Rajon Rondo RUMORS & NEWS

  • Bulls Haven't Ruled Out Bringing Back Rajon Rondo For 17-18

    Real GM Basketball "The Chicago Bulls haven't ruled out bringing Rajon Rondo back next season despite his poor fit and the team's dysfunction. The Bulls only owe Rondo $3 million of his 17-18 salary if they decide to not pick up their team option. Rondo signed a two-year, $28 million deal with the Bulls and is..." March 15

  • Rondo hopes next team has 'straightforward coach,' winning culture

    Boston Globe "It wasn’t supposed to be this way for Rajon Rondo, who, at age 31, is considered an “old head” in NBA locker rooms. Most of his teammates were in middle school when he helped the Celtics win the NBA title in 2008. He was supposed to be the distributing point guard to complete the Bulls’ attempt..." March 15

  • Scout: Butler, Wade, Rondo ignore Fred Hoiberg’s plays

    Pro Basketball Talk "There’s a perception Fred Hoiberg watches helplessly as Jimmy Butler, Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo run roughshod over the coach, the Bulls organization and even sometimes each other. Is this more evidence of that or just confirmation bias? Ken Berger of Bleacher Report: Yet the belief..." March 14

  • Rajon Rondo gives Jimmy Butler death stare, takes shot at Bulls

    Larry Brown Sports "The Chicago Bulls have lost five of their last six games to fall below .500 on the season, and no player on the team seems more frustrated about it than Rajon Rondo. During a win over the Charlotte Hornets Monday night, Rondo was seen giving teammate Jimmy Butler an icy look following a..." March 14

  • Rajon Rondo: Bulls should 'try to move up in seeding versus experimenting'

    CBS Sports "Heading into Sunday afternoon’s matchup against the Boston Celtics, the Chicago Bulls have lost four straight and find themselves outside the playoff picture. The Bulls (31-34) are 10th in the East, a game behind Milwaukee for the eighth seed, with Miami in between. Understandably, the poor play..." March 12

  • Report: Bulls not looking to trade Rajon Rondo before deadline

    Pro Basketball Talk "A couple of weeks ago — after Rajon Rondo smacked Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler for calling out the Bulls’ young players for inconsistent effort and not caring about winning — it looked like Rondo’s days in Chicago were numbered. He had been pushed to the bench (and got a couple of DNP-CDs), his..." February 01

  • Rajon Rondo strengthens bond with younger Bulls teammates

    Chicago Tribune "Nikola Mirotic didn't need Rajon Rondo's Instagram post last week to know what he already knew. "Along with Pau (Gasol), he's the best teammate I've ever had," Mirotic said. In an interview, Mirotic stressed that such a comment isn't meant as a slight to his current or former teammates,..." January 31

  • Report: Bulls have no plans to buy out Rajon Rondo in short term

    Pro Basketball Talk "Rajon Rondo took a savage swing at the two best players on the Chicago Bulls, slamming Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler for their leadership after those two called out younger players on the team for not caring. Rondo basically said they were no Kevin Garnett or Paul Pierce. All that motivation..." January 28

  • Rajon Rondo: ‘Dwyane Leads His Way. I Lead My Way’

    SLAM Online "After Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler ripped their teammates, Rajon Rondo came to their defense by ripping Wade and Butler, and then everyone faced reporters Friday following what surely was an ultra-awkward team meeting to say that everything is just peachy in Chicago. Wade says he’s not taking..." January 28

  • Bulls considered buying out Rondo after Instagram post

    Chicago Sun-Times "Rajon Rondo always makes sure he gets the last word. Always. And now it could be his last word in a Bulls uniform, according to one source. As of Thursday evening, the Bulls’ front office was so angered by an Instagram post by Rondo in which he unloaded on Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade..." January 28

  • Following Rajon Rondo's 'my vets' post, Dwyane Wade says, 'no hard feelings'

    CBS Sports "As it turns out, having "three alphas" on your team may not work. Addressing a a pointed Instragram post from Bulls guard Rajon Rondo which called out Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler, Wade responded on Friday. The whole thing started when Wade and Butler blasted the Bulls after a 119-114 loss to..." January 27

