Rajon Rondo and the Chicago Bulls agreed today on a two year , $28 million dollar deal with the second year only being partially guaranteed. The four-time NBA All-Star, and four-time NBA All Defensive team member will join Jimmy Butler to make up the Bulls backcourt. The 30 year-old Rondo is coming off a season in which he averaged 11.9 PPG and led the league with an 11.7 APG. While his stats were on par with his career averages, it did not really translate to wins for the Sacramento Kings. The former NBA champion will be on his third team in three years and many people around the league believe that it is due to Rondo’s inability to get along with his coaches. His last two stints in Dallas and Sacramento both led to him butting heads with both Coach Carlisle and Coach Karl, both who are known for their strong personalities. In order for this marriage to work, Rajon must be willing to mesh well with Fred Hoiberg.
While Rondo has his faults on and off the court, he is still considered one of the best facilitators in the game and his basketball IQ is respected around the league. Even though his three-point shooting and free throw shooting are considered below average by a guards standard , his ability around the rim and his vision could be beneficial to the Bulls. Jimmy Butler should be excited with the Rondo addition due to his ability to run a team and get his players better shots. If Rondo does not work out this year, it is still essentially a one year deal that does not compromise the Bulls salary cap for the free agent class of 2017.