Rajon Rondo RUMORS & NEWS

  • Rajon Rondo won't face discipline for sideline kick

    USA Today "The NBA has decided that there will be no punishment for Sacramento Kings point guard Rajon Rondo for his sideline kick toward Dallas Mavericks point guard Deron Williams in the first overtime of their game on Tuesday, a person with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports. The person..." January 07

  • Did Rajon Rondo Try to Trip or Kick Deron Williams From the Bench?

    The Big Lead "Rajon Rondo sat out Tuesday’s Kings – Mavericks game with back spasms, but he was dressed on the bench during the game, so he had a very good seat for Deron Williams’ game-winning buzzer-beater in double-overtime. (Video below) At one point during the game, Williams was on the side in front of the..." January 06

  • Rajon Rondo: 'I have nothing but love' for Mavericks

    ESPN "Rajon Rondo returns to the American Airlines Center on Tuesday night for the first time since his ugly, bizarre breakup with the Dallas Mavericks. The Mavs made a blockbuster trade for Rondo in December 2014 with the hopes that he could be the piece that elevated them into legitimate..." January 05

  • Kings coach George Karl enjoys verbal ‘wrestling’ with Rajon Rondo

    Sacramento Bee "Coaching Rajon Rondo is like a continuous wrestling match, and George Karl is fine with that. “I love him,” Karl said of Rondo. “It’s going to be a love, anger, contradicts, and right now he’s our motor. He makes us go; he makes us go in a very good way.” This is what Karl expected in..." December 21

  • Rajon Rondo hasn't talked to referee Bill Kennedy about using gay slur

    USA Today "Four days after it was revealed that Rajon Rondo hurled a flurry of profanity-laced homophobic slurs at referee Bill Kennedy in a Dec. 3 game in Mexico City, the Sacramento Kings point guard has yet to communicate in any form with the veteran official who revealed his sexuality as a..." December 19

  • Adam Silver says he hesitated to suspend Rajon Rondo longer to avoid outing Bill Kennedy

    Pro Basketball Talk "Why did Rajon Rondo receive only a one-game suspension for his his anti-gay outburst against gay referee Bill Kennedy? It seemed the Kings point guard deserved a stiffer penalty. In one sense, the NBA was hamstrung by previous rulings. Kobe Bryant and Joakim Noah were fined, but not..." December 19

  • Rajon Rondo issues second statement actually apologizing for anti-gay slur

    SB Nation "On Monday, Sacramento Kings guard Rajon Rondo released a statement saying that he "did not mean to offend or disrespect anyone" when he called gay NBA referee Bill Kennedy a f****t during a Kings game against the Celtics on Dec. 3. As our Tom Ziller and many others noted, that statement did not..." December 16

  • After latest controversy, will Rajon Rondo's second chances run out?

    CBS Sports "For a player trying to rehabilitate his image, the news behind the NBA's suspension of Rajon Rondo was troubling. The frequent run-ins with coaches, the banishment from Dallas last season, and now this -- it all has some team executives wondering when one of the most talented and combustible..." December 15

  • NBA referee reveals he is gay; Rondo made alleged homosexual slur to him

    Yahoo! Sports "Bill Kennedy, one of the NBA's top referees, has revealed he is gay. "I am proud to be an NBA referee and I am proud to be a gay man," Kennedy told Yahoo Sports on Sunday night. "I am following in the footsteps of others who have self-identified in the hopes that will send a message to young..." December 15

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Kings GM Vlade Divac says Rajon Rondo said "said something that's unacceptable" and that he will apologize in a statement.

