In his second season with the Lakers, Rondo appeared in 48 games and averaged 20.5 minutes per contest. The veteran guard averaged 7.1 points, 5.0 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 0.8 steals per game, while shooting 41.8 percent from the field. Including the postseason, Rondo logged 21 games with double-digit points and five games with double-digit assists. He topped 20 points twice during the regular season: once in a Jan. 11 win over the Thunder (21 points) and again when he posted a season-high 23 points in a Feb. 10 win over Phoenix. In a Dec. 4 win over the Jazz, Rondo had 14 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds. Rondo notched a season-high five steals against the Celtics on Feb. 23. He would go on to match that total in a Sept. 6 postseason victory over the Rockets, finishing with 10 points, nine assists, three rebounds and five swipes. After missing all of Round 1 due to injury, Rondo returned for the Western Conference Semifinals against Houston and went on to appear in the Lakers' final 16 games. In that span, Rondo averaged 8.9 points, 4.3 rebounds, 6.6 assists and 1.4 steals on his way to his second NBA title. In the clinching Game 6 of the NBA Finals against Miami, Rondo went for 19 points, four rebounds, four assists and one steal.2018
Rajon Rondo appeared in 46 games in 2018-19, starting 29 of them. For the season, he averaged 9.2 points, 8.0 assists, 5.3 rebounds and 1.2 steals. He ran the offense effectively, showcasing his passing skills and his above-average rebounding as a guard. The veteran point guard handed out 8.0 assists in back-to-back seasons for the first time since the 2012-13 and 2013-14 campaigns. Rondo finished the season with 18 games of at least 10 assists, highlighted by a season-high 17 dimes March 29 against the Hornets. He produced 14 double-doubles and one triple-double -- a 24-point, 12-assist, 10-rebound effort in a March 4 loss to the Clippers. He also finished the season with three 20-point efforts and four games with double-digit rebounds. Defensively, Rondo recorded 17 games with at least two steals. He shot at least 50 percent from the field in 14 of his appearances. In addition, he made at least two three-pointers in 10 contests. Right hand surgery to fix a broken bone forced Rondo to miss games in November, December and January.2017
Rondo joined New Orleans for the 2017-18 campaign after inking a one-year contract in the offseason. Despite missing the early part of the season with a sports hernia, the veteran was a key part of the Pelicans' trek to a berth in the playoffs. Rondo posted per-game averages of 8.3 points, 4.0 rebounds and 8.2 assists in 26 minutes. The assists mark placed Rondo fourth in the NBA. In a win over Brooklyn on Dec. 27, Rondo set a career high with 25 dimes in 30 minutes of action. The mark also established a Pelicans franchise record and represented the seventh time in NBA history that a player reached the 25-assist mark. Rondo totaled 15 double-doubles on the season, two of which qualified as triple-doubles. He victimized the Nets again Feb. 10, tallying 25 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists in a 138-128 victory. In the postseason, Rondo dished out double-digit assists in six of the Pelicans' nine contests. Overall, he posted per-game averages of 10.3 points, 12.2 assists and 7.6 rebounds before New Orleans was eliminated by Golden State in the Conference Semifinals. That included a monumental performance in a Game 3 victory in which Rondo grabbed 10 rebounds and set a franchise playoff record with 21 assists.2016
Rondo joined his fourth different team in three seasons during the 2016-17 campaign after signing a two-year contract with Chicago. He played in 69 contests with the Bulls, averaging 7.8 points, 5.1 rebounds and 6.7 assists per game. He also shot a career-best 37.6 percent from three-point range and contributed 1.4 steals per contest. Rondo registered six double-doubles during the campaign, including a performance against the Heat on Nov. 10 in which he scored 16 points and grabbed a season-high 12 rebounds. He triple-doubled in a win over Cleveland on Dec. 2, tallying 15 points, 10 boards and 12 assists. The veteran scored 20 or more points three times during the campaign, notching a season-high 25 along with 11 rebounds, six assists and three steals in a win over Atlanta on April 1. He finished the regular season on a high note, averaging 12.5 points, 8.3 rebounds and 7.3 assists in four April contests. With Rondo directing the offense, the Bulls finished 41-41 and qualified for the postseason as the eighth seed in the East. The team went up 2-0 on the Celtics in the first round of the playoffs, with Rondo posting per-game averages of 11.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 10.0 assists and 3.5 steals. Unfortunately, the veteran broke his thumb in Game 2 and was unable to return for the remainder of the series, which Boston ultimately won 4-2.2015
