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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 played 23 minutes off the bench on Tuesday but missed all four of his shots and failed to score, finishing with just three rebounds and five assists in a loss to the Mavs.
Rondo is fading fast, hasn't scored more than six points in any of his last four games, and is averaging just 3.5 points, 2.5 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 0.5 steals over his last four games, while hitting just 6-of-25 shots over that stretch. There are simply better players to spend your time and effort on than Rondo right now, but he's probably still worth holding in deeper leagues. Jan 17 - 11:19 PM

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Rajon Rondo scored six points off the bench against the Pelicans on Saturday, adding two rebounds, five assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 19 minutes.

He picked up 100 percent of the backup point guard minutes, but he did only play two minutes in the fourth quarter. Rondo is clearly behind Michael Carter-Williams for now, so the needle hasn't moved on his enough to add him in standard leagues. If you're desperate for a point guard in a deep league, feel free to give him a look to see if anything changes.
Jan 14 - 8:50 PM

Rajon Rondo will remain in the rotation on Saturday against the Pelicans.

That means Jerian Grant is likely out of the rotation now that Jimmy Butler is back from illness. Rondo is still not worth owning, especially with the Bulls going with more no-PG lineups.
Jan 14 - 3:27 PM

Rajon Rondo played 23 minutes and hit just 2-of-9 shots for four points and eight assists in Thursday's loss to the Knicks.

The Bulls were awful in the third quarter and Fred Hoiberg went with his bench for most of the fourth. Rondo played seven more minutes than starter Michael Carter-Williams tonight, but it probably doesn't mean too much, as they were both outplayed by Jerian Grant. Rondo's poor shooting from both the field and the free throw line, along with his seven points per game, make him a shaky fantasy investment, unless you're desperate at point guard.
Jan 12 - 11:04 PM

Rajon Rondo will be the sixth man off the bench on Thursday vs. the Knicks.

Rondo was in the doghouse with five straight DNP-CDs, but he returned to the rotation on Tuesday vs. the Wizards and hit 6-of-13 shots for 12 points, four rebounds, six assists and three steals in 27 minutes. With Jimmy Butler (illness) out again, Rondo is looking at another decent workload. If you want to take a chance on him, now would be the time to pick him back up with three more games on the schedule this week. He will need another strong game in order to keep his spot in the rotation with Butler expected back on Saturday, but coach Fred Hoiberg did say that he wants Rondo to be the leader of the second unit moving forward.
Jan 12 - 12:09 PM

Rajon Rondo returned from a five-game absence to play 27 minutes and hit 6-of-13 shots for 12 points, four rebounds, six assists and three steals in Tuesday's 101-99 loss to the Wizards.

Rondo may be slowly climbing out of the doghouse, but he may not have even played tonight had Jimmy Butler (illness), Nikola Mirotic (illness) and Dwyane Wade (rest) been active. If you've got a spot and want to take a flier on Rondo without dropping anyone too valuable, now looks like as good a time as any to grab the disgruntled star. Especially since Fred Hoiberg said after the game that Rondo's performance "should allow him to get some more minutes moving forward."
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 10 - 9:44 PM

Rajon Rondo will back in the rotation for the shorthanded Bulls on Tuesday night vs. Washington, serving as the Sixth Man.

Rondo has been slapped with five straight DNP-CD's, but with Jimmy Butler (illness) and Dwyane Wade (rest) out for Tuesday, Coach Fred Hoiberg's hand was forced. Rondo will serve as the first guard off the bench, with Jerian Grant and Michael Carter-Williams starting in the backcourt. Rondo is still obviously in the doghouse, so he can be left on the waiver wire for now. We can assume Rondo will be buried on the bench once Butler and Wade return.
Jan 10 - 5:46 PM

Rajon Rondo could "potentially" play on Tuesday vs. the Wizards.

