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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
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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

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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 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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Rajon Rondo
2Spencer Dinwiddie
3Jerian Grant
SG1Dwyane Wade
2Denzel Valentine
SF1Jimmy Butler
2Doug McDermott
3Tony Snell
4Paul Zipser
PF1Taj Gibson
2Nikola Mirotic
3Bobby Portis
C1Robin Lopez
2Cristiano Felicio