5 False Impressions About Rajon Rondo and the Chicago Bulls

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Mar 3, 2016; Dallas, TX, USA; Sacramento Kings guard Rajon Rondo (9) reacts to taunts by the Dallas Mavericks fans during the fourth quarter at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports /

Rajon Rondo will clash with Fred Hoiberg

Among his past blow-ups that have given him the impression of being a locker room cancer:

  • Throwing a bottle at a video screen and smashing it in a Boston Celtics huddle because he was singled out by the coach to make adjustments in his game.
  • During times with the Dallas Mavericks and the Sacramento Kings, both Rick Carlisle and George Karl were the type of coaches who were control focused and frowned on deviations from the game plan.

But with Fred Hoiberg, Rondo is playing with a player’s coach who made college stars out of cast-offs and transfers from other teams like Royce White (a player with anxiety disorder) in 2013 with an offense that had shooters all over the floor.

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Hoiberg is a laid-back coach who will allow a player to prove his worth and is a proper fit with Rondo. Hoiberg saw Butler was awesome in lob plays and designed lob plays exclusively for him to make it easier offensively.

He even allowed Butler to be the closer in he crucial minutes to prove his mettle. Butler won some Bulls games via defense and game-winners, but with Rondo on the team running the floor, the Hoiball system gets a boost because Butler’s faults from last year get a make over with a smart IQ basketball player like Rondo helping him get his scoring going with less effort and with more chemistry with his teammates.

Hoiberg prefers that his players run his team like a machine and look for the easy score first or the knockdown three; something Rondo can do given that he plays to pass first and get his numbers by helping get rebounds and scoring only when the opportunity presents itself.

It’s more than just a match made in heaven with Fred Hoiberg.

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