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The Bulls are raging in the east as they get a commanding lead against the top seed Celtics.
With plays like this we won’t be surprised why they are leading the series.
INCREDIBLE Rajon Rondo full court assist to Jimmy Butler
Bulls to sign guard Rajon Rondo to a two-year, $28 million deal, he confirmed to @TheUndefeated.
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) July 3, 2016
“I’m excited. Great organization with pieces around me that I’m excited about,” @RajonRondo told @TheUndefeated about going to @chicagobulls
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) July 3, 2016
The Bulls agreed to sign Rondo in a $28 million worth of a two-year deal, according to ESPN.com and NBA.com. Rondo has been doing great lately for the past season with the Sacramento Kings, after leading the NBA in assists with 11.7, in addition to that, he also averaged 11.7 points and six rebounds. As a point guard, he was a stat-sheet stuffer. He made 37 double-doubles and six triple-doubles.
Although, there have been also problems with Rondo’s attitude. Last season, Rondo was suspended after he targeted a referee by using a homophobic slur. He also clashed with different coaches, Rick Carlisle of Dallas Mavericks and Doc Rivers, who was still coaching with the Celtics at that time.
Chicago did a right move in trading Rose, but we can’t still conclude if Rondo will be able to mesh with Chicago Bulls’ coach Fred Hoiberg, who has an easy-going personality.
After all, Rondo said that he is excited to work with the Bulls. Let’s just wait on the things he will bring to the table for the upcoming NBA season.
The Chicago Bulls have agreed to a two-year, $30 million deal with Sacramento Kings’ point guard Rajon Rondo. The second year of his contract will be partially guaranteed
“I’m excited. Great organization with pieces around me that I’m excited about.” Rajon Rondo told Marc Spears of ESPN’s The Undefeated web site, who first reported the news.
Rondo was averaging 11.9 points, 6.0 rebounds, 11.7 assists and almost 2 steals per game, on 45.4% shooting for the Sacramento Kings last season.
A couple of weeks after trading Derrick Rose to the New York Knicks, the Chicago Bulls finally found a starting point guard after agreeing to terms with Rajon Rondo.
The deal are reported to be a two-year, $30 million deal which is a good pick up for a caliber of point guard like Rondo considering the amount of money thrown up by the teams to the othe FA players due to the rise of the cap space.
Rondo had a good one season with the Sacramento Kings averaging 11.9 points, 6 rebounds, 11.7 assists and 2 steals per game last year but the Kings failed to make the playoffs.
Rondo will provide the much needed leadership to the Chicago Bulls who find themselves missing a leader after trading Rose and letting Noah sign with the Knicks. Rondo will also help develop the second year guard Jerian Grant which the Bulls acquired from the Knicks in the Rose centered trade.
Yes Kyrie is great but he’s often injured, Wall on the other hand has been injured but he has been playing through it. I know that Kyrie’s injury isnt as bad as John’s. The fact that John carries this team, it takes a toll out of his body being consistently guarded heavily. The Wizards don’t have any other ball handler as good as wall or at least decent they’ve lost Pierce who was doing that last season. Last night Wall dished out 12 assists vs the Kings. They won by a score of 113-99. Gortat led them with 27 points courtesy of the glorious display of passing by Wall. With the win Wizards improve to 12-14 almost near .500 and the Kings dropped to 11-17.
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Here is the highlight of the Kentucky Duo. Courtesy of GD’s Latest Highlights
People tend to overlook the signing of Rajon Rondo simply because he had conflict with the organization but if Rondo’s head is intact he is arguably a top 5-7 PG at least and we all know that this League is all about having a great PG . It is also a fact that Rondo and Cousins have been wanting to play for each other since both played for University of Kentucky. Cousins is the best center in the league right now and with George Karl manning the Kings it is not a reach if they would reach the playoffs and make some noise.
Kings was able to secure Cousins and having Rondo might benefit the entire team as they were able to do good things with Collison. They also have the perfect compliment to play alongside Cousins, Willie Cauley Stein is a young version of Tyson Chandler, he might end up better and he would thrive playing with Boggie. Rudy Gay is still in his prime, sure its not on the level of Lebron or KD. But Gay is still a stud and clutch as well. I think I would let you be the judge and look at their bench and again keep in mind that their coach is George Karl.
