5 False Impressions About Rajon Rondo and the Chicago Bulls

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Rajon Rondo, PG, Chicago Bulls
Feb 7, 2016; Boston, MA, USA; Sacramento Kings guard Rajon Rondo (9) drives past Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley (0) during the first half at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports /

Rondo is a locker room cancer

I didn’t like the Bulls signing Rajon Rondo initially.  But like Rodman, he’s the player you want on your team and hate to play against.

If his game can get the Bulls bench to play like the NBA starters that Derrick Rose was talking about in their last season with Tom Thibodeau prior to a playoff run, the fans have nothing to complain about.

It’s better than Butler hogging the ball at point and watching four teammates stand around looking at him miss one after the other.

Having no veteran guard lead the way and break in three, new young guards may cost the Bulls too many games while they get into the groove.

But, breaking them in alongside Rondo allows them to see how one of the toughest NBA players still playing well at 30 years old can lead a team deep into the playoffs and even steal more than one series if all the team’s shooters develop as expected during the course of the season.

Rondo will play to a teammate’s strengths and was excited looking at his sleeper of a shooting team just waiting for him to run the offense. He didn’t say he was going to give the Bulls anything they were missing. He knew the pieces were already in place and was happy his game was a good fit for the system of Hoiberg.

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You want Rajon Rondo to be at point guard for the Bulls. You want him here for two years. His needs will cover for whatever deficiencies that come up when the Bulls play Hoiball.

Other Bulls analysts on other mainstream sites  and fan blogs have panned the Bulls for choosing Rondo and creating bad chemistry in a team with no shooters, being an old player and his game deteriorating with age, for being selfish and uncoachable, for not being athletic and Gar Forman not having direction for the team with his choice of Rondo.

Remember: the best of both worlds are synergy stats and the “eye test.”