I dont think Rondo recruits any better than Kobe would
you can rebuild with cap space, not a an injured, not THAT young, arrogant, bad FT in the clutch shooting lead guard.
As good of a d3fender as Rondo can be, I don't think PG defense is as impactful as a Lebron/PaulGeorge win defender
or a Ibaka/Hibbert rim protector
or a Marc gasol who is a good post defender and solid defensive anchor