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Rajon Rondo | Guard | #9

Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Age / DOB:  (31) / 2/22/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 186
College: Kentucky
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (21) / PHO
Contract: view contract details

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Rajon Rondo was ejected in the first half on Wednesday.
He was dragged away by a ref and a team security person after a heated exchange with Isaiah Thomas. These were Rondo's first two techs of the season and he likely won't see a suspension for this infraction. We'll see more E'Twaun Moore, Darius Miller and DeAndre Liggins with Rondo out. Feb 14 - 8:47 PM

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Rajon Rondo started again and had eight points, five boards, eight assists, a block and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes of Monday's win over the Pelicans.

No, it didn't compare to his monster 25-10-12 line on Saturday, but it wasn't too bad. Rondo's been playing well of late, averaging 13 points, 5.0 rebounds, 8.2 assists and 1.4 3-pointers on 56 percent shooting over his last five and did his owners a favor by not shooting any free throws tonight. He's hit just four of his last 12 freebies, but is playing well enough to be rostered everywhere.
Feb 12 - 10:05 PM

Rajon Rondo scored 25 points with 10 rebounds, 12 assists and one block in 42 minutes for his second triple-double this season against the Nets on Saturday.

He had a left shoulder injury down the stretch in the fourth quarter, but he was able to return. Rondo looked fine upon his return and helped his team get this win. He's also been going to the line more with a 3-of-6 today and four attempts on Friday, which puts him one shy of his 6-of-11 in his previous 951 minutes this season. He's been solid for his fantasy owners.
Feb 10 - 10:06 PM

Rajon Rondo (left shoulder) went to the locker room with two minutes left in the fourth quarter, but returned in overtime.

Spencer Dinwiddie ran into his left shoulder and Rondo did shoot the free throws after the foul. He was grimacing while he stayed in the game, but then walked back to the locker room. He was having a monster game with 22 points, 10 rebounds, 12 assists and three turnovers. It looks like he's OK.
Feb 10 - 8:16 PM

Rajon Rondo is back in the starting lineup for Saturday against the Nets.

Credit to coach Alvin Gentry for recognizing starting Liggins was a bad idea, so Rondo will be back after a 25-minute outing on Friday. He's more of an assists specialist in standard leagues.
Feb 10 - 5:11 PM

Rajon Rondo came off the bench on Friday with five points, four rebounds, 10 assists and two steals in 25 minutes against the 76ers.

This was probably not the best idea to bring Rondo off the bench, but it's not foreign territory to him with 27 games off the bench last season -- he started every game he played in the previous 10 seasons. Rondo will probably be back in the starting unit soon, but he only has low-end fantasy upside as an assists specialist. Also, he was 1-of-4 from the line tonight after going 6-of-11 in his previous 951 minutes this season.
Feb 9 - 9:24 PM

Rajon Rondo will come off the bench on Wednesday against the Pacers, with DeAndre Liggins drawing the start at point guard.

Alvin Gentry said he wants Rondo with the second unit to "provide a spark," which isn't traditionally the type of verbiage we hear when discussing No. 9. Rondo has played well in two of the past three games, so it'll be interesting to see how he responds to the bench role. While Liggins is starting, he still might be confined to minutes in the teens, so he's not a great target in most leagues.
Feb 7 - 6:21 PM

Rajon Rondo hit 7-of-13 shots, four 3-pointers and missed both of his free throws for a season-high 18 points, three rebounds, eight assists and a steal in 30 minutes of Monday's loss to the Jazz.

Rondo hadn't scored in double figures since Jan. 10 and has been posting empty lines on a regular basis. Even with tonight's big line he's averaging 8.4 points, 4.0 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.6 3-pointers on 39 percent shooting over his last five games, and is offering just 12th-round fantasy value on the season.
Feb 5 - 11:22 PM

Rajon Rondo dished out 13 assists in Friday's 114-100 win over the Thunder to go with seven points, seven rebounds, four steals, one triple and three turnovers in 34 minutes.

