Sport Rajon Rondo says Bulls’ brass did not have ‘clear cut message’ in recent meeting

21:50  04 january  2017
21:50  04 january  2017 Source:   Sportsnaut

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During a recent question-and-answer mailbag for the Chicago Bulls ’ official team website, long-time columnist Sam Smith called Rajon Rondo an “excellent addition” for the Bulls this season. And, of course Rondo ’s assist percentage is 30.2; the clear - cut highest percentage on the Bulls roster. However, Rondo ’s turnover percentage is 20.3 percent this season. To put that in perspective: Derrick Rose — who wasn’t good at all for the Bulls last season — had a turnover percentage of 13.4 in his final season in Chicago.

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Things between Rajon Rondo and the Chicago Bulls don’t appear to be improving.

Rondo met with Bulls executives Gar Forman and John Paxson on Saturday after Fred Hoiberg abruptly dropped him from the rotation. Four days later, he told the media about their meeting, and he didn’t seem terribly impressed, saying it went “OK.”

“It really wasn’t a clear cut message,” Rondo said, via Nick Friedell of ESPN. “We’ll talk again.”

It’s not clear what was discussed in the meeting. Rondo had previously said he’d look for a trade if he didn’t return to the rotation, and he still hasn’t. It remains to be seen if that will change anytime soon.

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Rajon Rondo is still settling in with the Bulls , but he's measuring his value to the team based on wins, not stats. “How do I gauge it (my return)? I guess with wins,” said Rondo matter-of-factly. Never one to make a knee-jerk assessment after a game, preferring to watch film first, Rondo said he feels good about how he’s played. “Evaluating myself after the Clippers game, I came back pretty strong,” Rondo said .

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