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Rajon Rondo | Guard

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/22/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 186
College: Kentucky
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

According to Yahoo Sports, Rajon Rondo will not return to Dallas next season if Rick Carlisle is the head coach.

This should surprise no one, as it's pretty obvious that Rondo and Carlisle's relationship has been disastrous at best. Rondo played just 10 minutes in Tuesday's defeat in Houston, and Carlisle opted to go with Raymond Felton to close out the game. Yahoo Sports reported that the Lakers would have been Rondo's choice had he never been traded to Dallas, so it looks like a move to Los Angeles could be in the works for the mercurial guard. This story is only going to heat up if the Mavericks are eliminated, so be sure to check back for updates.
Apr 22 - 9:35 AM

Rajon Rondo played only 10 minutes during Tuesday's defeat in Houston, scoring four points with two rebounds and one assist.

Rondo appeared disinterested tonight, picking up his fourth personal foul and a technical within the first minute of the second half. He didn't play at all in the fourth quarter. Devin Harris sat out due to turf toe and his availability for Game 3 is uncertain, and Rondo's starting PG job is safe, but his future with the Mavs and coach Rick Carlisle is more dubious than ever following tonight's debacle.
Apr 22 - 1:03 AM

Rajon Rondo scored 15 points against the Rockets on Saturday with five assists, no rebounds, one 3-pointer and one turnover in 27 minutes.

He turned in a very nice second quarter, but Rondo was a little bashful with his shot in the paint. His defense was also a problem for much of this game. If Devin Harris' toe injury is going to cost him some games, there should be more minutes for Rondo. Even with the extra playing time, Rondo is really going to have to step it up and he'll also need to be better on the glass.
Apr 19 - 12:21 AM

Rajon Rondo was the only usual Mavs starter to play on Monday, scoring 13 points on 4-of-6 shooting (including two threes) with four rebounds, five assists and one steal in 32 minutes.

The Mavs have nothing to play for so owners will have to be on red alert, but if they're lucky they'll get another game on Wednesday in which he has the keys to the car again.
Apr 14 - 4:12 AM

Rajon Rondo returned from a day of rest to finish Sunday's win in L.A. with 11 points, eight rebounds, 11 assists, one steal and a rare 3-pointer.

Rondo even knocked down both of his free throw attempts tonight. The fact that he rested on Friday alleviates the risk of another DNP-CD, but owners still have to confirm Rondo's status for the Mavs' final games on Monday and Wednesday. If he does sit out, coach Rick Carlisle seems likely to start Raymond Felton while keeping Devin Harris in his typical role with the second unit.
Apr 13 - 12:19 AM

Rajon Rondo will be in the starting lineup vs. the Lakers on Sunday.

Rondo was held out of Friday's game vs. the Nuggets in order to get some extra rest, but his owners can go ahead and get him in their active lineups tonight. The Mavericks do have an away game in Utah on Monday, so it's possible that Rondo could rest again considering the Mavs don't have anything to play for. If that happens, J.J. Barea, Devin Harris and Raymond Felton would be in the mix for more minutes.
Apr 12 - 9:34 PM

Rajon Rondo (rest) will not play against the Nuggets on Friday night.

The Mavs have a plan to rest players and there could be more DNPs on the way tonight. For now, J.J. Barea is likely going to start. Rondo is not worth owning in standard leagues.
Apr 10 - 8:30 PM

Rajon Rondo is likely to be rested on Friday night against the Nuggets.

We won't have anything official, but all signs point to Rondo getting a DNP tonight. There will likely be additional players rested, too. Assuming they're active, J.J. Barea and Devin Harris would benefit tonight. We'll have an update from coach Rick Carlisle soon.
Apr 10 - 7:46 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Rajon Rondo
2Devin Harris
3Raymond Felton
SG1Monta Ellis
2J.J. Barea
SF1Chandler Parsons
2Richard Jefferson
3Al-Farouq Aminu
PF1Dirk Nowitzki
2Amare Stoudemire
3Charlie Villanueva
4Dwight Powell
C1Tyson Chandler
2Greg Smith
3Bernard James