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.
Rondo salvaged his free agent value with his late season surge. But he may have to wait for the dust to settle for a real offer.
— Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixYS) June 30, 2017
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.