  • Rajon Rondo -- Apologizes for Gay Slurs ... I'm No Homophobe

    TMZ "Sacramento Kings star Rajon Rondo swears he's no homophobe -- despite the fact he hurled gay slurs at a gay NBA ref -- saying the whole thing was out of frustration... not out of gay hatred. Rondo was suspended earlier this week after he cussed out NBA referee Bill Kennedy on Dec. 3rd --..." December 14

  • Kings' Rondo suspended one game for remarks to official

    NBA.com "Sacramento Kings guard Rajon Rondo has been suspended one game without pay for directing a derogatory and offensive term towards a game official and not leaving the court in a timely manner upon his ejection, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball..." December 12

  • Report: Kings Guard Rajon Rondo Could Get Max Contract Next Summer

    NESN "Rajon Rondo might finally get that maximum contract after all. Toward the end of his tenure with the Boston Celtics, rumors flooded the market saying the then-28-year-old point guard wanted a maximum contract offer in free agency. When asked at Celtics media day in 2014, president of..." December 04

  • Rajon Rondo really might get a max contract next summer, NBA execs say

    Sporting News "When Rajon Rondo left Boston a little less than a year ago in a trade that sent him from the Celtics to the Mavericks, his hope was that he was about to embark on the phase of his career that would establish him as an elite point guard in the NBA, one who was not only able lead a contender as a..." December 03

  • DeMarcus Cousins, Rajon Rondo have 'powerful' recent meeting with Kings coach George Karl

    Yahoo! Sports "Sacramento Kings coach George Karl was on his way to work out after a team film session last week in Milwaukee when he was summoned by DeMarcus Cousins and Rajon Rondo. After Cousins’ verbal tirade aimed at Karl in early November, the Kings’ coach might have had reason to be nervous. What was..." December 02

  • Rick Carlisle says ex-Maverick Rajon Rondo is playing like 'a max player'

    CBS Sports "Last season, Rajon Rondo frequently did not see eye to eye with Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle. Rondo was traded to the Mavericks midway through the season and often butted heads with Carlisle. Everything reached a boiling point in the playoffs when Rondo was basically sent home with a..." November 30

  • Rick Carlisle discusses poor fit of Rajon Rondo with Mavericks

    ESPN "Coach Rick Carlisle has no regrets about what happened during Rajon Rondo's brief, disappointing tenure with the Dallas Mavericks last season. Carlisle just wishes Rondo never would have arrived in a blockbuster trade with the Boston Celtics, saying it was simply a poor fit for both the former..." November 29

  • Why the Kings and Rajon Rondo just might be the perfect fit for each other

    Yahoo! Sports "Sacramento Kings coach George Karl sought out his new point guard Rajon Rondo after a recent game to offer some congratulatory words. "I'm happy for you," Karl told Rondo after he led the Kings to a blowout victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. Karl's words were received by Rondo and meant..." November 06

  • Ainge denies Yahoo report of $70M Rondo offer last season

    CSN New England "Danny Ainge denied a Yahoo Sports report that the Celtics offered Rajon Rondo a five-year, $70 million contract extension. “That’s not the correct number,” Ainge said on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich show on Thursday. “We wouldn’t have been able to do that.” Ainge reiterated that the..." November 05

  • Report: Rajon Rondo turned down 5-year, $70 million extension from Boston in 2014

    Larry Brown Sports "New Kings guard Rajon Rondo has thrived in the early stages of his tenure at the helm of the Sacramento offense. The 29-year-old is averaging 15.3 points per game, 5.0 rebounds per game, 6.7 assists per game, and perhaps most impressively 52.6 percent shooting from the field through the first..." November 04

  • Rajon Rondo Was Vlade Divac's First Choice In Free Agency

    Real GM Basketball "Rajon Rondo has played well for the Sacramento Kings to begin his tenure with the team and he's connected with DeMarcus Cousins. "People that know me, know me," Rondo told Yahoo Sports. "I am the way I am. … They know my character. It is what it is. The perception the media gave me, the..." November 03

  • 'Talkative' Rondo grabs leadership role in Sacramento

    CSN New England "Rajon Rondo is attempting to salvage his career in Sacramento, and . . . well, so far so good. From CSN Bay Area: "There is a new sheriff in town and his name is Rajon Rondo. It’s startling to see how quickly the 29-year-old four-time All-Star has assimilated to his new digs in Sacramento...." October 27

  • Rajon Rondo clarifies joke: 'Nothing between George and I'

