Rajon Rondo RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Rajon Rondo benched after verbal exchange with coach Rick Carlisle

    SI "Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle and point guard Rajon Rondo got into a verbal exchange during Dallas' 99-92 home victory over Toronto on Tuesday. Rondo did not reenter the game following the exchange, which took place early in the third quarter. This was a pretty heated scene. With a little more..." February 25

  • Mavericks' Rondo working with Dirk's shot doctor

    The Score "They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks, but a chance suggestion by Dirk Nowitzki may prove that wrong. Dallas Mavericks point guard Rajon Rondo, whose shooting has always been the weak link in his game, worked out with Nowitzki's hoops mentor, Holger Geschwindner, for the better part of..." February 23

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    Dwain Price @DwainPrice

    Rondo said he targeted Thursday's game against OKC as the one he thought he would return to play in a game.

  • Cuban: I don't think Rajon Rondo is more 'than a couple of days off'

    Dallas Morning News "Mavericks guard Rajon Rondo has been out of the lineup since Jan. 31, when he suffered head and facial injuries in a collision with Richard Jefferson at Orlando. Mavericks owner Mark Cuban offered encouraging words about his expected return in a talk with The Ben and Skin Show on KRLD-FM 105.3..." February 17

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    Earl K. Sneed @EarlKSneed

    Rajon Rondo did some light shooting after @dallasmavs shootaround. He's still all smiles as he recovers from orbital and nasal fractures.

  • Rajon Rondo to have surgery for facial fractures, out for extended period of time

    Sporting News "Mavericks guard Rajon Rondo will have surgery to repair an orbital fracture in his left eye, according to Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. News of the surgery comes after Rondo was kneed in the face by teammate Richard Jefferson in a game against the Orlando Magic last Saturday. The..." February 05

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    Earl K. Sneed @EarlKSneed

    Per @MavsPR (via the game notes), Rajon Rondo is officially out tonight vs. Minnesota. Raymond Felton is penciled in to start. May change.

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    Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt

    Mavs G Rajon Rondo will miss at least the next three games with an orbital fracture to his left eye and a nasal fracture, per team.

  • Kobe on efforts to recruit Rajon Rondo to Lakers: ‘I’m not stopping until he signs an extension’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kobe Bryant had a very public breakfast with Rajon Rondo during the Lakers trip to Boston earlier this season, in what may have been a bit of a feeling out process. The Lakers were reportedly interested in acquiring Rondo, but lacked the assets to get a deal done before Celtics GM Danny Ainge..." January 21

  • Rajon Rondo receives standing ovation from Celtics fans two weeks after being traded

    USA Today "Rajon Rondo returned to Boston for a Friday night game against his former Celtics with his new team, the Dallas Mavericks. This was Rondo’s first time back in the Garden, just two weeks after being traded. This will also be his only Boston visit in the regular season. Celtics fans took the..." January 03

  • Mavericks' Rajon Rondo: 'I haven't played defense in a couple of years'

    CBS Sports "Rajon Rondo has taken some criticism for his effort level on defense while with the Boston Celtics. In his two weeks with the Dallas Mavericks, he's already appeared to increase his intensity on that end of the floor. Back in Boston to face the Celtics, he was asked about Dallas' defensive numbers..." January 02

  • Celtics’ Danny Ainge: Rajon Rondo ‘very motivated to prove he’s a max guy’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Rajon Rondo was traded to the Mavericks a couple of weeks ago, and already has a return to Boston on deck this weekend when Dallas will face the Celtics on Friday. Rondo admitted it will be an emotional evening for him, but Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge seems to have..." January 02

  • Rajon Rondo: 'Excited to go back'

    ESPN Dallas "Rajon Rondo is bracing for an emotional return to Boston. It will come two weeks after Rondo, the four-time All-Star point guard who spent the first eight-plus seasons of his NBA career with the Boston Celtics, was traded to the Dallas Mavericks. The Mavs face the Celtics at TD Garden on..." January 01

  • Kendrick Perkins: Rajon Rondo wanted out of Boston

    Yahoo! Sports "While Rajon Rondo continued to say publicly he was committed to staying with the Boston Celtics, Rondo's former teammate and close friend, Kendrick Perkins, knew he truly felt different. "He wanted out, but he would never say that though," Perkins told Yahoo Sports. Perkins and Rondo were..." December 19

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    The Dallas Mavericks are serious suitors for Rajon Rondo, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. Houston's discussed Rondo deal with Boston too.

  • Will controversy erupt over Stevens' Smart-for-Rondo switch?

    CSN New England "After Boston's stirring 133-132 double-overtime loss at Washington on Monday, the game's outcome took a back seat to the bigger story: Rajon Rondo on the bench during crunch time and replaced by rookie Marcus Smart. While there will be some who see this as coach Brad Stevens sticking it to..." December 10

  • Smart 'deserved to play' over Rondo in crunch time

    CSN New England "Rajon Rondo is a four time all-star. Marcus Smart is the rookie many assume will be Rondo's heir apparent. So who do you think the Celtics turned to in crunch time on Monday? They went with Smart and for good reason: he was playing better. Despite Smart having the game of his life, it..." December 09

  • Rajon Rondo's Free Throw Shooting Is Historically Awful So Far

    Deadspin "Rajon Rondo has never been a great free-throw shooter. Coming into the 2014-15 season his career average was 62.1 percent—substandard for a point guard—but so far this season, Rondo has been a calamity. He's shot a horrendous 9-30 (30.0 percent) clip from the "charity stripe" in his 15 games..." December 06

  • Sources: Kobe-Rondo breakfast simply social

    ESPN Los Angeles "The intriguing breakfast between Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant and Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo on Thursday morning in Boston was indeed just breakfast. The two stars had planned for weeks on meeting up for a meal when the Lakers were in Boston, sources told ESPN.com. While..." December 05

  • Count on teams thinking Hack-a-Rondo

    CSN New England "In the early 2000s, we saw plenty of teams resort to a Hack-a-Shaq strategy where they intentionally fouled former Celtic Shaquille O'Neal who has been a bad free throw shooter his entire NBA career. Every now and then teams will resort to Hack-a-Dwight Howard tactic because like O'Neal, Howard..." November 22

  • Celtics Telling Teams Rajon Rondo Won't Be Traded

    Real GM Basketball "Rival executives have told Bleacher Report that Danny Ainge has been firm that the Boston Celtics will not trade Rajon Rondo ahead of the trade deadline. "They're definitely bravely saying they won't trade him at this point," said one general manager, who nevertheless added, "I definitely think..." November 20

  • Report: Celtics' Rondo seeking max, GM Ainge weighing options

    The Score "Rajon Rondo wants to stay with the Boston Celtics, the Celtics would like to keep him and yet a great deal of uncertainty remains regarding Rondo's future with the franchise. Such is life for a team with a star player on an expiring contract, due for a raise and set for unrestricted free..." November 19

  • Kendrick Perkins wants Rajon Rondo to stay in Boston

    Boston Herald "Former Celtic Kendrick Perkins was dribbling down memory lane before last night’s game when he was asked if he believes his friend Rajon Rondo will stay with the Celtics after he becomes a free agent next summer. “He should,” said Perk, a Celt for seven-plus years before being traded to..." November 13

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    Scott Souza @scott_souza

    #Celtics coach Brad Stevens: Rajon Rondo will see Dr. McKeon today, may practice tomorrow, all indications will play Wednesday.

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