Rajon Rondo Rumors

All NBA Players

Rajon Rondo
Rajon Rondo
Position: G
Born: 02/22/86
Height: 6-1 / 1.85
Weight:171 lbs. / 77.6 kg.
Salary: $9,500,000
Q: The “stupid” trade was the one that sent Jason Thompson, Carl Landry and Nik Stauskas to Philadelphia. You received no players who will be on the roster this season and could have to swap picks with the 76ers in the near future. Was the thinking that the team didn’t need more young players and you needed salary cap room? Vlade Divac: I liked all three guys. Nik, Carl and Jason all did a good job for this organization, and Nik is a guy I think can have a decent career in the NBA. But the idea was we gave up Nik, Carl and Jason and we got (Kostas) Koufos, Belinelli and Rondo (in free agency). That’s a pretty good trade, right? It’s pretty simple.
One former Celtics teammate was expecting Rondo to stay with the Mavericks and perhaps match the success he had in Boston. “I was surprised, truthfully, when I saw what happened with Dallas,” Paul Pierce told the Herald. “I mean, I think it just kind of spiraled out of control. “I didn’t see that coming. When they made the trade, I looked at Dallas as a real, real contender. Now, they had a guard who could run the show, defensively match up with the other guards of the West. “I’m not on the inside. I can’t tell you what happened, how it all came to that. I just want Rondo to be in a place where he can show people the player that he is, that he truly is.”