Chicago Bulls Rumors: Rajon Rondo Trade Could Happen Soon As Benching Continues

By James Johansson, Posted: 01/03/17 05:40AM EST

Rajon Rondo has already reached out to Chicago Bulls general manager Gar Forman about his future with the team but nothing changed on Monday night. This leads to speculation that the Bulls will soon trade the mercurial point guard before the deadline.

The Bulls scored a 118-111 victory of the Charlotte Hornets on Monday night at the United Center. Despite publicly expressing that he was shocked of his recent benching, the 30-year-playmaker did not get even a single minute of playing for the third consecutive game.

Michael Carter-Williams started at point and did a decent job, finishing with 10 points on top of nine rebounds and three assists. Jerian Grant played the backup role, ending up with nine points, six assists, four steals and three rebounds for the Bulls. The Bulls snapped their two-game slide behind the 52-point performance from Jimmy Butler.

Carter-Williams suffered a knee injury earlier in the season but has already impressed Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg. Hoiberg told the Chicago Tribune that MCW fits his system well, providing the much-needed energy right from the opening tip despite coming off an injury.

"We need that presence out of the gate early, which Michael provides for us," Hoiberg said. "And as he continues to get in better shape, I think he will be able to sustain it for longer stretches."

Rondo recently revealed that Hoiberg reached out to him, questioning his pace before the benching. The former All-Star said that Hoiberg thinks he is playing too slow, even asking him if he is healthy. The 11-year veteran responded to his coach, saying that he believes he is in the best shape for a long while.

However, Hoiberg looks set on making MCW as his starting point guard with Grant as his backup. Rondo said that he will ask for a way out before the trade deadline in February if the benching continues.

"Absolutely," Rondo told ESPN, when asked about the possibility of asking for a trade. The former Kentucky standout, who signed a two-year pact with the Bulls last summer, is averaging 7.2 points to go along with 7.1 assists and 6.5 rebounds per game this season.

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