NBA Rumors: Rajon Rondo Likes to Extend Stay with Chicago Bulls Even If Dwyane Wade Leaves

By Nikko Villanueva, Posted: 04/20/17 06:20PM EDT

The Chicago Bulls are experiencing success early in this year's playoffs and one of the main reasons is the resurgence of veteran point guard Rajon Rondo. There is good news for the Bulls when it comes to Rondo since he is reportedly planning to stay in Chicago.

In a report by the Chicago Tribune, it was mentioned that Rondo was recently asked if he still aims to be in Chicago even if Dwyane Wade leaves after the 2016-17 season. He said "yes," before talking about team chemistry and emphasizing that it takes time for this to happen, especially for the Bulls who had a major roster shakeup this season. 

"Everyone is not going to be San Antonio. Always keep your guys together as long as possible so they can develop chemistry and make deep runs in the playoffs and go through things together and grow. If that's the case here, that'd be great. If not, it's up to those guys," Rondo added.

This is good to hear for the Bulls and their fans because it displayed Rondo's commitment. However, he was right when he said it is up to the team if he remains in Chi-Town. The Chicago Tribune added that the Bulls have until June 30 to decide if they make him stay or choose to part ways with him. 

During the regular season, Rondo struggled and there were times when he had issues with the team, which made headlines. In 69 games (42 starts), he averaged 7.8 points, 5.1 rebounds, 6.7 assists, and 1.4 steals.

At that time, it appeared that he would be expendable for the Bulls.

That may no longer be the case with the Bulls thriving in the postseason. In the first two games of their first-round series versus the Boston Celtics, Rondo is playing splendidly. He is averaging 11.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 10 assists, and 3.5 steals per contest. If this continues for him, there is a huge chance he is not going elsewhere anytime soon. 

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