Rajon Rondo RUMORS & NEWS

  • Rajon Rondo, Ricky Rubio have unclear futures after Jimmy Butler trade

    Hoops Hype "After the Chicago Bulls traded Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves, Rajon Rondo and Ricky Rubio became immediately impacted as well. USA TODAY’s Jeff Zillgitt reported the Timberwolves are still trying to trade Rubio after the recent move to land Butler. Dallas was once linked to Rubio..." June 23

  • Rondo: Bulls would've swept Celtics if I didn't get injured

    CSN Chicago "Rajon Rondo's injury coincided with the Bulls' playoff run being derailed as soon as he got hurt in Game 2 and he wasn't shy to voice what could have been as a guest on Inside the NBA on Monday night. Kevin Garnett hosted a Celtics reunion roundtable on the postgame show with former Celtics..." May 09

  • Bulls to bring back Fred Hoiberg and likely Rajon Rondo

    Fanrag Sports "Chicago Bulls vice president of basketball operations John Paxson made it clear on Wednesday morning that head coach Fred Hoiberg will still be the guy along the sideline going forward. On another front, Paxson also noted that veteran point guard Rajon Rondo has a “really good chance” of being..." May 03

  • Jimmy Butler Supports Bulls Keeping Rajon Rondo

    Real GM Basketball "The Chicago Bulls have until June 30th to fully guarantee the $13.4 million contract of Rajon Rondo. The Bulls have yet to give Rondo any indication about his guarantee. “Of course,” Jimmy Butler said when asked about if he preferred the Bulls to guarantee Rondo for next season. “He’s been..." April 30

  • Bulls' Rajon Rondo doubtful, Jimmy Butler dealing with knee soreness ahead of Game 6 vs. Celtics

    ESPN "Bulls point guard Rajon Rondo remains doubtful for Game 6 against the Boston Celtics as he recovers from fractured right thumb and a torn ligament in his right wrist. "Nothing's changed as of now," Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg said during a conference call on Thursday afternoon. "We had a film..." April 27

  • Rajon Rondo will not play in Game 5, unsure about Game 6

    Larry Brown Sports "There was some brief optimism on Tuesday that Rajon Rondo may be able to play in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Boston Celtics, but the Chicago Bulls point guard is not ready to return. After having another X-ray on his fractured right thumb Tuesday night, Rondo said..." April 26

  • Sources: Bulls' Rajon Rondo holds night workout in hopes of Game 5 comeback

    ESPN "Chicago Bulls guard Rajon Rondo held a clandestine workout Tuesday night in Boston in an attempt to determine if he's healthy enough to return to the court for Wednesday's pivotal Game 5 against the Celtics, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN that Rondo scheduled the private evening..." April 26

  • Rajon Rondo taking jumpers, out for Game 5 but could return

    ESPN "Bulls point guard Rajon Rondo took jumpers before Tuesday's practice, and though he has been ruled out for Game 5 because of a fractured right thumb and wrist injury, his status for Games 6 and 7 remains open. After injuring the thumb in Game 2, Rondo was expected to be in a hard cast for at..." April 25

  • Rajon Rondo ruled out for Game 5

    Yardbarker "The Chicago Bulls will be without Rajon Rondo for at least one more game. As Sean Highkin of The Athletic notes, coach Fred Hoiberg has ruled Rondo out for Wednesday’s Game 5 against the Boston Celtics. The Bulls can certainly use Rondo back. Rondo was a catalyst during each of the first two..." April 24

  • Rajon Rondo fined $25K for trying to trip Jae Crowder

    CBS Sports "Rajon Rondo didn't even play in Game 3, but he still managed to do something fine-worthy. The Bulls point guard has been fined $25,000 for attempting to trip Celtics forward Jae Crowder during Friday's game, the league announced on Sunday. Boston went on to win the game, 104-87." April 23

  • Rajon Rondo on apparent trip of Jae Crowder: Just stretching my leg after ACL tear

    Pro Basketball Talk "While sitting on the Bulls bench, an injured Rajon Rondo looked like he might have been trying to trip Celtics forward Jae Crowder – particularly eyebrow-raising given Rondo’s history. Rondo in his post-game press conference: When you tear an ACL, your legs get stiff on you every once in..." April 22

