Rajon Rondo Is a Surprising Source of Calm Among Wild Card Sacramento Kings

November 18th, 2015 by Josh Martin Leave a reply »

Of all the new faces in the Sacramento Kings' locker room—eight, to be exact—Rajon Rondo's had the most metaphorical scars.

A torn ACL in his right knee seemingly sapped Rondo of his former star power. In his initial return to the Boston Celtics during the 2013-14 season, he shot a career-low 40.3 percent from the field while attacking the basket only timidly. Through the first 22 games of 2014-15, his free-throw shooting took a turn for the worse—from a shaky 62.1 percent in his first eight seasons down to an abysmal 39.7 percent—and rendered his forays into the lane even less frequent.

The injury, though, did little to quell concerns about Rondo's coachability. Two months after the C's traded him to the Dallas Mavericks, Rondo was feuding with Rick Carlisle, a coach known to be far chummier with his players than, say, George Karl.

Throw Rondo into the mix with Karl, the notoriously volatile DeMarcus Cousins and a Kings organization that's been running around like a headless chicken for years, and the team might have to move into the Golden 1 Center early after turning Sleep Train Arena into a tind ...

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