The Rebuild Continues as Bulls Waive Rajon Rondo
The horribly lopsided Jimmy Butler trade signalled the beginning of a rebuild for the Chicago Bulls.
This afternoon, the Bulls took the next step by cutting ties with hotheaded point guard Rajon Rondo. Rondo had a $13-million team option, which would have been guaranteed if the Bulls did not make the decision by Friday’s deadline.
With the Bulls cutting ties with Rondo, they will have to pay him $3-million as compensation.
Kris Dunn, Jerian Grant, and Cameron Payne are all young point guards whom the Bulls hope to build around moving forward. With Dwyane Wade accepting his player option, he may be a potential buy-out option somewhere down the line.
In his one season in Chicago, Rondo averaged 7.8-points, 6.7-assists, and 5.1-rebounds per game while shooting poorly from essentially everywhere.