As the season opened, the Kings had a good start and, at one point, even made it to the top eight in the Western Conference standings.
Rajon Rondo made four straight NBA All-Star teams from 2010 to 2013, but injuries coupled with his mercurial nature have made it hard for him to regain his prior form over the last few seasons. Rondo, who signed a one-year, $10 million contract last summer, is heading into free agency in July. Defensive lapses were a constant for Rondo last season, and the Kings yielded the 10th-most points and third-most assists to opposing point guards. It depends on the price he fetches, what else the Kings do with the cap space, and how the Kings address the point guard position if Rondo isn't retained. After his years with the Memphis Grizzlies, does Dave Joerger really want to try to compensate for a lack of shooting again? This summer Rondo becomes an unrestricted free agent and according to ESPN's Zach Lowe the Kings are willing to cut a deal with Rondo but if other teams would offer higher than they have no other choice but to cut ties with him. A separate report noted that the Kings have "cooled slightly on the idea of bringing back [Rondo] for a second tour of duty".
When Rajon Rondo signed with the Sacramento Kings he had one thing and that is to show everyone that he is healthy and now that free agency is just around the corner rumors are swirling around the National Basketball Association that Rondo is in the mix and he might sign with the New York Knicks.
He was traded from Boston to the Dallas Mavericks in December 2014.
Rondo can still help a team, but the situation is going to have to be just right.