Sport Rajon Rondo was benched on Rajon Rondo bobblehead night

18:51  10 january  2017
18:51  10 january  2017 Source:   Sporting News

Rajon Rondo plans to talk with Bulls GM after latest benching

  Rajon Rondo plans to talk with Bulls GM after latest benching Rajon Rondo says he plans to have a conversation with Chicago Bulls GM Gar Forman after being benched for the second straight game. Rondo was benched for the entire second half of the Bulls’ loss to the Indiana Pacers on Friday after going scoreless in the first half with three fouls and a minus-20 in the plus/minus category. On Saturday, he was benched yet again in favor of Michael Carter-Williams, who scored just six points. The Bulls lost the game by 20 to the Bucks 116-96 as Rondo did not see any minutes.

It's Rajon Rondo bobblehead night at United Center. This bobblehead will be one of the weird collector’s items I wish I had. I also will forever love this picture of Rajon Rondo , Jimmy Butler, and Dwyane Wade and how it was all such a strange fit from the start.

It’s Rajon Rondo bobblehead night at United Center. This might be his only moment out of warmup togs, though, vs. OKC. — Steve Aschburner (@AschNBA) January 9, 2017.

Monday was an extremely awkward night for Rajon Rondo, but it wasn't supposed to be. Before the season, the Chicago Bulls' marketing team scheduled Rajon Rondo bobblehead night for Jan. 9 against the Oklahoma City Thunder, hoping to promote an epic point guard battle between Rondo and Russell Westbrook.

The only problem? Rondo didn't even play in the game.

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To add insult to injury, Rondo was the ONLY player on the entire team who did not play against the Thunder.

Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg has benched the 30-year-old for five straight games.

Rondo, who signed a two-year deal with the team this offseason worth $28 million,last played in Chicago's 111-101 loss to the Pacers on Dec. 30.

Earlier this season, the Bulls suspended him one game for "conduct detrimental to team."

Rondo has been vocal about not liking his role as a bench warmer and told reporters last week that if the benching continues, he'll absolutely ask to be traded.


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Rajon Rondo's post-playing career plans? NBA head coach .
Rajon Rondo has said he wants to continue playing in the NBA for "six or seven more years." But once it's all said and done and his pro basketball career is at its end? “I absolutely want to coach,” Rondo said in the Bulls locker room following Tuesday’s 99-98 loss to the Dallas Mavericks, via the Chicago Tribune.

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