  • Rondo puts Wade, Butler on blast, questions their leadership

    NBA.com "Bulls guard Rajon Rondo criticized Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler in an Instagram rant Thursday for questioning the team's desire. Rondo fired back one day after Chicago's stars went off following a rough loss to Atlanta. Though he didn't mention Wade and Butler by name, it seemed clear he was..." January 27

  • Evan Turner thinks Rajon Rondo, Jimmy Butler & Dwyane Wade should settle their beef in the boxing ring

    Believe The Hype "Just when you thought that Dennis Schröder and Isaiah Thomas had the best WWE style feud in the NBA right now, Rajon Rondo had to have his ‘hold my beer’ moment then put his team-mates Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade on blast over their comments after the Chicago Bulls loss to the Atlanta Hawks..." January 27

  • Cavs interested in Rajon Rondo, Jameer Nelson, Deron Williams

    CBS Sports "LeBron James publicly challenged the Cleveland Cavaliers front office to make a move on Monday. After their fifth loss in seven games, a 124-122 defeat at the hands of the New Orleans Pelicans with Anthony Davis watching from the sideline, James declared -- with profanity! -- that the Cavaliers..." January 24

  • Bulls shopping Rajon Rondo, Nikola Mirotic as trade deadline apporaches

    Pro Basketball Talk "Chicago’s front office chose to make quick-fix, treading water moves this summer. They wisely traded Derrick Rose and kept Jimmy Butler as a franchise cornerstone, but when the possibility of getting Dwyane Wade became a reality they decided to push to win more now, adding Rajon Rondo to the mix...." January 22

  • Whenever Rajon Rondo's playing career ends, goal is clear: NBA head coach

    Chicago Tribune "Minutes after the Mavericks' dramatic victory over the Bulls late Tuesday, coach Rick Carlisle explained why he didn't call a timeout in the waning seconds between Jimmy Butler's go-ahead basket and Wesley Matthews' 3-point game-winner. "It creates unpredictability," Carlisle said. "Plus,..." January 19

  • Rondo: I led the league in assists last season with no-name Kings

    NBA.com "This was not what he signed up for. But he was willing to discuss it. “I haven’t had this much attention in a while,” Rajon Rondo said, chuckling, as he answered questions last week. He hadn’t had that much attention from his team of late, either. It has been an odd season so far for..." January 16

  • This isn't team, or scenario, Rajon Rondo signed up for in July

    Chicago Tribune "Rajon Rondo's voice could be heard above all others during Tuesday night's loss to the Wizards. "Run with me, BP! Run with me! Seconds later, Bobby Portis buried a 3-pointer, one of 10 on the night for the Bulls in their narrow road defeat despite playing without three of their top five..." January 12

  • Bulls Told Rajon Rondo They're Trying To 'Save Him From Himself'

    Real GM Basketball "Rajon Rondo spoke to the media for several minutes on Tuesday, addressing his current situation with the Chicago Bulls. Rondo has been benched by Fred Hoiberg and his future with the Bulls remains unclear. "I got a slight explanation from another guy on the staff," said Rondo. "A guy told..." January 10

  • Rondo, Mario Chalmers On Cavs' Radar

    Real GM Basketball "LeBron James acknowledged the Cleveland Cavaliers' need for a backup point guard with Mo Williams still taking a roster spot. Cleveland drafted Kay Felder in the second round but he's still a rookie. "Kay's in the process of learning on the fly," James said. "He's a rookie and is going to..." January 05

  • Rajon Rondo says there wasn't 'clear-cut message' in meeting with Bulls execs

    ESPN "In the wake of a Saturday night meeting with Bulls executives Gar Forman and John Paxson, Bulls point guard Rajon Rondo remains uncertain about his role on the team and his future in Chicago. Rondo, who has been benched since the second half of a Dec. 30 loss to the Indiana Pacers, spoke for..." January 04

