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Rajon Rondo | Guard | #9

Team: Chicago Bulls
Age / DOB:  (31) / 2/22/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 186
College: Kentucky
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (21) / PHO
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VP of Basketball Operations John Paxson said that "there's a really good chance" Rajon Rondo will be on the Bulls' roster for the 2017-18 season.
The Bulls will have until June 30 to buyout Rondo for $3 million, but for now, it looks as though they're committed to keeping him on the roster. It was an up-and-down season for Rondo, but he was a top-50 guy after the break when he put in averages of 10.3 points, 5.2 boards, 7.1 dimes, 1.8 steals, 1.1 triples and 2.4 turnovers per contest. It also helps that both Fred Hoiberg and Jimmy Butler had high praise for Rondo at the season's end. His outlook will improve if Dwyane Wade opts to leave as a free agent. May 3 - 12:20 PM

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Coach Fred Hoiberg had high praise for Rajon Rondo on Friday.

Hoiberg and Rondo had a rocky relationship for much of the season, but the coach gave a strong endorsement of his point guard after the Bulls were eliminated on Friday. "Obviously we played great basketball with Rajon toward the end of the season," Hoiberg said. "I love Rondo. I love coaching him. I love everything about the kid. He was so good to have out there on the floor." Jimmy Butler also stated he wants the Bulls to pick up Rondo's team option. "Of course," Butler said. "He's been huge for us this year."
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 29 - 11:03 AM

Coach Fred Hoiberg said that Rajon Rondo (thumb) remains out for Game 6 Friday vs. Boston and is unlikely to play in a potential Game 7.

Isaiah Canaan will draw another start on Friday. He is averaging 13.0 points and 1.5 assists in 35.1 minutes over the last two games. With Jimmy Butler bothered by a sore knee, Hoiberg may again have to ask Dwyane Wade, and even Paul Zipser, to bring the ball up at times.
Apr 28 - 12:48 PM

Rajon Rondo (thumb) is listed as out for Game 6 against the Celtics on Friday.

This isn't a surprise after Rondo said his thumb was still broken before Game 5. Assuming there are not any changes, Isaiah Canaan will look to build off his 35.0 minutes per game over his last two, scoring 13 points in each. Wade's time at the point has also gone way up, but the Bulls really need to get Jimmy Butler going.
Apr 27 - 6:55 PM

Rajon Rondo (thumb) said he will not suit up for Wednesday's Game 5 against the Celtics.

Rondo really wants to get out there, but the fact remains that he's dealing with a pretty badly fractured right (shooting) thumb in addition to a torn ligament in his wrist, and according to him: "the slightest fall on the floor might further damage it." Rondo's next opportunity to play will come in Game 6 on Friday, but tonight, it'll be Isaiah Canaan starting at point guard with Jerian Grant and Michael Carter-Williams backing him up.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Canaan isn’t a great fantasy player but considering how poorly Grant and MCW played, he could push towards 30 minutes again tonight. During the season, he produced 0.71 FD ppm when he shared the court with Butler and Wade, so his $1,800 price tag on FD seems like a great deal. He received 24-31 minutes in ten games this season and he eclipsed 15 FD points in five of them while taking at least nine FGAs and/or five threes in eight.

Rajon Rondo (thumb) is "preparing to attempt to play" in Game 5 vs. Boston on Wednesday according to Shams Charania of The Vertical.

This is a huge surprise because Rondo was initially ruled out. He was spotted getting up some shots at Tuesday's practice, but we should have a better idea of his status after the morning shootaround. If he plays, he will obviously be limited. Expect Isaiah Canaan to be the starter if Rondo can't get clearance.
Apr 25 - 9:18 PM

Rajon Rondo (thumb) was able to get some shots up after the Bulls practiced on Tuesday.

It was the first time Rondo has touched a basketball since injuring his thumb in the second half of Game 2. Rondo will not play in Game 5 on Wednesday. When asked if Rondo could possibly return later in the series, coach Fred Hoiberg said it's a "longshot," but "we'll see." Hoiberg also added that Rondo "winced every time the ball came to him." Isaiah Canaan will start in place of Rondo in Game 5.
Apr 25 - 1:17 PM

Rajon Rondo (thumb) will not play in Game 5 against the Celtics on Wednesday.

Rondo has shed his cast, and Fred Hoiberg hasn't yet ruled him out for the series, but he won't be taking the court on Wednesday night. Isaiah Canaan will get the start in Game 5, and he'll be someone to consider in DFS.
Apr 24 - 3:58 PM

The NBA has fined Rajon Rondo $25,000 for his sideline antics during Game 3.

