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The Chicago Bulls release Rajon Rondo

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The Chicago Bulls announced they have waived point guard Rajon Rondo on Friday.

Rondo will $3 million of the $13 million he would have received next season if he was not released before the NBA’s official start of free agency, which begins tonight at 12:01 a.m. ET.

Rondo spent one season in Chicago, averaging 7.8 points and 6.7 assists per game.

Rondo was key to the Bulls’ 2-0 series start with the Boston Celtics in the first-round of the NBA playoffs. However, a fractured thumb in Game 2 ended Rondo’s season.

A source told ESPN that the Bulls were trying to include Rondo in a potential trade prior to the

With Rondo’s release, the Bulls cleared more roster space for some of their younger point guards, including recently acquired Kris Dunn.

Hoping Rondo can find a good home, and maybe a team with another former Cat.


Article written by Kindsey Bernhard

Lover of dogs, sports and beer. @kindseybernhard

10 Comments for The Chicago Bulls release Rajon Rondo

  1. pancakesfordinner
    6:54 pm June 30, 2017 Permalink

    Nice proof reading before you hit publish. “Rondo will $3 million…” and one sentence just ends on a “the”

  2. Heardithear1st
    6:55 pm June 30, 2017 Permalink

    New Orleans

  3. BigBlueMeade
    7:06 pm June 30, 2017 Permalink

    TWolves just traded Rubio to make cap space, ideally they want Kyle Lowry, but if you can’t get him having Rondo dish to Wiggins, Butler, and Towns ain’t too bad. They become a contender for a top 3 spot in the west if that happens. Or he goes to NOLA and makes that team even better.

    • jahanc2uky
      10:42 pm June 30, 2017 Permalink

      Twolves go Lowry, Rose, or Knight (in a trade). They want a shooter at PG and Rondo is everything but a shooter.

  4. jaws2
    7:59 pm June 30, 2017 Permalink

    I normally say nothing about the writing on this site, but this article is written so poorly that I had to chime in. Please proof read these in the future or get someone that can put a coherent sentence together. This article was ridiculous.

    • gobble gobble
      8:38 pm June 30, 2017 Permalink

      I second your notion… it’s ridiculous, really. It’s not just her, it’s MANY of the KSR writers. I think Nick is the main culprit. I get that KSR is ‘facts optional’ and all that, but that’s just embarrassing for KSR (or it should be). It would’ve taken less than a minute to proofread this article. I’m not sure how some of these “writers” actually get paid to do this.

  5. The Professor
    8:16 pm June 30, 2017 Permalink

    I guess this is a money thing but for the life of me I can’t understand NBA management. Rondo couldn’t be stopped the first 2 games of the series with Boston but after he went down the Bulls looked completely lost. He was easily their MVP those 2 games. Kris Dunn was supposed to be a can’t miss coming out of college but he was a disappointment his rookie year so he is obviously unproven. They also traded their best player Jimmy Butler. The Bulls barely made the playoffs this year and likely will miss out next year.

  6. jahanc2uky
    10:43 pm June 30, 2017 Permalink

    Bulls are going the tanking strategy for a full rebuild through draft pucks and cap room. Bulls carrier the MJ curse it seems like.

  7. EdC
    11:07 am July 1, 2017 Permalink

    By all reports Boogie and Rondo got along great. With Rondo’s slash and penetrate style and Boogie and AD able to stretch the floor that could be very interesting.