    The Score "Everything is fine in Sacramento, it seems. Point guard Rajon Rondo caused a stir Tuesday night when he told Cowbell Kingdom that his relationship with head coach George Karl, "wasn't going so well." Rondo gave a stone-faced delivery as he said that he and Karl had "a couple arguments." But..." October 15

  • Rondo: Relationship with Karl has 'not been going too well'

    The Score "If you had "negative two weeks" in the "how long into the season will the Sacramento Kings implode" pool, congratulations. You may be the winner. One training camp and four preseason games into his tenure with the team, Rajon Rondo has admitted to butting heads with head coach George Karl...." October 14

  • Pierce surprised things 'spiraled out of control' with Rajon Rondo, Mavs

    Boston Herald "Rajon Rondo fully had expected to be the object of a free agent bidding war and come out of this offseason with a maximum contract from a marquee team of his choosing. Instead, the former Celtics point guard has a one-year, $9.5 million deal — a paycut of nearly $3.5 million — from Sacramento..." September 27

  • Rondo voted worst newcomer in 2015-16 NBA season

    CSN New England "Rajon Rondo is no stranger being at the top of lists involving NBA players. But this is one he would surely like to pass on. ESPN’s “forecast panel” voted Rondo, who now plays with the Sacramento Kings, as the worst newcomer to the upcoming 2015-2016 season. The panel was charged with..." August 27

  • Rondo Agrees To One-Year, $9.5M Deal With Kings

    Real GM Basketball "Rajon Rondo has agreed to sign with the Sacramento Kings on a one-year, $9.5 million deal. Rondo's value dropped significantly as he attempted to return from an ACL and clashed with Rick Carlisle" July 04

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Rajon Rondo to sign one-year, $10 million deal with Kings, source told Yahoo

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    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    Source: No deal between Kings and Rondo "at this time"

  • Lakers Reach Out To Rajon Rondo

    Real GM Basketball "The Los Angeles Lakers reached out to Rajon Rondo with a call on the second day of free agency to touch base." July 03

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    Sam Amick @sam_amick

    The Kings, as expected, wasted no time in reaching out to free agent point guard Rajon Rondo. Already being aggressive, I'm told.

  • Kings look to trade Rudy Gay, sign Rajon Rondo

    CBS Sports "At the end of Yahoo Sports' bombshell report of George Karl pushing for DeMarcus Cousins to be traded from Sacramento was word that Cousins isn't the only player who could potentially be on the move this summer. The rest of the roster-- and most notably Rudy Gay-- could be on the trade..." June 23

  • Rajon Rondo reportedly did not receive playoff share from Mavericks

    Larry Brown Sports "There is little question that the Rajon Rondo trade was a failure for the Dallas Mavericks, and the latest report confirms how bad things got between the point guard and the team. Dallas Morning News Mavericks reporter Eddie Sefko says Rondo did not receive a playoff share from the..." April 30

  • Report: Mavericks and Rajon Rondo ‘made a mutual decision to part ways,’ back injury story was nonsense

    Pro Basketball Talk "Rajon Rondo‘s brief time in Dallas came to an end long before the Mavericks were eliminated from the playoffs by the Rockets. After a disastrous 36-second stint to start the second half of Game 2, where Rondo picked up two personal fouls and a technical in an immature display that had many..." April 29

  • Despite Kobe's Support of Rajon Rondo, Lakers Uncertain About Mercurial Star

    Bleacher Report "If you've arrived at the completely logical party, hosted by the estimable Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle, that Rajon Rondo shall not be welcome on your team under any circumstances at any price tag, it's probably for the best. Lakers co-owner Jim Buss and general manager Mitch Kupchak,..." April 28

  • Rick Carlisle: Rajon Rondo won’t wear a Mavericks’ jersey again

    Dallas Morning News "Rick Carlisle, who probably knows better than anybody else, couldn’t have been more succinct or clear when asked if he ever believes Rajon Rondo will wear a Mavericks uniform again. “No, I don’t.” And with that, the experiment that had been been bubbling ever since the December trade that..." April 24

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    Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon

    Do you expect Rajon Rondo to ever wear a Mavericks uniform again? "No, I don't," Rick Carlisle said.

