 guy on Boston.
I agree. The contract is pretty bad but Deng could greatly benefit from the tutelage of a couple championship caliber hall-of-famers and an all-star-point guard.
No offense to Rondo but I think he's a back-up pg at best w/o the big three in Boston. The confidence that he gained from playing with those guys elevated his game to a level I doubt he would have achieved otherwise or playing for a bad-mediocre team.