  • Rondo could return if there's a Celtics-Bulls Game 7, but 'can't hold a fork' right now

    CBS Sports "Heading into the first-round series between the Celtics and the Bulls, Rajon Rondo was, for the most part, only discussed in regards to the fact that he once played for the Celtics. Out of nowhere, however, he became an x-factor in the series, providing stellar point guard play over the first two..." April 22

  • Bulls G Rajon Rondo out indefinitely with thumb fracture

    Sportsnaut "Just when it looked like Rajon Rondo was up to his old tricks and leading his team to playoff success, the enigmatic guard will now be out for the foreseeable future. The Chicago Bulls announced on Friday that Rondo suffered a thumb fracture in the team’s Game 2 win over the Boston Celtics..." April 21

  • A new ‘Big Three’ being unleashed? Dwyane Wade says not exactly

    Chicago Sun-Times "Celtics all-everything point guard Isaiah Thomas won’t have a growth spurt before Game 3 on Friday. He’ll still be 5-9 – and that’s measuring him on a good day. Bulls all-purpose All-Star Jimmy Butler isn’t about to shrink, and center Robin Lopez won’t lighten up on the rebounding anytime..." April 20

  • Butler, Wade, Rondo met by themselves for an hour before Game 2

    CSN Chicago "Halfway to history, leaving nothing to chance. The TD Garden was the Bulls' personal playpen on Tuesday night in their decisive 111-97 win, as the veteran leaders sensed before the game an opportunity was upon them and weren't going to leave anything to chance. They wanted to make the..." April 20

  • Celtics’ Avery Bradley overheard Rajon Rondo say “Yeah, they gave up”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Maybe Game 1 could be explained as a fluke, but in Game 2 Tuesday night the Chicago Bulls took it to the Boston Celtics and dominated them. Chicago’s defense was physical and aggressive, they attacked on offense, while the Celtics were predictable on offense and their defense lackluster. How..." April 19

  • Rondo hoping Bulls pick up his option for next season

    Larry Brown Sports "It may have seemed ridiculous just a few months ago, but Rajon Rondo wants to stay with the Chicago Bulls beyond this season. Speaking before the Bulls played the Boston Celtics in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series on Tuesday, the four-time All-Star point guard said he hopes he gets..." April 19

  • Despite getting booed, Rajon Rondo says Celtics fans 'are great'

    ESPN "Bulls point guard Rajon Rondo understands why he was getting booed by Celtics fans throughout Chicago's Game 1 victory at TD Garden on Sunday night. After spending the first nine seasons of his career playing in Boston, Rondo appreciates the passion that the local fans have. He knows a lot of..." April 18

  • Rajon Rondo hopes to return to Bulls: 'I think we have a really good team'

    Chicago Tribune "In his strongest statement to date, Rajon Rondo said he hopes to return to the Bulls next season. The Bulls hold an option on Rondo's return because only $3 million of his $13.4 million salary is guaranteed. The Bulls have until June 30 to make their decision. "I like where I’m at. I think..." April 18

  • Celtics well aware that Bulls' Rajon Rondo steps up when it matters

    ESPN "There are only a handful of players remaining on the Boston Celtics' roster who played alongside Rajon Rondo and only one -- Avery Bradley -- who was there before the ACL tear that slowed Rondo after four consecutive All-Star appearances. And yet the legend of "National TV Rondo" has been..." April 15

  • Rajon Rondo’s wrist injury “significant” according to Hoiberg, could miss rest of regular season

    Pro Basketball Talk "After some rough patches at the start of the season, Rajon Rondo has played well for the Bulls since the All-Star break (actually, a little before that), especially when leading the Bulls second unit. He has averaged 10.9 points and 7.2 assists per game with a respectable 54.4 true shooting..." April 11

  • Bulls guard Rajon Rondo sidelined with sprained wrist

    ESPN "Chicago Bulls point guard Rajon Rondo will not play Thursday night against the Philadelphia 76ers because of a sprained right wrist. Rondo, who injured the wrist in Tuesday's loss to the New York Knicks, had an MRI on Wednesday which confirmed the sprain. He did not participate in Thursday's..." April 06

  • 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