NBA point guard Rajon Rondo agreed on a one-year, $10-million contract today ‘Friday’ with the Sacramento Kings, according to NBA.com, and BleachReports. The Sacramento Kings and Rajon Rondo both spent the last year spiraling out of control at different times, which makes the former the perfect place for the latter to try resurrecting his career. He’ll attempt to do exactly that after agreeing to a one-year deal, as first reported by Yahoo Sports’ Marc J. Spears
Rondo never really fit with the Mavs, as the concerns about the impact of his poor shooting in coach Rick Carlisle’s flow offense quickly manifested and were never solved. The hope of a ‘Playoff Rondo’ sighting was crushed after his poor Game 1 performance and the appearance he gave up in Game 2.
The Mavs and Rondo made a mutual decision to part ways the next day, sources told ESPNDallas.com, framing the reasoning as a back injury as a favor to try to help the four-time All-Star point guard save face.
The truth was that the Mavs didn’t want Rondo, who was going to be replaced in the starting lineup regardless, pouting and rubbing off on other players, Ellis in particular. Essentially, the Mavs made a drastic move in an attempt to do damage control on a chemistry crisis.