  • Rajon Rondo plays only 34 seconds of second half, declines comment

    Dallas Morning News "The circumstances were a little different, but the aftermath was much the same – Rajon Rondo once again sat for a noticeably long time, and declined to say anything afterward. This time the stakes were higher, though. With Dallas trying to avoid falling into an 0-2 series hole, Rondo played..." April 22

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    ESPN sources says Mavs are ruling out Rajon Rondo indefinitely after back injury he sustained in Game 2

  • Rajon Rondo Planned To Sign Max Contract With Lakers Before Mavs' Trade

    Real GM Basketball "Rajon Rondo had planned on signing with the Los Angeles Lakers as a free agent in the summer when it became clear that he no longer had a future with the Boston Celtics, according to sources. Rondo expected a maximum contract to be signed. When the Dallas Mavericks traded for Rondo, he was..." April 22

  • Josh Smith's partnership with Dwight Howard flourishing as Rajon Rondo unravels with Mavs

    Yahoo! Sports "Josh Smith felt like a teenager again, ferocious and free and forever young. He had broken down Dallas' defense, a soft, vulnerable underbelly reduced to rubble. These were old times, tossing those lobs into the air, watching Dwight Howard slam through passes. Old AAU teammates in Atlanta,..." April 22

  • How Rajon Rondo's time with the Mavericks turned into a disaster

    SB Nation "The playoffs were always the silver lining with the Dallas Mavericks' acquisition of Rajon Rondo. Maybe the first few months wouldn't go great. Maybe the offense would struggle to find a role for his ball-dominating style. Mybe the team would stumble into the playoffs in the process. But Rondo has..." April 22

  • The Lakers signing Rajon Rondo may be inevitable

    Silver Screen And Roll "For the past several seasons, the focus was on the summer. The 2010 NBA champions had become a quickly fading memory and it became apparent that the team needed to reload. Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol were entering their mid-thirties and the next generation of championship contending Lakers were not..." April 13

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    Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon

    Pretty sure Rajon Rondo will rest tonight, but Mavs are pretending it's some sort of state secret, so we'll find out 16 minutes before tip.

  • Monta Ellis insists Rajon Rondo isn't throwing off Mavericks' chemistry

    SI "It only seemed fitting that Monta Ellis would rise to the occasion against the Spurs. San Antonio entered Tuesday's clash as one of the hottest teams in the league, while Dallas had lost two straight amid drama. A little more than three months removed from a trade that netted All-Star point..." March 26

  • Is Rondo worth Kobe recruiting to Lakers?

    ESPN Los Angeles "Rajon Rondo's favorite board game is Connect Four, and in the spirit of that upright version of checkers, let's connect some dots of our own. • Kobe Bryant returned to the Los Angeles Lakers' bench on Sunday for the first time since his season-ending shoulder injury on Jan. 21. • The..." March 09

  • Rondo preaching defense, continuous stops

    ESPN Dallas "Rajon Rondo dutifully answered questions about his offensive aggression Monday night, explaining how and why he attacked off the dribble during his 19-point performance. But Rondo's interest level seemed to rise when the discussion turned to Dallas' defense. "Our focus is a lot more on the..." March 03

  • Report: Rajon Rondo 'extremely unlikely' to stay in Dallas

    CBS Sports "Dallas Mavericks point guard Rajon Rondo had a bit of a blow-up with head coach Rick Carlisle and was suspended for Wednesday's game after another argument in the locker room. While Dirk Nowitzki and Tyson Chandler both have suggested that this could bring the group closer together, ESPN's Tim..." February 26

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    Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon

    Per sources, Rajon Rondo and Rick Carlisle had another heated exchange in the Mavs' locker room after last night's win.

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Mavericks announce they've suspended guard Rajon Rondo one game for conduct detrimental to the team