ESPN reporter Nick Friedell and the Chicago Tribune correspondent KC Johnson and others reported that the Bulls announced a ban on Rajon Rondo because he had made a bad team and cursed an assistant. This is not the first time Rondo's career because of a conflict and the coach was suspended, he was in the Mavericks period and Carlisle quarrel was suspended.
Bulls 82-107 total defeat to the league's penultimate calf. Rondo in the face of the old main badly, the whole game played 24 minutes, 4 of 1 only get 2 points 2 rebounds and 2 assists, also appeared 5 turnovers. After the game, he had a heated argument with a Bulls assistant and had a terrible impact in the Bulls locker room, causing him to be banned.
Rondo has now apologized to the coaching staff and the Bulls teammates, and to attend the team's local meeting on Sunday, the position is willing to accept the suspension penalty. Although Rondo was suspended, can not play against the Trail Blazers game, but will fly to Detroit with the team, to participate in the December 7 Bulls game against the Pistons. In other words, Rondo and the contradiction between the Bulls did not intensify.
Rondo February 23, 1986 stranger, now 30 years old, height 185 cm, is a veteran of the traditional point guard. He was the Suns' first-round pick in 2006 and was traded to the Celtics for the first time in 11 NBA seasons. He helped the Celtics won the 2008 championship, 2009-10 season to 2012-13 season for 4 consecutive years in the All-Star, won the 2011-12 season and 2012-13 season assists the king.
July 8, 2016, Rondo and the Bulls signed a 2-year contract of about 27 million US dollars, and Jimmy - Butler, German - Wade Bull constitute the new core. Rondo as a traditional point guard, the hands need a lot of ball, but because of Wade and Butler's presence, he got the ball is very limited. In this context, Rondo into the Bulls is not ideal, but also exposed not to shoot and attack the soft underbelly.
2016-17 season, Rondo averaged 30.5 minutes, 8.2 points, 7.2 assists and 6.7 rebounds and 1.4 steals, only 39.1% hit rate, only 33.3% from the three-point shooting. Even Rondo field performance in general, but as a veteran and championship players, his leadership role in the locker room is fully recognized. In the Bulls summer league, Rondo also rushed to the scene.
"He (Rondo) is a phenomenal teammate, no matter what happens, I support him." Rondo was suspended after the Bulls core Jimmy - Butler said. Rondo is a weird character of the players, but his bones is very aggressive, morale and determination are no problem. Although this season, his offensive and defensive ends of the performance is not enough eye-catching, but Wade Butler and get along, the three did not happen to fight the ball.
This is not the first time Rondo's career because of conflict and the coaching staff was suspended. February 26, 2015, Rondo and Dallas coach Carlisle because of a conflict, the Mavericks suspended a game. The reason is Rondo before the Mavericks against the Raptors game, do not listen to Carlisle tactical arrangements, decided to call their tactics, resulting in two intense conflicts. Rondo is also the 2014-15 season because of the negative playoff game, the Mavericks disguised suspension.