NBA Rumors: Rajon Rondo not returning to the Kings? He says team has ‘too many distractions’

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Rajon Rondo on ESPN’s The Jump (Photo Courtesy: @BostonDotCom/Twitter)

Rajon Rondo is among the top point guards available in the 2016 NBA Free Agency and he is looking for the last big contract of his career. According to the latest NBA rumors, Rondo may not be inclined to re-sign with the Sacramento Kings because of the issues that plagued the team this season.

The 30-year-old had a bounce back season with the Kings wherein he led the NBA in assists. He finished the season averaging 11.9 points, 6.0 rebounds, 11.7 assists and 2.0 steals per game. However, he was not able to help Sacramento make the playoffs.

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In an interview with ESPN’s The Jump, Rondo revealed that tension between DeMarcus Cousins and Kings coaching staff was unlike he has ever experienced. It says a lot since Rondo has a history of clashing with coaches in his career in Boston and Dallas.

“There were too many distractions on and off the court. The organization as a whole, I don’t think was together completely. I think as a team you have to want the best for the next man beside you, and that wasn’t the case with the Sacramento Kings,” Rondo said.

“Too much tension. I’ve never witnessed or experienced a thing like that in my 10-year career,” he added.

According to FanSided, the Kings are not going to re-sign Rondo if he demands silly money. The report also noted that teams like the Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Lakers, Brooklyn Nets, and New York Knicks.

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Rondo also told The Jump that he is open to playing with the Kings and Cousins again but they need to work out all of their issues first. He mentioned that he wants to sign with a team with “guys that want to work and win” next season.

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