Sport Rajon Rondo: I was told I needed to be saved from myself

03:50  11 january  2017
03:50  11 january  2017 Source:   Sports Illustrated

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That’s where Rajon Rondo has been getting his work in these days since being all but ostracized by a Bulls organization that seemingly promised him one thing when he signed, but has delivered something completely different. After being benched for the last five games, the Bulls had no choice but to turn to Rondo on Tuesday, thanks to a roster that was completely undermanned against the Wizards. “A guy told me that he was saving me from myself .’’

He needs to be more visible, more transparent. "Yes,'' he confirmed with a wry smile. "That's exactly what I 'm doing.'' The Celtics are Rondo 's team, or so we've been told for nearly three seasons now. In theory, it makes perfect sense: He is approaching the peak of his career playing alongside two Hall of Famers whose finest days are behind them. "Ray didn't know how to communicate with Rondo the way some of us could, like myself , like KG, who fully embraced Rajon .

Chicago Bulls guard Rajon Rondo held an 11-minute interview session with the media on Tuesday afternoon and discussed his current situation and playing off the bench.

Rondo has been benched for the last five games and said he has been playing pick-up basketball to stay in shape outside of the team's practice facility. 

With Dwyane Wade scheduled for an off-day and Jimmy Butler and Nikola Mirotic suffering from flu-like symptoms, Rondo is now the second man off the Bulls bench for Tuesday's game against the Wizards.

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When Rajon Rondo signed a one-year, .5 million deal with the Sacramento Kings in the summer, there was risk on both sides. I will kidnap him myself ,” Cousins told Yahoo Sports. Wayne Gretzky told Dustin Johnson he needs to be more like Tiger Woods. FIFA | 4:40 pm.

Rondo said he would “love to continue to play with” Cousins, but for that to happen, he and the Kings need to “come together and figure out if we can work, but if not, I ’m always in, I ’m open. I ’m open this summer and I look forward to having a great career.” As for his free-agent options this summer, Rondo said, “ I want to see myself in a situation where guys want to grow, guys want to get better. 1 year ago – via Twitter sam_amick. Sam Amick: Update on the Rajon Rondo to Sac deal: being told its .5 million. They get their guy.

“A member of the staff told me I needed to be saved from myself, ” Rondo said. 

“Saving me from myself, I’ve never heard that before in my life,” he added. “I guess he was trying to do the best thing for me.”

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Rondo says that he speaks cordially with coach Fred Hoiberg but did not have much else to add about his relationship. He also mentioned how he views his decision to sign with the Bulls.

“Depends on how you guys write it,” he said. “But yeah, it’s different. When I signed here, why I wanted to come here, it’s a lot different than what I anticipated.’’

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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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