For a second straight offseason, Rajon Rondo has been connected to the New Orleans Pelicans so it may behoove us to not narrowly dismiss the news. According to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune, the Pelicans and Pacers are expected to have interest in Rondo if the Bulls were to waive the disillusioned point guard in coming days. Chicago has the option of paying Rondo $13.4 million for the final year of his contract or waiving him by June 30 and being held only responsible for a guaranteed $3 million portion. Considering the Bulls just traded away Jimmy Butler, it makes little sense to bring back a veteran point guard on a rebuilding team that’s expected to hand the keys to Kris Dunn — even less if you recall Rondo’s various frustrations during his time in Chicago that should all but assure his fate this summer.
The Cavaliers are trying to find ways to get Paul George, Carmelo Anthony and Dwyane Wade to Cleveland. The Cleveland Cavaliers are getting desperate. The Cavs showed general manager David Griffin the door, either angering LeBron James or presenting the perfect excuse for the franchise’s superstar to leave in free agency again next summer.
After Game 5 of the Boston Celtics’ first-round NBA playoff series against the Chicago Bulls, Avery Bradley tried to praise teammate Isaiah Thomas for his admirable defensive effort. Thomas’ response: “Nah, don’t hype me. … I’m fine with being the worst defender (in the league).” Fast forward to Monday, when the NBA released its All-Defense teams and vote getters. Recognize anyone familiar on that list? That’s right: Thomas, all 5-foot-9 (or less) of him, received exactly one All-Defense vote. As you might imagine, people were a bit perplexed that the Celtics’ primary defensive liability actually landed on a list of the NBA’s best defenders. But Thomas getting a vote was great news for Twitter,