Rondo has now picked up five straight DNP-CDs, but with Jimmy Butler (illness) and Dwyane Wade (rest) out for Tuesday, there's a slight chance we could get a Rondo sighting. However, it's never been more obvious that he's in the doghouse, so fantasy owners can leave him on the wire as long as he remains in Chicago or until his situation changes.
Jan 9 - 11:54 PM

Fred Hoiberg would not say whether Rajon Rondo would play Wednesday vs. the Cavs.

Denzel Valentine (ankle) has already been ruled out for Wednesday's game, and Dwyane Wade (knee) is questionable, so in a typical scenario that would present Rondo with an opportunity for minutes. This, however, is not your typical situation and while Rondo and Hoiberg aren't publicly throwing insults at each other, they clearly are not on the same page at the moment.
Jan 3 - 2:44 PM

Rajon Rondo will be behind Michael Carter-Williams and Jerian Grant on the depth chart on Monday vs. the Hornets.

This likely means that Rondo will pick up his second straight DNP-CD. Rondo met with the front office after his DNP-CD on Saturday to discuss his role and he said he'd be open to a trade, but coach Fred Hoiberg said he hasn't even had a conversation with Rondo about coming off the bench yet. This is an absolute mess right now and Rondo's fantasy value has never been lower.
Jan 2 - 12:14 PM

Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg told Rajon Rondo that's he's been looking slow in his last five games.

This excludes Saturday's game, as Rondo picked up a DNP-CD. "He asks me all the time, 'Am I healthy?' I responded, saying that I think this is the best I've ever felt this part of the season, so we'll see how it goes." Rondo met with the front office on Saturday night and he said he would "absolutely" speak to them about finding him a new team if he continues to come off the bench. Rondo signed a two-year, $27 million deal in the offseason, but only $3 million is guaranteed in 2017-18 which opens the door for a potential trade or even a buyout. Hoiberg said he will re-evaluate the starters, but he called his decision to bench Rondo a "basketball" move.
Source: ESPN
Jan 1 - 10:09 AM

Rajon Rondo picked up a DNP-CD on Saturday against the Bucks.

Ouch. Coach Fred Hoiberg played the other 12 active players in this game, so that makes it look even worse. With that, the Rondo trade rumors and buyout talks are really going to pick up. He agreed to the Bulls deal before the Dwyane Wade move, so this may not be the situation he wanted at the time of the deal. He's a drop candidate.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 09:28:00 PM

Rajon Rondo will move to the bench against the Bucks on Saturday.

On top of the move to the bench, coach Fred Hoiberg would not reveal whether it will be Rondo or Jerian Grant as the backup behind Michael Carter-Williams. Hoiberg said Rondo was "very professional" after their talk this morning, so at least he's taking the move without a big fuss. Rondo isn't really worth owning in shallower leagues right now.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 05:25:00 PM

After benching Rajon Rondo the entire second half on Friday, coach Fred Hoiberg said he hasn't determined who will start at point guard on Saturday.

Rondo handled the benching well, and Hoiberg credited him for supporting his teammates from the sideline. "I'm a veteran. I'm going to continue to work hard, stay in the gym every day, lead these guys when I can, talk to my teammates. Be professional," said Rondo. At this point, we can only guess how Hoiberg will divvy up the minutes between Rondo, Michael Carter-Williams and Jerian Grant. It's a situation to avoid until we have some clarity.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 11:06:00 AM

Rajon Rondo said he wasn't surprised he was benched for the second half on Friday because of his "intuition."

He didn't seem to be bothered by getting benched. "It’s not life and death. Life is too short to be unhappy. It’s part of it," Rondo said. He added he doesn't care if he starts and just wants a win. Coach Fred Hoiberg said he didn't know if he would start Rondo or Michael Carter-Williams.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 09:04:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Michael Carter-Williams
2Jerian Grant
3Rajon Rondo
SG1Dwyane Wade
2Denzel Valentine
3Isaiah Canaan
SF1Jimmy Butler
2Doug McDermott
3Paul Zipser
PF1Taj Gibson
2Nikola Mirotic
3Bobby Portis
C1Robin Lopez
2Cristiano Felicio