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Rajon Rondo | Guard

Team: Sacramento Kings
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/22/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 186
College: Kentucky
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Kings head coach George Karl said that he has had positive conversations with Rajon Rondo.
"Our conversations [have indicated] that he’s a basketball IQ guy who is going to challenge us as coaches because I think he knows the game," Karl said. "He might have some opinions that we’ll have give and take on. He’s an All-Star player. He’s a triple-double machine when he’s playing well. He likes to lead teams. He leads teams with a spirit that has a toughness to it." Rondo is the favorite to start at PG over Darren Collison, but Karl did say that both players can be on the court together. After a terrible finish to his 2014-15 season, Rondo is only worth a look in the later rounds for his low ceiling in standard leagues. Aug 9 - 10:56 AM

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Rajon Rondo said that he is looking forward to playing with DeMarcus Cousins in Sacramento.

"What made me comfortable is them having the best big man in the game," Rondo said of playing with Cousins. "It was a pretty easy decision. I think he’s definitely an MVP candidate and I look forward to playing with him and helping him grow as a player." It will be interesting to see how Rondo meshes with Cousins early on, but if the Kings can ease the tension between Cousins and head coach George Karl they could potentially have a solid season with the amount of talent on their roster.
Jul 17 - 12:14 PM

Rajon Rondo, Marco Belinelli and Kosta Koufos sign with the Kings on Monday.

Vlade Divac has put together quite an offseason for the Kings, despite what some reports from prominent media would have you think. Depth has always been a key issue for the otherwise talented starting group, and aside from the DeMarcus Cousins and George Karl drama they have a roster that is talented enough to make the playoffs.
Jul 13 - 11:11 PM

Rajon Rondo, Marco Belinelli and Kosta Koufos will undergo physicals in Sacramento on Sunday, and they are expected to sign their contracts on Monday.

The Kings have had a very interesting offseason to say the least, but the Rondo deal is only for one year which will eliminate a lot of the risk involved with him. Rondo will have some competition for minutes if Darren Collison successfully recovers from his hip injury, and after his disappearing act in Dallas it would be hard to target him in standard leagues.
Jul 12 - 11:18 AM

Rajon Rondo will officially sign a one-year deal with the Kings on Monday.

It's unclear why Rondo is waiting until Monday to sign his deal, but it could benefit the Kings as it gives him a few more days to pull a DeAndre Jordan. Rondo is expected to sign a one-year deal for $10 million with the Kings in order to rebuild his value, so he stands to benefit from the deal a lot more than the Kings do. Rondo has some upside, but he's also a risky player to own and is better off left undrafted until the later rounds of fantasy drafts.
Jul 9 - 9:51 AM

Rajon Rondo and the Kings agreed on a one-year deal for $10 million.

So who bid against the Kings here? Rondo was benched at the end of the playoffs last season and the Mavs offense slipped since they picked him up. They were first in the NBA for offensive rating before Rondo, but fell all the way to 13th in offensive rating while he was on the Mavs. Darren Collison was much better than Rondo was last year and he's a better fit on the Kings right now, too. Rondo is a high-risk player to think about late in drafts.
Jul 3 - 7:12 PM

Rajon Rondo and the Kings ended their meeting and didn't agree to terms on a deal.

It would almost be a shock to see Rondo agreeing to terms with another team. It probably makes the most sense for him to do a one-year deal or a two-year deal with a player option to allow him to boost his value. His value is at its low point and his style doesn't fit with the 3-point friendly NBA. The Lakers may also go after Rondo.
Jul 3 - 3:31 PM

The Lakers called Rajon Rondo on Thursday to "touch base," according to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN.com.

Up until this point, the Kings were the only team expressing interest in Rondo. While calling a player is hardly enough to classify as serious interest, the Kings now have another team to worry about. Rondo can probably expect the Kings to make a bigger offer now.
Jul 2 - 11:52 PM

The Kings and Rajon Rondo will reportedly have a meeting on Friday.

Rondo is an unrestricted free agent and looking for a one-year deal to improve his stock after a horrendous season with the Mavs. There's reportedly mutual interest here, and the Kings seem to be the frontrunners for acquiring his services. If Rondo does land in Sacramento, he would really hurt the value of Darren Collison. As for fantasy, Rondo shouldn't be very high on anyone's draft boards regardless of where he winds up after averaging just 9.3 points and 6.5 assists on 43.6 percent shooting in Dallas.
Jul 2 - 2:43 PM

Rudy Gay is reportedly among the "loudest voices" urging Rajon Rondo to come to Sacramento.

There's reportedly mutual interest between Rondo and the Kings, but wherever he lands, he's reportedly only going to sign a one-year deal in an attempt to reestablish his value after a rocky season in Dallas. Having Rondo and DeMarcus Cousins on the same team could make for some interesting headlines, but with the way things have been going in Sacramento, why not add Rondo to the mix?
Jun 30 - 4:33 PM

The Kings are pushing hard for unrestricted free agent Rajon Rondo.

This has been the story for most of June and the Kings seem to be the most interested in Rondo. He had a disastrous season last year and it will certainly affect his earning potential next month. Expect the Kings to go after other guards before Rondo, but they probably have the best chance to land the ex-Maverick.
Jun 30 - 1:33 PM

There is reportedly mutual interest between Rajon Rondo and the Kings.

The Kings are reportedly contemplating offering Rondo a one-year deal, which would allow Rondo to try and build his value back up after a disastrous 2014-15 campaign. Rondo believes that he is a max-level player, but no one around the league is going to offer him that kind of money right now, so a one-year deal may be the best thing Rondo can get this offseason. Rondo and DeMarcus Cousins on the same team being coached by George Karl could make for some great theater.
Source: Real GM
Jun 23 - 2:58 PM

According to the Boston Globe, the Kings are a "darkhorse location" for Rajon Rondo in free agency this summer.

Rondo is good friends with Rudy Gay and the Kings are looking to take a big step next year with George Karl at the helm. Darren Collison will likely open next season as the starting point guard, but he is coming off hip surgery and may need some time to get his legs back under him. Rondo could also sign a one-year deal in order to increase his value before the expanded cap in 2016, but it's clear that his time in Dallas has damaged his reputation.
Jun 7 - 9:49 AM

Former NBA player Keyon Dooling defended Rajon Rondo by calling him "one of the most unselfish players in the league."

"I think his future is bright, I think someone will be getting a hungry veteran who’s still in the prime of his career," Dooling said. "We’re talking about one of the most unselfish players in the league in his selfish ways. It’s like an anomaly. He’s the most unselfish player in the world on the court but for some reason he has a selfish image. I’m biased because that’s my friend, but I just don’t get it." Rondo is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, but his value will inevitably take a hit after his disastrous showing in Dallas. Rondo looks like he has lost some explosiveness and his jumper is still a huge liability, so owners should temper their expectations regardless of where he lands next season.
May 10 - 10:46 AM

The Mavs opted not to give Rajon Rondo a playoff share.

This story keeps getting more odd. According to the report, the other 14 players on the roster evenly divided $208,940. The players did not vote to exclude Rondo and were simply presented with a list that did not include him. He won't be back with the Mavs next season after one of the worst contract years in recent memory.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 29 - 4:55 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Rajon Rondo
2Darren Collison
3David Stockton
SG1Ben McLemore
2Marco Belinelli
3James Anderson
4Seth Curry
5Marshall Henderson
SF1Rudy Gay
2Omri Casspi
3Caron Butler
PF1DeMarcus Cousins
2Eric Moreland
3Vince Hunter
C1Kosta Koufos
2Willie Cauley-Stein
3Arturas Gudaitis