He's been a ghost lately and desperately needed a big game. Rondo will appreciate having another shooter around in Nikola Mirotic when he joins the team on Saturday, and the two should have some chemistry already from their time together in the Windy City. "He’s going to be a great addition to our team," Rondo said. "He was a great teammate of mine last year. Great guy in the locker room. He’s going to play to win." If a frustrated owner dropped Rondo, scoop him back up to see if he can keep it going on Saturday vs. the Wolves.
Feb 3 - 12:32 AM

Rajon Rondo hit 1-of-4 shots for two points, two rebounds, three assists and two steals in just 18 minutes on Tuesday.

Remember that time Rondo had 25 assists on Dec. 27 and then 15 assists on Jan. 8? Well, he's been pretty bad since then. He hasn't scored in double figures in 10 straight games, has compiled two or fewer rebounds in six of his last 10, and hasn't had more than three assists in four of his last 10 games. You've got to be in a pretty deep league to be sitting on Rondo as long as Jrue Holiday is healthy.
Jan 30 - 10:56 PM

Rajon Rondo finished Sunday's game against the Clippers with just six points on 2-of-11 shooting.

Rondo has been struggling mightily at the offensive end, hitting just 34.6 percent (17-of-49) from the field over his past eight outings. Sunday marked his ninth consecutive game with single-digit point totals, too. He is averaging just 4.9 points per game during the span, too. The Pelicans are going to need all hands on deck with DeMarcus Cousins done for the season, but Rondo actually got worse, not better, in this one.
Jan 28 - 7:29 PM

Rajon Rondo finished Friday's game against the Rockets scoreless while attempting just one shot, a 3-pointer.

It was an uninspiring performance for Rondo, who was able to at least dish out six assists while adding one rebound and a steal across his 17 minutes. He and the remainder of his teammates will be tasked with filling the void left by DeMarcus Cousins (Achilles'), who is expected to miss the remainder of the season due to a torn left Achilles' tendon.
Jan 26 - 11:27 PM

Rajon Rondo sat out the fourth quarter again on Wednesday, finishing with nine points, five assists, one rebound, one block and one 3-pointer in just 15 minutes.

Rondo opened the month with four straight games of double-digit scoring. In the seven games since then, however, he's averaging a paltry 4.8 points on 38.7% shooting, 2.3 boards, 4.7 dimes, 0.7 steals and 0.3 blocks. Without more assists and all-around production, it's getting harder to justify a roster spot in 12-team leagues.
Jan 24 - 9:46 PM

Rajon Rondo played only 17 minutes during Wednesday's road loss, getting six assists and one rebound with three points on 1-of-4 shooting.

Meanwhile, Ian Clark played 25 minutes off the bench and even Jameer Nelson logged 12 minutes. Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry has openly criticized Rondo's defense this season and he's vanished a few times, but owners should hold steady -- he logged 30 minutes on Tuesday, after all.
Jan 17 - 11:04 PM

Rajon Rondo got some revenge against the Celtics Tuesday with seven points, eight assists, two steals, two blocks and a 3-pointer in 30 minutes.

He's been a bit quiet lately, but is still averaging 8.0 points, 3.0 rebounds, 6.6 assists, and 1.2 steals over his last five games, hitting 52 percent of his shots. If you can live with the low scoring, he's worth holding.
Jan 17 - 1:53 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Rajon Rondo
2Ian Clark
3Mike James
4Frank Jackson
SG1Jrue Holiday
2DeAndre Liggins
3Charles Cooke
4Rashad Vaughn
SF1E'Twaun Moore
2Darius Miller
3Solomon Hill
PF1Anthony Davis
2Nikola Mirotic
3Cheick Diallo
4Terrence Jones
C1DeMarcus Cousins
2Emeka Okafor
3Alexis Ajinca