Bulls' Rondo suspended for detrimental conduct


The Chicago Bulls have suspended guard Rajon Rondo one game for conduct detrimental to the team.

He will serve the suspension Monday night against the Portland Trail Blazers.

“It’s been addressed,” Bulls GM Gar Forman told ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, when asked what the issue was with Rondo. “We’re moving on.”

Rondo has played in 17 games (all starts) this year, and averaged 8.2 points, 7.2 assists, 6.7 rebounds and 1.41 steals in 30.5 minutes.

He did miss two games, on Nov. 15 and Nov. 17, because of a sprained left ankle.

The 30-year-old veteran point guard is in his 11th season in the league, and his first with the Bulls, who signed him over the summer despite Rondo’s reputation for not being able to fit in well at times in various locker rooms. He spent nine seasons with the Boston Celtics, and last season with the Sacramento Kings.

Early impressions of Rondo were positive.

“The biggest thing that I’ve been most impressed with with Rajon is, the minute he stepped on this floor, when he got back here in August, is he pulled everybody together,” Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said after a late September practice. “His voice — he’s got the best voice on the team.”

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