DeMarcus Cousins and Rajon Rondo (rest) are out tonight vs. Minnesota. Cousins will have played in one game in last 8 days now.
Pro Basketball Talk "DeMarcus Cousins and Rajon Rondo, for better or worse, have no off switches. As the Kings were ready to run out the clock on their win over the Wizards – Sacramento’s 30th victory this season, its first 30-win season in eight years – Rondo committed an inbound violation. No big deal. The Kings..." March 31
ESPN "Rajon Rondo, who played for the Mavericks last year and clashed with coach Rick Carlisle, had no pity Sunday for his former team possibly missing the playoffs after the Sacramento Kings continued to do their part to keep Dallas on the outside looking in. For Rondo, his misery would love the..." March 28
New York Post "The Knicks’ consistently disjointed and misfiring offense was just a reminder of how much they desperately need a point guard. So was facing the Kings’ Rajon Rondo, who may be sagely putting himself right back to the top of their summer shopping list. The 30-year-old was smart enough to take a..." March 21
New York Post "On second thought, Rajon Rondo does think he can be successful in the triangle offense. A little more than a month after saying the triangle “wasn’t a good look for him,” Rondo backtracked from those comments following a Kings practice at Baruch College ahead of the team’s game against the..." March 21
New York Daily News "Rajon Rondo just gave Derek Fisher a history lesson. The Sacramento Kings point guard, who will face the Knicks on Sunday, responded to Fisher’s comment from February, when the ex-Knicks coach said Rondo couldn’t talk about playing in the triangle offense because he hadn’t had a lot of success..." March 20
Carmelo Anthony on Rajon Rondo and the triangle: "I think he'd be perfect in a system like this."
Injury Update: Rajon Rondo ("Turf Toe”) &
Rudy Gay (Right Shoulder Strain) are PROBABLE. Seth Curry (Right Foot Sprain) is OUT.
The Score "It doesn't look like everyone on the Sacramento Kings is on board with turning the team's fortunes around during their ugliest stretch of the season. A 120-100 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena on Monday was Sacramento's fourth defeat in a row and eighth in the last nine..." February 09
CBS Sports "Rajon Rondo signed a one-year, $9.5 million deal with the Sacramento Kings last summer, so he'll go through free agency again in five months. There will not be a ton of point guards on the market, and it's a position of need for the New York Knicks, but don't bet on Rondo teaming up with Carmelo..." February 06
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Kings GM Vlade Divac says Rajon Rondo said "said something that's unacceptable" and that he will apologize in a statement.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Rajon Rondo to sign one-year, $10 million deal with Kings, source told Yahoo
Source: No deal between Kings and Rondo "at this time"
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
The Kings, as expected, wasted no time in reaching out to free agent point guard Rajon Rondo. Already being aggressive, I'm told.
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
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
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
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
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
Do you expect Rajon Rondo to ever wear a Mavericks uniform again? "No, I don't," Rick Carlisle said.
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
ESPN sources says Mavs are ruling out Rajon Rondo indefinitely after back injury he sustained in Game 2
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