PG – Rondo, Collison, Stockton
SG – McLemore, Bellineli, Seth Curry
SF- Gay, Casspi, Anderson
PF – WCS, Evans, Acy
C – Cousins, Koufos
They are pretty much set in every position its just a matter of being healthy, well that’s been the case for most teams health is the common issue but regardless if all teams are healthy, I wont be surprise if the Kings make some noise in the playoffs this coming season.
“In some areas some guys might be better than me, but overall, if you lay it all out, I think I am the best.”
“My definition of what a good point guard is might be different from what some others might think. I’ll give you an example: If [head coach] Doc Rivers gets thrown out, I can run the team for the rest of the game. I know what plays to call, what sets to call, or when to call time outs. It’s more than keeping track of the score. There is so much more going on that you take for granted on any given night, and there are only so many guys who can run a team when you don’t have a coach. In that category I think I am the best at what I do.”
source: The Associated Press
BOSTON (AP) – Doc Rivers met with his team after Friday’s shootaround to make sure everyone knew his role. Rajon Rondo’s was simple: Spread the ball around.
The Celtics point guard immediately put the lesson into practice.
Rondo had a triple-double with a career-high 24 assists on Friday night to lead Boston to a 105-101 victory over the New York Knicks. It was second-most in franchise history and the most since Bob Cousy had 28 in 1959.
“It means a lot, but I’ll try and catch him,” Rondo said of being on a list with the Hall of Famer. “(It’s) all about the teammates. If they don’t make the shots, we don’t get team assists.“
Rondo had 10 points and 10 rebounds and topped his regular-season best of 18 assists set against Sacramento in March; he also had two playoff games with 19.
“If you’re not ready, he’ll embarrass you. He’ll hit you right in the head with the ball,” said Kevin Garnett, who scored 24 points with 10 rebounds. “He’ll see something you didn’t see, but he’ll make you see it.”
Rondo assisted on eight of Garnett’s 12 baskets and six of the seven by Glen Davis. He had four assists to Paul Pierce, three to Ray Allen, two to Shaquille O’Neal and one to Marquis Daniels. The only players who scored and didn’t get an assist from Rondo were Rondo himself and his backup, Nate Robinson.
“He pretty much got everyone involved,” said Pierce, who scored 25 points with 14 rebounds. “He got the popcorn man involved. He got the announcers involved. Everybody. It was beautiful to watch.”
Amare’ Stoudemire scored 27 for the Knicks, reserve Wilson Chandler had 19 and Raymond Felton scored 17. Landry Fields had 11 points and 10 rebounds in New York’s first loss after winning its opener on Wednesday.
And Rondo was the reason.
“He is one of the best point guards, no doubt,” Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni said.
Boston led most of the game before Stoudemire converted a three-point play with 37 seconds left to make it 102-98. After Pierce hit one of two free throws — his first point of the quarter — Stoudemire hit a long 3-pointer to cut it to 103-101 with 18 seconds left.
But Pierce hit both free throws this time. Chandler had another 3-point attempt that would have cut it to one point, but he missed with about 13 seconds left.
“I probably rushed it a little bit,” he said. “I probably could have gotten a better shot.”
Davis had 16 points and six rebounds in 24 minutes off the bench before fouling out with 2:33 left in the game. Shaquille O’Neal had 10 points and seven rebounds in 22 minutes; he left with a bruised right knee but said it was not serious.
With the much-hyped opener against LeBron James and the Miami Heat behind them, the Celtics got back to the long grind of the NBA regular season.
The crowd had come down from the excitement of the opener, which Boston won 88-80 (before losing the next night in Cleveland to the team James jilted). The signs mocking Miami were gone, along with the celebrities in the five-figure courtside seats.
So was the intensity on the court.
The Celtics were sluggish at the start and had 10 turnovers at the half (giving them 50 in their first 10 quarters). Boston trailed 15-6 before scoring 12 of the next 13 points.
Boston led 76-69 late in the third quarter when Toney Douglas hit a 3-pointer to pull the Knicks within four. But Pierce answered with a 3-pointer of his own.
Allen opened the fourth with a basket, on an assist from Rondo, and Rondo set Davis up for a three-point play that gave the Celtics an 84-72 lead. The Knicks didn’t get within seven points until the final 37 seconds.