Rondo signed a one-year contract to join the Kings for the 2015-16 season and put together a historic campaign, setting various Sacramento-era records. Among those marks was the distribution of 20 assists in one game, a feat Rondo accomplished twice during the season -- both against the Hornets. The veteran also put his name in the Sacramento record book by dishing out 10-plus assists in 14 consecutive contests between Dec. 30 and Jan. 28. Altogether, Rondo averaged 11.7 assists on the season, ranking first in the NBA and breaking the Kings' franchise record. He also ranked 12th in the league with 37 double-doubles and third with six triple-doubles. Among those was a 14-point, 12-rebound, 15-assist performance against Golden State on Nov. 7 in which Rondo also collected four steals. Thefts were common for Rondo throughout the season as he averaged 2.0 steals per game, seventh-best in the league. He also contributed in the scoring department, averaging 11.9 points per contest and shooting 45.4 percent from the field. In the final game of the season, Rondo scored a season-high 27 points while collecting 10 rebounds and handing out 12 assists against Portland. Although Sacramento was unable to qualify for the postseason, the team did improve its win total over the previous campaign thanks in part to Rondo's contributions.2014
The 2014-15 season was a roller coaster ride for Rajon Rondo. He broke his left hand in late September, causing him to miss the entire preseason. Rondo returned in time for the season opener and looked like his old self through 22 games with Boston, averaging 8.3 points, 7.5 rebounds and 10.8 assists. He registered three triple-doubles during that span, including a 13-point, 10-rebound, 15-assist performance against Toronto on Nov. 5. However, Rondo's tenure with the team that drafted him came to an abrupt end when he was traded to Dallas on Dec. 18. With the Mavericks, Rondo played in 46 games and averaged 9.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and 6.5 assists. He faced his old team on Jan. 2 and led Dallas to a victory, scoring a season-high 29 points and making a career-high five three-pointers. Altogether, Rondo ended the campaign ranked fourth in the league in assists per game (7.9). He also finished with 15 double-doubles. In the playoffs, Rondo tallied 15 points and five assists in Game 1 of the Mavericks' first-round series against Houston. He played only 10 minutes in Game 2, however, and was unable to return for the remainder of the four-game series.2013
After an ACL tear forced Rajon Rondo away from the court for nearly a year, the veteran returned to action with the Celtics on Jan. 17. In his first game, Rondo tallied eight points, two rebounds, four assists and two steals against the Lakers. He ended up playing 30 games on the season. The point guard took on a full workload, logging over 33 minutes of action per contest. Despite the significance of the ACL injury, Rondo's numbers were on par with his previous seasons as he averaged 11.7 points, 5.5 rebounds and 9.8 assists per contest. Although he didn't play enough games to qualify for the official leaderboard, Rondo's assist average trailed only the 10.7 mark posted by Chris Paul. The University of Kentucky product also shot 40.3 percent from the field and 62.7 percent from the free-throw line. He dished a season-high 18 dimes and scored 11 points in a win over the Pistons on March 9. Collectively, Rondo tallied 13 double-doubles during the campaign. One of those performances was an 11-point, 11-rebound, 16-assist triple-double against Philadelphia on Apr. 4. Rondo's Celtics ended the season with a mark of 25-57 and missed the playoffs.2012
Before Rajon Rondo's 2012-13 season was cut short by injury, he enjoyed arguably the finest campaign of his career. The University of Kentucky product averaged a career-high 13.7 points per game and converted 48.4 percent of his field-goal attempts. He also led the league by dishing out 11.1 assists per contest and grabbed a career-best 5.6 rebounds per game. Rondo began the season with 13 double-doubles, collecting double-digit assists in each of those contests. That extended his streak of 10-plus assists, which carried over from the previous season, to 37 straight contests, tied for second-most in league history. Rondo's excellence was rewarded with his fourth straight selection to the All-Star Game -- his first as a starter. Unfortunately, Rondo didn't get to play in the contest as he tore his ACL in late January, putting a sudden end to his season.2011
Rajon Rondo thrived in the lockout-shortened 2011-12 season and further cemented his place as one of the league's premier point guards. He averaged a career-high 11.7 assists per game, the top mark in the Association. He also posted per-game averages of 11.9 points and 4.8 rebounds and collected 21 double-doubles, including six triple-doubles. Rondo was recognized for his solid work with his third straight selection to the Eastern Conference All-Star team. The point guard also earned spots on the All-NBA Third Team and the All-NBA Defensive Second Team. In the postseason, Rondo expanded his contributions even further by averaging 17.3 points along with 6.7 rebounds, 11.9 assists and 2.4 steals in 19 games. In Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals, Rondo scored 44 points -- his highest mark in any regular or postseason contest -- while dishing out 10 assists and grabbing eight boards.2010
Despite dealing with a number of injuries throughout the season, Rajon Rondo continued to excel in his fifth NBA campaign. The University of Kentucky product missed 14 games but nonetheless placed second in the league with a career-best 11.2 assists per contest. He also posted per-game averages of 10.6 points and 4.4 rebounds while playing a career-high 37.2 minutes per contest. Meanwhile, Rondo's 31 double-doubles tied for 13th-most in the NBA and his three triple-doubles tied for second. For the second consecutive season, the point guard was selected to the Eastern Conference All-Star Game, and he also earned his second straight selection to the All-NBA Defensive First Team. In the playoffs, Rondo averaged 14.0 points, 5.4 rebounds and 9.6 assists in nine contests. He collected a triple-double with 15 points, 11 rebounds and 20 assists against the Knicks in Game 3 of the first round. The assist mark established a Celtics postseason record.2009
