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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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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

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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

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.
Apr 29 - 4:55 PM

Rajon Rondo and the Mavericks mutually agreed to part ways after his disappointing performance in the first two games of the playoffs, and they used his "back injury" as an excuse to save face.

Rondo was dreadful in the postseason and head coach Rick Carlisle reportedly would have relegated him to the bench in Game 3 anyways. The Mavericks didn't want Rondo's attitude to rub off on their other players, so the decision was made to excuse him from the team. If it isn't already obvious, it's safe to say that Rondo won't be back in Dallas next season. The Lakers have expressed some interest in pursuing the free agent point guard, but they are only willing to sign him at a discount. On a side note, the Mavericks reportedly didn't give Rondo his playoff share, so it will be interesting to see if he has anything to say about all of this.
Source: ESPN
Apr 29 - 12:44 PM

The Lakers are reportedly only interested in signing Rajon Rondo as an unrestricted free agent this offseason at a discount.

An ugly divorce, and unproductive season with the Dallas Mavericks has really lowered Rondo's stock heading into free agency. Rondo just isn't the same player he once was before the ACL tear in 2013. He remains a major liability on offense, and his defense has dipped as well. He clashes with coaches, and his need to have the ball in his hands would more than likely result in some conflict with Kobe Bryant. Simply put, Rondo hasn't played like a max-contract player for some time now, and he's likely going to have to settle for less during free agency.
Apr 28 - 3:33 PM

Mavs' head coach Rick Carlisle said that the trade for Rajon Rondo was a risk worth taking, but he and the Mavericks organization are now ready to move on from the failed experiment.

"In the case of anything, there is risk, but there are risks worth taking," Carlisle said. "That trade was a risk worth taking. We all agreed on that. Now, we're at a point where, hey, it's time to move on." The Mavs gave up Jae Crowder, Brandan Wright, Jameer Nelson and two draft picks in the Rondo trade, but it's safe to say his days in Dallas are numbered. He'll try to sign a big contract as an unrestricted free agent this offseason, but with the way things ended in Dallas, partnered with two years of declining numbers and ineffective play, he's not looking like a max-contract kind of player.
Source: ESPN
Apr 24 - 12:09 PM

Coach Rick Carlisle said he doesn't expect to see Rajon Rondo (back) with the Mavs again.

Needless to say, the trial period didn't go well with Rondo. Sure, they didn't give up much to get him, so it's not like they mortgaged their franchise to see how it worked out. Rondo will enter free agency and may have a tough time getting a deal for more than two years. In case you missed it earlier, he's out "indefinitely" with a back injury.
Apr 22 - 6:02 PM

Rajon Rondo (back) is out indefinitely due to a back injury sustained in Game 2 on Tuesday.

He only played 34 seconds in the second half, but on the surface it looked like it he was benched for poor play. The severity of this back injury isn't known, but the Mavs are likely going to hold him out the rest of the postseason. We won't speculate on the details. J.J. Barea will take over as the starter and the Mavs could have Devin Harris back for Game 3. As for Rondo's summer plans, it's safe to say there won't be many teams willing to invest big money on the former All-Star.
Apr 22 - 3:57 PM