The synopsis of Travis is that he was a shooting guard in a point guard's body. He could score and play solid defense on the little guys, but he wasn't a strong assist man and was a liability on taller players. The way he pounded the ball in the same spot drew much of the ire of Pacer fans.
Rose was oft maligned for defense, but I had a bigger problem with him than that. Rose pulled a vanishing act every fourth quarter and particularly with the game on the line. He would miss shots, free throws... everything. If you are going to be paid a max contract and you don't play defense, you had better step up and hit some money shots. My fear with JO when he came to the team was that he had some of those Jalen tendencies. However, I do think JO has matured and gotten better with those situations. Rose just never seemed to get comfortable at crunch time.
He hates it, but I still think Jalen is one of those guys who is just a better bench player. He can give you instant offense, and without the pressure of starting he plays better. I also remember once in a galaxy far far away... when he actually did defend number 23 of the Bulls pretty respectably. For whatever reason he decided to stop.
Of the 2 I miss Travis more. He is another one of those guys who seemed to do better in the Pacers system. He just never has gotten on track anywhere else. He hit the big winner at Milwaukee and he took a charge from Shaq... that has to command some respect. However, he was always living in the shadow of Mark Jackson when he was here. Two very different players with different skills to bring to the table.