The 2009-10 season was a memorable one for Rajon Rondo as he established a number of career-highs and accomplished many career-firsts. Statistically, he posted the highest per-game averages of his career in points (13.7), assists (9.8), field-goal percentage (50.8) and steals (2.3). The steals mark led the league, making Rondo the first player in franchise history to pace the NBA in that category. The point guard also earned his first All-Star berth as well as his first selection to the All-NBA Defensive First Team. Rondo's versatile game was on full display as he tallied the eighth-most double-doubles in the league (40), with two of those performances going for triple-doubles. In the postseason, Rondo's Celtics advanced to the NBA Finals to face the Los Angeles Lakers for the second time in three seasons. Although Boston fell short, Rondo posted excellent numbers throughout the playoffs with per-game averages of 15.8 points, 5.6 rebounds and 9.3 assists in 24 contests.2008
Rajon Rondo continued to grow in his third NBA season as he established himself as one of the best young point guards in the league. The 2006 first-round draft pick established career-highs in nearly every per-game statistical category including points (11.9), rebounds (5.2), assists (8.2) and steals (1.9). Both the assists and steals marks led Boston and ranked among the top ten in the league. Rondo also posted career highs in field-goal percentage (50.5 percent) and three-point percentage (31.3 percent). For his efforts, Rondo was selected to the All-NBA Defensive Second Team for the first time in his career. The point guard burst onto the national scene even more prominently with a dominant playoff run. In 14 postseason contests, he nearly averaged a triple-double by posting per-game marks of 16.9 points, 9.7 rebounds and 9.8 assists while also averaging 2.5 steals.2007
After a solid rookie campaign, Rajon Rondo took on an expanded role with the Celtics in his sophomore season. The point guard started all 77 games in which he played and averaged 30 minutes per contest, six more than in the previous season. Rondo posted improved numbers across the board, averaging 10.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game. He also raised his shooting percentage, knocking down 49.2 percent of his field goal attempts. Defensively, Rondo demonstrated a knack for creating turnovers as he ranked 13th in the league with 1.7 steals per contest. Following a solid regular season, Rondo blossomed during the postseason as one of the key cogs in Boston's run to the NBA title. In 26 playoff games, he posted per-game averages of 10.2 points, 4.1 rebounds and 6.6 assists. In the championship-clinching Game 6 of the Finals against the Lakers, Rondo came up big by tallying 21 points, seven rebounds and eight assists along with six steals.2006
Rajon Rondo opened many eyes during his rookie campaign, beginning as the Celtics' backup point guard before taking over as the starter for much of the latter portion of the season. All told, the 2006 first-round draft pick played 77 games and posted 6.4 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.8 assists per contest. He was also a factor on the defensive end of the court, averaging 1.6 steals per game to rank ninth in the NBA. The University of Kentucky product collected three double-doubles during the season, including a 13-point, 10-assist performance in a win over Atlanta on March 14. He registered arguably his finest all-around game of the campaign against Indiana on April 7, tallying 14 points, eight rebounds, eight assists and seven steals. Rondo's performance did not go unnoticed as he was rewarded with a berth on the All-Rookie Second Team.
June 28, 2006Drafted by the Phoenix Suns in the 1st round (21st pick) of the 2006 NBA Draft.
June 28, 2006Draft rights acquired by the Boston Celtics, along with Brian Grant and cash, from the Phoenix Suns in exchange for a conditional 2007 1st-round pick (via Cleveland) and a traded-player exception. He later signed a rookie deal.
December 18, 2014Traded by the Boston Celtics with Dwight Powell to the Dallas Mavericks for Jae Crowder, Jameer Nelson, Brandan Wright, a 2016 1st round draft pick (Guerschon Yabusele was later selected) and a 2016 2nd round draft pick (Demetrius Jackson was later selected). Boston also received a $13M trade exception.
July 13, 2015Signed a one-year contract with the Sacramento Kings.
July 7, 2016Signed a two-year contract with the Chicago Bulls.
June 30, 2017Waived by the Chicago Bulls.
July 19, 2017Signed a one-year contract with the New Orleans Pelicans.
July 6, 2018Signed a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers.
July 8, 2019Signed a two-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers.
November 21, 2020Signed a two-year, $15 million contract with the Hawks.
March 25, 2021Traded to the Clippers in exchange for Lou Williams and two second-round picks.
March 25, 2021Traded to the Clippers in exchange for Lou Williams, two future second-round picks and cash.