  • Dwyane Wade, a gametime decision vs. Cavs, praises Rajon Rondo

    Chicago Tribune "Dwyane Wade's swollen left knee is improving but the 13-year veteran didn't participate in Wednesday's morning shootaround at Quicken Loans Arena and is a gametime decision against the Cavaliers. Wade, who joked his soreness began 14 years ago when he had the first of three knee surgeries while..." January 04

  • Rajon Rondo will 'absolutely' ask for a trade from Bulls if benching continues

    Chicago Sun-Times "If there were any lingering questions on who is in charge when it comes to playing time, well, the usually mild-mannered Fred Hoiberg answered that on Saturday. “In terms of the decision that was made, it was my decision,’’ Hoiberg said very matter-of-factly. One night after benching veteran..." January 01

  • Rajon Rondo pulled from Bulls' starting lineup may signal bigger issues

    CBS Sports "Rajon Rondo was benched in the second half of the Bulls' loss Friday to the Pacers, and apparently, that was not a one-time move. Coach Fred Hoiberg announced before Saturday's game against Milwaukee that Michael Carter-Williams will start and Rondo will come off the bench. This move is not..." January 01

  • Bulls bench Rajon Rondo for entire second half; Rondo says he's not surprised

    CBS Sports "Rajon Rondo's season with the Chicago Bulls hit a new low Friday. In the first half of a 111-101 loss to the Indiana Pacers, the Bulls were outscored by 20 points in the 11 minutes he played. In the second half, coach Fred Hoiberg decided not to play Rondo at all, relying instead on Jerian..." December 31

  • Rajon Rondo admits Bulls “not going to be probably the most athletic team out there”

    Chicago Tribune "In the wake of the Derrick Rose trade last June, general manager Gar Forman said the Bulls "need to get younger and more athletic." Like most things this season, that's a work in progress. ADVERTISING "We're not going to be probably the most athletic team out there on the floor every..." December 24

  • Rajon Rondo not waving white towel of surrender when it comes to principle

    Sporting News "Rajon Rondo returned to the Bulls' lineup Tuesday, chastened but not humbled. The point guard had served a one-game suspension the night before; he reportedly got the ban for arguing with — and throwing a towel at — assistant coach Jim Boylen. The closest Rondo came to a public apology was..." December 07

  • Jimmy Butler Defends Rajon Rondo Following Suspension

    Sports Mockery "This is the other side of Rajon Rondo that Bulls fans were nervously waiting for. Despite his long track record of run-ins with teammates, coaches and referees, Fred Hoiberg and everyone on his roster had nothing but glowing remarks for Rondo during training camp. They praised his leadership, work..." December 05

  • Bulls' Rajon Rondo Suspended for One Game for 'Conduct Detrimental to the Team'

    NBC Chicago "Chicago Bulls guard Rajon Rondo has been suspended for one game for "conduct detrimental to the team," the Bulls announced Monday. The Bulls said Rondo will serve the one-game suspension Monday night as Chicago hosts the Portland Trail Blazers. Check back for more on this developing story." December 05

  • Rondo down with coach Hoiberg: 'He doesn't micromanage'

    Chicago Tribune "Fred Hoiberg shared that Rick Carlisle told him over the summer that Carlisle believed the Bulls coach and Rajon Rondo have perfect personalities for each other. Unsurprisingly, Rondo said he didn't hear about the words from his former coach with the Mavericks. The Bulls guard rarely has..." November 28

  • Rajon Rondo is gametime decision as Bulls face red-hot Clippers

    Chicago Tribune "Rajon Rondo participated fully in Saturday's morning shootaround on the University of Southern California campus and is a gametime decision against the Clippers. Rondo has missed the last two games with a sprained left ankle. The Bulls are 2-0 on their annual extended November trip to make way..." November 19

  • Report: Nowitzki pushed for disastrous Rondo to Dallas trade

    Pro Basketball Talk "Back in 2015, Rajon Rondo and Rick Carlisle mixed about as well as ammonia and bleach. Or alcohol and late-night texting. You get the idea. The high-IQ, strong-willed player who likes to do things his way, and the coach who wants to micromanage, were destined to be a disaster. Rondo’s time on the..." October 07