Looks like Rajon Rondo is leaving the Bulls and signing with the Cubs. Is that even legal?
Probably not. The point guard got waived by the Bulls today just one week after his son threw out the first pitch before a Cubs game at Wrigley vs. the Padres. That was his goodbye, I suppose.
Bulls guard Rajon Rondo and his son throw out a first pitch to Eddie Butler (not Jimmy) at Wrigley Field.
— 670 The Score (@670TheScore) June 21, 2017
In his only season in Chicago, the 12-year veteran averaged 7.6 points and 6.7 assists per game, sometimes starting and playing large chunks of minutes, other times riding the bench. His stock was up with coach Fred Hoiberg as the playoffs began, but then he broke his thumb and the Bulls were swamped by the Celtics after taking a 2-0 series lead.
Chicago tried to trade him, but there were no takers. ESPN:
As it stands, the Bulls are on the hook for a $3 million guarantee still owed to Rondo. But they cleared more roster space for younger point guards Kris Dunn, Jerian Grant and Cameron Payne to get more minutes next season as the Bulls begin the rebuilding process after dealing All-Star swingman Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves on draft night.
My guess? Rondo is gone because Dwyane Wade didn’t like him.
how rondo used to start games: pic.twitter.com/7L2kTmH4Ez
— NBA babe (@NBA_babe) June 29, 2017
This is also how you start punts in the NFL. Just sayin’.