In case you missed it, Rondo was sitting on the bench and stuck a leg out in an attempt to trip Jae Crowder, though he still maintains that he was just stretching. Rondo currently doesn't have a timetable to return to action because of his fractured thumb and hinted that he could miss a couple weeks.
Source: MassLive
Apr 23 - 12:56 PM

Rajon Rondo (thumb) said he is expecting to miss "a couple weeks."

"I can't even use a fork with my thumb," Rondo said. In other words, he won't be playing in this series. It's hard to believe a player who was a DNP-CD earlier this season could be so irreplaceable, but the Bulls got almost nothing out of their point guard spots. Coach Fred Hoiberg said "we'll see" about his point guard, but fantasy owners will have a very tough time trusting Jerian Grant or Michael Carter-Williams.
Apr 21 - 10:19 PM

Coach Fred Hoiberg said that Rajon Rondo (fractured thumb) is currently in a cast and that he will be re-evaluated in 7-10 days.

Rondo initially suffered the injury in the third quarter of Game 2 on Tuesday night but was able to play through it. When asked if Rondo would be able to make it back at some point this postseason, Hoiberg said it is "still too early to tell." Hoiberg also stated that Rondo has been playing through a wrist injury as well and explained that the cast would help the wrist heal by immobilizing it. Jerian Grant and Michael Carter-Williams will soak up most of the minutes at PG, and Jimmy Butler will be asked to handle the ball more frequently.
Apr 21 - 11:48 AM

The Bulls announced on Friday morning that Rajon Rondo has a fractured thumb and that he will be sidelined indefinitely.

Per the Bulls press release, "Rondo injured his right hand in Game 2 at Boston on Tuesday night. Rondo underwent a subsequent exam and x-rays that confirmed a thumb fracture. Surgery is not required for this injury, and he is out indefinitely." This is a tough blow for a Bulls team that was riding a major wave of momentum. Rondo had been playing terrifically over the first two games of the series, averaging 11.5 points, 10.0 assists and 8.5 boards. Jerian Grant will likely move into the starting lineup. Michael Carter-Williams will see extended minutes off the Bulls bench as well.
Apr 21 - 11:08 AM

Fred Hoiberg heaped praise on Rajon Rondo following Chicago's Game 2 win over Boston.

"Rajon, I thought, did a terrific job once we got the ball off the glass," Hoiberg said. "When we inserted him back into the starting lineup, how key he’s been to our recent successes. He’s a confident kid and that rubs off on all the other guys." Rondo has been excellent through the Bulls' first-round series, compiling averages of 11.5 points, 10.0 dimes, 8.5 boards, 2.0 turnovers and a whopping 3.5 steals per contest. The Bulls have created a ton of matchup problems for the Celtics, and it looks like they have a decent chance of closing out this series at home over the weekend.
Source: CSN Chicago
Apr 19 - 11:04 AM

Rajon Rondo has revenge against his former team on his mind and torched the Celtics in Boston for 11 points, nine rebounds and 14 assists on Tuesday, just missing a triple-double and giving the No. 8 seed Bulls an unprecedented 2-0 lead over the No. 1 Celtics in an easy 111-97 win.

Games 3 and 4 are in Chicago and it's hard to see the Celtics winning four of five games to pull this thing out. The only time a No. 8 seed has gone up 2-0 in a series was in a five-game set between the No. 1 Suns and No. 8 Lakers in 1993, when the Suns came back and won three straight to win the series 3-2. Rondo tied the franchise playoff record with 14 assists and just missed joining Scottie Pippen as the only Bull to triple-double in the playoffs. There was a time this season when Rondo wasn't even part of the rotation, but those days are long gone. The Bulls look like a team capable of winning the East (they get the Wizards-Hawks winner if they finish off Boston) and we'll just leave this here: the Bulls were 4-0 vs. the Cavaliers this season.
Apr 18 - 10:44 PM

Rajon Rondo said on Tuesday that he hopes to return to the Bulls next season.

The Bulls holds the cards, as only $3 million of Rondo's $13.4 million salary for the 2017-18 season is guaranteed. The Bulls have until June 30 to make their decision. Rondo and the Bulls have had a tumultuous relationship since he signed last summer, but winning tends to cure hard feelings. "I like where I’m at. I think we have a really good team," Rondo said. He also said he'd like to return even if Dwyane Wade opts out.
Apr 18 - 12:50 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jerian Grant
2Cameron Payne
3Rajon Rondo
4Michael Carter-Williams
SG1Dwyane Wade
2Denzel Valentine
3Anthony Morrow
4Isaiah Canaan
SF1Jimmy Butler
2Paul Zipser
PF1Bobby Portis
2Nikola Mirotic
3Joffrey Lauvergne
C1Robin Lopez
2Cristiano Felicio