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Rajon Rondo | Guard | #9

Team: Chicago Bulls
Age / DOB:  (30) / 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, Dwyane Wade, Jimmy Butler, Taj Gibson and Robin Lopez will start vs. the Hawks on Thursday.
Rondo was rested during Chicago's last game, but he'll be back in action tonight. For what it's worth, Fred Hoiberg said he still has not decided on the official starting lineup, but he'll be making a decision after an inter-squad scrimmage that will take place on Sunday or Monday. Oct 20 - 6:37 PM

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Rajon Rondo will rest against the Bucks on Saturday.

He had a solid showing on Friday with 20 points, six rebounds, six assists, six turnovers, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes. Rondo will have a tough time matching his season last year, especially with the other two alphas taking assists away from him. He should still be elite for dimes and steals.
Oct 14 - 10:49 PM

Rajon Rondo (rest) did not play on Saturday.

It's just a night off to get a longer look at the other guards. Rondo is all set for minutes in the 30s and a chance to repeat in the assists crown. His game doesn't translate very well to standard leagues.
Oct 8 - 11:02 PM

Rajon Rondo played 24 minutes in his Bulls preseason debut on Monday, scoring two points with six rebounds, seven assists and five turnovers.

He had his fingerprints all over the offense with the Bulls playing at a faster tempo. Rondo likely won't be handling the ball as much as he did in Sacramento, which suggests he will have a tough time duplicating last year's output. He should be coming off the board in the second half of standard drafts.
Oct 3 - 10:32 PM

Dwyane Wade said Rajon Rondo is the best point guard he's ever played with.

What about Mario Chalmers, though? Wade has been among the elite for usage and has 5.8 dimes per game in his career. Some of that may have something to do with sub-par guards next to him. The Three Alphas should take time to adjust, but Rondo should get his dimes. He's a risky pick in the late middle rounds.
Sep 28 - 3:47 PM

Jimmy Butler said that Rajon Rondo has impressed him early on in camp.

"He’s super-smart. He really sees things before they even develop out there on the basketball floor, so it makes everybody’s job a lot easier," Butler said. "And not only is he leading the team on offense, but he’s constantly talking on defense, so he’s letting everybody know where they have to be." Rondo's numbers in Sacramento were impressive with 11.7 assists and 2.1 steals per game, but the Kings led the NBA in pace last season and he will now have to share the ball with Butler and Dwyane Wade in Chicago. Some regression seems inevitable, but he's still an option in the middle rounds if you don't mind his shooting percentages.
Source: CSN Chicago
Sep 27 - 9:42 PM

Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said he expects Rajon Rondo to "thrive" in his offensive system.

Hoiberg helped Rondo with a hitch in his shot last week with the hope that he will be an improved outside shooter this season, so it sounds like their relationship is off to a good start. The Kings led the NBA in pace last season which really helped Rondo's numbers, and while Chicago is also expected to get out and run, he's going to have to share the rock with two ball-dominant players in Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade. Hopefully we'll see some improved efficiency from Rondo, but his fantasy value will likely take a hit in Chicago.
Source: CSN Chicago
Aug 12 - 10:54 AM

Rajon Rondo only has $3M guaranteed to him in the second year of his contract with the Bulls, a source told the Chicago Tribune.

The second season of Rondo's deal is a mutual option, so the $3M is basically a buyout if the Bulls wish to move on from the point guard. This is more of a housekeeping note than anything else, and it will be interesting to see how the ball-dominant point guard meshes with Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade in Chicago.
Jul 11 - 2:27 PM

Fred Hoiberg said he anticipates having a "very good relationship" with Rajon Rondo.

"[Rondo's] going to be a guy that's going to be another extension of me and a coach on the floor," said Hoiberg. "And again, I think he's a guy who can survey the floor and read the situation and get us into our offense in a very efficient manner." Let the offseason, flowery quotes about incoming players begin. Rick Carlisle and George Karl had similar things to say about Rondo before having to coach him for 82 games. Jimmy Butler, Dwyane Wade and Rondo all need the ball in their hands to be effective, and it seems more likely than not that Rondo will be the odd man out in this situation.
Source: ESPN
Jul 10 - 2:54 PM

Rajon Rondo said that he will be a great fit in Chicago's offense.

"It's more of a read-based offense. It's not so much dictated on calling a set every time down the floor," Rondo said. "I like to make my plays off reactions. I try to be two or three steps ahead of my guy, my opponent. So it's a perfect system to try to be great in." Rondo also believes that he will be able to communicate well with coach Fred Hoiberg and he already acknowledged that he will take a backseat to Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade. Rondo is saying all the right things, but his numbers should take a hit in the Windy City.
Jul 8 - 10:08 AM

Rajon Rondo acknowledged during his introductory press conference that the Bulls will be Jimmy Butler's team.

"It's Jimmy's team. Jimmy, [Dwyane] Wade and then whatever after that." Rondo added that, "getting a W at the end of the day is all that matters," and that all egos will "go out the window," so It'll be interesting to see how things play out in Chicago as Butler, Wade and Rondo are all ball dominate players. Rondo seemed like an okay fit prior to the Wade signing, but with Butler and Wade ahead of Rondo in the pecking order, Rondo's numbers could suffer.
Jul 7 - 3:54 PM

Rajon Rondo is expected to be signed by the Bulls and introduced to Chicago on Thursday.

Rondo agreed to a two-year deal worth $28 million, but the second year of the deal includes a mutual option so it's virtually a one-year rental. In a best-case scenario, Rondo turns into a trade asset Chicago could move at the deadline. In a worst-case scenario, the Bulls simply decline their side of the option after the season and move on.
Jul 6 - 10:10 AM

Rajon Rondo has agreed to a two-year deal worth $28 million with the Bulls.

The Bulls have long been rumored to be the front-runners to land Rondo, and now they have their man to replace Derrick Rose. Rondo will be Chicago's starting point guard, and he should be able to get close to last year's averages of 11.9 points, 11.7 assists, 6.0 boards and 2.0 steals per game. As long as you're okay with his horrendous free throw shooting (58.0 percent from the stripe last year), he'll be worth a mid-round selection on draft day.
Jul 3 - 6:57 PM

According to the Sacramento Bee, the Kings don't intend to re-sign Rajon Rondo.

There aren't many more teams in need of a starting point guard at the moment, so Rondo's market doesn't sound too strong. He has been linked with the Pelicans, Bulls and 76ers, but Chicago is probably the favorite. Unless the Kings add another PG, they will move forward with Darren Collison and Isaiah Cousins, though Collison is currently in some legal trouble.
Jul 3 - 10:48 AM

Unrestricted free agent Rajon Rondo is getting interest from the Kings, Bulls, 76ers and possibly Pelicans, according to Marc Spears of

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Rajon Rondo
2Michael Carter-Williams
3Jerian Grant
SG1Dwyane Wade
2Denzel Valentine
3Isaiah Canaan
SF1Jimmy Butler
2Doug McDermott
3Paul Zipser
PF1Taj Gibson
2Nikola Mirotic
3Bobby Portis
C1Robin Lopez
2Cristiano Felicio