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Rajon Rondo | Guard | #9

Team: Sacramento Kings
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/22/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 186
College: Kentucky
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (21) / PHO
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Unrestricted free agent Rajon Rondo is getting interest from the Kings, Bulls, 76ers and possibly Pelicans, according to Marc Spears of ESPN.com.
An earlier report from multiple Pelicans beat writers said the team wasn't interested, but Spears adds that Anthony Davis is a Rondo fan. It's hard to see any of these teams being aggressive on Rondo with most of them set to build around young players. The Bulls could be the frontrunner of this group after Rondo met with them on Friday. Jul 2 - 12:05 AM

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The Pelicans are not interested in unrestricted free agent Rajon Rondo.

Some previous reports say the Pelicans are interested, but it would be a surprise. He wouldn't fit with the current roster and the Pelicans should be better off with a shooting PG. Rondo met with the Bulls today.
Jul 1 - 9:26 PM

The Bulls met with unrestricted free agent Rajon Rondo on Friday.

With Mike Conley and Jeremy Lin off the board, Rondo should have more desperate suitors. Plus, the Nets were expected to go after Rondo, but they have agreed to terms with Lin. The former NBA champ and 2011-12 league leader in triple-doubles obviously won't be going back to the PG-needy Mavs, so he could be filling in for Derrick Rose.
Jul 1 - 7:42 PM

It could "take some time to play out" to see where unrestricted free agent Rajon Rondo lands, according to Sam Amick of USA Today.

Once unrestricted free agent Mike Conley comes off the board, the point guard crop falls off a cliff. Teams will likely be looking at wings instead of paying up for Jeremy Lin or Rajon Rondo.
Jun 30 - 9:34 PM

The Nets will reportedly get a meeting with unrestricted free agent Rajon Rondo.

The Nets are currently believed to be the front runners to land the former champion and All-Star, and if they are successful in their pursuit, it would put a bit of a damper on the fantasy value of Caris LeVert and Isaiah Whitehead. A Rondo signing would also hurt Yogi Ferrell's chances of making the Nets' regular season roster, but Brooklyn may provide Rondo with the best opportunity to produce. Currently, it doesn't seem as though Rondo is interested in returning to the Kings.

The Nets have reportedly emerged as the front runners to land Rajon Rondo during free agency.

The Nets are reportedly willing to offer Rondo a max-deal, although sources close to Rondo say that he's not overly interested in being Brooklyn's only major signing this offseason, so the Nets may need to bring in another star to get Rondo to sign his name on the dotted line. Brooklyn is said to also have interest in Jamal Crawford, Jeremy Lin, Brandon Jennings and Kent Bazemore, so perhaps if they can sign one of those guys, Rondo will be more inclined to sign. Rondo would have nice value as the Nets starting PG.

Rajon Rondo said the 2015-16 Kings had "too many distractions on and off the court."

Talk about stating the obvious, are we right? Rondo didn't stop there, either. "The organization as a whole, I don't think was together completely. I think as a team you have to want the best for the next man beside you, and that wasn't the case with the Sacramento Kings," he said. Specifically of the relationship between DeMarcus Cousins and George Karl, Rondo said that there was "too much tension. I've never witnessed or experienced a thing like that in my 10-year career." Despite all of this, Rondo remains open to re-signing with the Kings in free agency. Reading between the lines, it seems like the interest between the two sides of a reunion is tepid at best.
Source: ESPN
Jun 27 - 9:47 AM

Kings GM Vlade Divac said that he's open to the idea of re-signing Rajon Rondo this summer.

The Kings may not have a choice with Darren Collison in legal trouble. They didn't add a guard in the first round of the draft and there aren't many good options at point guard in free agency apart from Mike Conley. Marc Stein of ESPN reported that Rondo has interest in re-signing with the Kings or playing for the Brooklyn Nets, so this could turn into a bidding war.
Jun 26 - 12:39 PM

Rajon Rondo has interest in re-signing with the Kings or playing for the Brooklyn Nets, a source told ESPN's Marc Stein.

Per Spears, Rondo also had some interest in joining the New York Knicks, but the Derrick Rose acquisition kills that potential suitor. Regardless of where Rondo signs his next contract, he's likely going to have to take another "prove it" kind of deal like the one-year contract he signed prior to the 2015-16 season with Sacramento.
Jun 23 - 11:09 PM

In an interview with the Boston Globe, Rajon Rondo said that he is "very healthy."

"Obviously it didn’t go the way we wanted it as an exit [missing the playoffs] but I was able to bounce back, I believe," Rondo said. "I am very healthy. I’ve been working extremely hard on my body and my game. I’m 30 years old and I feel great." Rondo battled through several different injuries down the stretch of the season and he did pick up some DNPs, but it's worth noting that the Kings were also tanking a little bit. Several teams around the NBA could use an upgrade at point guard, so Rondo should have a decent market in free agency.
Jun 20 - 10:55 AM

Rajon Rondo said he's still open to playing with DeMarcus Cousins.

While Rondo said he'd like to play with Cousins in 2016-17, he also expressed concern over the Kings selfishness last season. Rondo added that the Kings need to "come together and figure out if we can work, but if not, I'm always in, I'm open. I'm open this summer and I look forward to having a great career." Rondo will get plenty of interest as an unrestricted free agent this summer and will continue to pile up assists wherever he lands next season.
Source: ESPN
Jun 14 - 9:35 AM

On ESPN's The Jump, Rajon Rondo said it's "up in the air" for him to re-sign with the Kings.

He said DeMarcus Cousins was like his little brother and he thinks Boogie is the best big in the NBA. Additionally, Rondo said he tried to keep the Kings together as much as possible. He added the Kings had too many distractions on and off the court, and the team didn't sacrifice enough for each other. It seems slightly doubtful Rondo is back with the Kings next year.
Jun 13 - 4:23 PM

According to Zach Lowe of ESPN, the Kings are prepared to cut bait with Rajon Rondo if his free agency turns into a bidding war.

The Kings already have an excellent point guard under contract for next season in Darren Collison, so it wouldn't make a lot of sense for Sacramento to overpay for the 30-year-old guard. There are several teams around the league in need of a starting PG, so Rondo should get plenty of interest considering he's arguably the second best free agent PG after Mike Conley.
Source: ESPN
May 20 - 10:29 AM

The Kings have reportedly "cooled slightly" on the idea of re-signing unrestricted free agent Rajon Rondo.

According to Kings' writer James Ham, "The Kings have not completely turned their backs on a possible return, but they are also not going to get into a bidding war for Rondo’s services." Defensive lapses were a constant for Rondo last season, and the Kings yielded the 10th-most points and third-most assists to opposing point guards. Rondo benefited from the blistering pace of George Karl's offense this year, so fantasy owners should temper expectations for 2016-17.
May 18 - 9:59 PM

The Kings reportedly will not get into a bidding war for Rajon Rondo this offseason.

While Rondo had a nice season statistically in Sacramento, the end result was still a losing record for the Kings, and it doesn't sound like the struggling franchise is fully committed to retaining his services despite Rondo's connection with DeMarcus Cousins. A Rondo departure would provide a major boost to the fantasy value of Darren Collison.
Source: ESPN
May 18 - 11:04 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Rajon Rondo
2Darren Collison
SG1Ben McLemore
2Seth Curry
SF1Rudy Gay
2Omri Casspi
3Caron Butler
PF1Willie Cauley-Stein
2Quincy Acy
3Eric Moreland
4Duje Dukan
C1DeMarcus Cousins
2Kosta Koufos