|2006 NBA Draft||NBA||Drafted 21st overall by Phoenix.|
|2006 NBA Draft||NBA||Draft rights traded by Phoenix, along with Brian Grant and cash, to Boston in exchange for a 2007 first round pick (#24, Rudy Fernandez).|
|3rd July, 2006||NBA||Signed four year, $5,782,883 rookie scale contract with Boston. Included team options for 2008/09 and 2009/10.|
|30th October, 2007||NBA||Boston exercised 2008/09 team option.|
|31st October, 2008||NBA||Boston exercised 2009/10 team option.|
|2nd November, 2009||NBA||Signed a five year, $55 million extension with Boston.|
|18th December, 2014||NBA||Traded by Boston, along with Dwight Powell, to Dallas in exchange for Brandan Wright, Jameer Nelson, Jae Crowder, a protected future first round pick (#16, 2016, Guerschon Yabusele) and a 2016 second round pick (#45, Demetrius Jackson).|
|13th July, 2015||NBA||Signed a one year, $9.5 million contract with Sacramento.|
|7th July, 2016||NBA||Signed a partially guaranteed two year, $27,397,000 contract with Chicago.|
|30th June, 2017||NBA||Waived by Chicago.|
|19th July, 2017||NBA||Signed a one year, $3.3 million contract with New Orleans.|
|6th July, 2018||NBA||Signed a one year, $9 million contract with L.A. Lakers.|
|2004 - 2006||Kentucky (NCAA)|
|June 2006 - December 2014||Boston Celtics (NBA)|
|December 2014 - June 2015||Dallas Mavericks (NBA)|
|July 2015 - June 2016||Sacramento Kings (NBA)|
|July 2016 - June 2017||Chicago Bulls (NBA)|
|July 2017 - June 2018||New Orleans Pelicans (NBA)|
|July 2018 - present||L.A. Lakers (NBA)|
June 29, 2017
PG, 6’1, 186lbs, 31 years old, 11 years of experience
A typically up-and-down season from one so enigmatic and hard to gauge. Rondo had big playoff moments a few weeks after it looked as though he would never play for the team again, and when injury ended his season, it also ended Chicago’s. This speaks partly to the lack of guard and ball handling options than he, but also to how, despite it all, Rondo can still play. He is completely unguarded, of course, and remains a terrible finisher at the rim. But he stuck enough jump shots to matter, proved he can playing some exacting pressure defence when driven to (however rarely that is), and found shooters on kick-outs and big men on rolls to the rim in a way no other guard could. It was all very sporadic and volatile. But it was at least there.
Player Plan: Unguaranteed for $13,397,000 in 2017/18, with a pre-moratorium guarantee date. Now that Wade has opted in, cap space possibilities are negated anyway and Rondo may as well be kept, although ideally dealt as an asset. If Wade is bought out, however, the already ill-fitting Rondo ought to be waived and his small guaranteed portion stretched.
January 18, 2011
Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo is the current league leader in assists, with a whopping 13.4 per game. He is likely to remain the league's assist leader for the indefinite future. Two time MVP Steve Nash is second on this season's list, yet he is a considerable distance behind Rondo, averaging 10.8 assists per game. This gap will not be overcome.
To put it into some context, assume for a moment that Nash and Rondo both play every game remaining in their respective regular seasons, and that Nash assumes his 10.8apg pace throughout. If Nash passes for exactly 10.8 apg over Phoenix's remaining 43 games, Rondo need average only 9.3 assists per game for the remainder of the season to stay ahead of him. That's still a lot, but not for Rondo.