Bulls Notes: Rondo, Gibson, Trades

Rajon Rondo‘s tenure with the Bulls hasn’t gone as planned and the point guard believes he has to do a better job of weighing his free agent options in the future, as David Aldridge of NBA.com passes along.

“I was very cautious this summer, where I chose to play,” Rondo said “What I was told in the meeting … it’s a little different [now] from what I was told. That’s all I can say. That was big for me, to come in and understand that I’m a guy that, once I learn the system, I can run the show. That’s what I do. I don’t try to come in and act like I know it all, and that’s why I put the extra work in of watching film, getting an understanding of what you want from personnel, each player.

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“That’s what I do best. I managed how to get three Hall of Famers the ball and keep everybody happy. All I have is two this year and I had one last year. It’s pretty simple. That’s what I do. I run the show.”

Here’s more from Chicago:

  • The Bulls simply are not a good fit for Rondo as the team is currently construction, a source close to the point guard tells Aldridge in the same piece. “Rajon has to play with guys who are more suited to the way he plays,” the source said. “If he’s with some shooters and some slashers, he’ll be fine. They’ll be fine. I think he and Butler can play together, and maybe Wade and Butler can play together. But he and Wade and Butler can’t play together.”
  • Rondo’s teammates are thrilled with the way he handled his benching and his reduced role on the team, Aldridge passes along in the same piece. “One thing about that is, I’m super happy how he handled it,” Taj Gibson said. “That just speaks to how he’s grown, when you talk about it. I missed him the last couple of games, I really did. He’s a great player. He facilitates the ball. I’m just happy he didn’t overdo it. He’s a pro. He’s been great in the locker room.”
  • It would be surprising if the Bulls didn’t make a move or two before the trade deadline, Nick Friedell of ESPN.com opines (Twitter link). Rondo is an obvious candidate for a change of scenery, but other players could find themselves in a trade. If the Bulls want to give second-year power forward Bobby Portis more run, they could elect to deal Gibson, although that is just my speculation.
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10 thoughts on “Bulls Notes: Rondo, Gibson, Trades

  1. SilvioDante

    Yeah, Portis needs an extended look … somewhere other than Chicago. Keep Taj and free Bobby Portis anywhere but the United Center!

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    • Strauss

      Agreed. Anybody drafted by this failed front office has to go. They can take this wannabe coach with also. Paxon and Foreman cannot make any good decisions.

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  2. Listen on any one and every one, but don’t move Jimmy for less than two of the BKN picks from Boston. That’s the only way you can obtain equal franchise changing value. Otherwise, trim the fat and build around him. He’s got a 3-4 year window to be a 1A type player. Make everyone available and collect as many assets as possible to put a functioning roster and coach around this guy.

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    • If you want both the Brooklyn picks then you are going to be waiting along time, that is way to much for ainge to give up

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      • That’s fine, then don’t trade him. He’s a franchise altering talent, that’s fair compensation for him.

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  3. rycm131

    I hope the warriors get Rondo! He would make them great

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  4. Reflect

    Trade Rondo to the Knicks for Derrick Rose. Wouldn’t that be fun?

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  5. While stars are hard to come by, I think it’s time for the Bulls to move in a different direction. This years draft is deep. Trade Butler, Rondo, Gibson and keep D-Wade IF he wants to stay. They have some good assets, cash in on them

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    • The thing is, the front office are too arrogant and blind to realize that they need to start over. They should’ve started over a year ago! Butler isnt getting younger, Gibson could have gotten you a first rounder last year or the year before, McDermott and Mirotic should have been moved by now. The Bulls front office is so ignorant thinking they can rebuild this team with one piece and nobody around him.

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  6. Connorsoxfan

    I’d trade the 2 BKN picks for Butler once Cousins signs that extension. Until I’m sure Cousins is 100% off the market, not trading the picks for Butler.

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