Rajon Rondo Speaks out on ‘Frustrating’ Chicago Bulls Strategy

Rajon Rondo Speaks out on ‘Frustrating’ Chicago Bulls Strategy

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In order to have a truly great season, the Chicago Bulls needed the signing of former Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo to go much better than it did. But at the same time, its hard to imagine what they were expecting.

For years now, Rondo has brought nothing but controversy and below average point guard play to every team that his given him a chance.

And it has been no different in Chicago. Rondo has found himself flip-flopping in and out of coach Fred Hoiberg’s rotation, butting heads with teammates, and even getting suspended earlier in the season for a confrontation with an assistant coach.

Now, Rondo has found some consistency in his role as the Bulls’ sixth man, guiding a bench unit of young shooters. But with the Bulls on a four-game losing streak and on the outside of the playoff picture, the 2008 NBA champion has decided to make some noise off of the court, offering some criticism of coach Hoiberg and the Bulls strategy coming down the home stretch.

In the Bulls’ 115-94 loss to the Houston Rockets, Hoiberg came under fire for using a 12-man rotation, giving playing time to many more players than a coach usually would against a team as good as the Rockets. Apparently Rondo agrees with that criticism, referring to the strategy as “experimenting.”

While Rondo may be right in this criticism, he also should have known what was coming after the Bulls swapped two established rotation players in now Oklahoma City Thunder forwards Doug McDermott and Taj Gibson for the less-reliable Cameron Payne, Anthony Morrow, and Joffrey Lauvergne.

I’m sure Hoiberg and the entire Bulls organization would love to move up in the playoff seeding, but it isn’t that simple when they are dealing with a roster so flawed, including their considerable lack of talent at point guard.

 

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