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Background

NBA CAREER:
Averaging 10.8 ppg (.470 FG%, .263 3pt%, .609 FT%), 4.7 rpg, 8.3 apg, 1.8 spg and 32.6 mpg in 573 career games (started 520) in 10 seasons with two teams - Boston (2006-07 - 2014-15) and Dallas (2014-15) ... In nine seasons with Boston, averaged 11.0 ppg (.473 FG%, .252 3pt%, .614 FT%), 4.7 rpg, 8.5 apg, 1.9 spg and 32.9 mpg in 527 games (started 474) ... In only season with Dallas, averaged 9.3 ppg (.436 FG%, .352 3pt%, .452 FT%), 4.5 rpg, 6.5 apg, 1.2 spg and 28.7 mpg in starting all 46 games he played in.

NBA HONORS/AWARDS:
Four-time All-Star (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012) ...Member of Boston’s 2008 NBA championship team ... NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2007) ... NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2009, 2012) ... NBA All-Defensive First Team (2010, 2011) ... All-NBA Third Team (2012)

NBA RANKINGS:
Led the league assists per game in both 2011-12 (11.7 apg) and 2012-13 (11.1 apg) ... Celtics’ all-time leader in assists per game (8.5) and steals per game (1.9) ... Also ranks 3rd in Celtics history in total steals (990) and 4th in total assists (4,474) ... Holds the Celtics’ single-season assist record with 794 (2009-10) and single-season assist average with 11.7 apg (2011-12).

TRANSACTIONS/CAREER NOTES:
Selected after sophomore season at Kentucky by Phoenix Suns in first round (21st pick overall) of 2006 NBA Draft. ... Draft rights traded by Suns with Brian Grant to Boston Celtics for a first-round pick in 2007 draft (6/28/06) ... Traded with Dwight Powell to Dallas in exchange for Brandan Wright, Jae Crowder, Jameer Nelson, a 2015 first round pick and a 2016 second round pick (12/18/14) ... Signed as a free agent with the Sacramento Kings (7/13/15).

2014-15 (Dallas):
Averaged 8.9 ppg (.426 FG%, .314 3pt%, .397 FT%), 5.5 rpg, 7.7 apg, 1.3 spg and 29.7 mpg in starting all 68 games he played in ... Averaged 8.3 ppg (.405 FG%, .250 3pt%, .333 FT%), 7.5 rpg, 10.8 apg, 1.7 spg and 31.8 mpg in starting all 22 games he played in with the Celtics ... Averaged 9.3 ppg (.436 FG%, .352 3pt%, .452 FT%), 4.5 rpg, 6.5 apg, 1.2 spg and 28.7 mpg in starting all 46 games he played in ... Among NBA leaders, ranked 5th in assists and 35th in steals ... Recorded three triple-doubles and 15 double-doubles (6 with Dallas) ...Had four games with 20-plus points (3 with Dallas) ... Had 29 games with 10-plus points (20 with Dallas) ... Grabbed 10 or more rebounds in seven games (1 with Dallas) ... Dished out 10 or more assists 20 times (7 with Dallas) ... Tallied 13 points (6-9 FG, 1-3 3pt), seven rebounds and 12 assists in 30 minutes vs. Brooklyn (10/29/14) ... Recorded 1st triple-double of the season with 13 points (5-8 FG, 3-4 FT), 10 rebounds and 15 assists in 37 minutes vs. Toronto (11/5/14) ... Had 20 points (8-15 FG, 4-7 3pt), nine rebounds, 12 assists and two steals in 36 minutes vs. Oklahoma City (11/12/14) ...Handed out 19 assists to go with 12 rebounds at Atlanta (12/2/14) ... Had 2nd triple-double with 13 points, 13 rebounds, 11 assists and 3 steals in 34 minutes vs. Washington (12/7/14) ... Recorded 3rd triple-double of the season with 12 points (6-11 FG), 10 rebounds and 10 assists in 32 minutes at Charlotte (12/10/14) ... Acquired with Dwight Powell by Dallas from Boston in exchange for Brandan Wright, Jae Crowder, Jameer Nelson, a 2015 first-round pick and a 2016 second- round pick (12/18/14) ... Missed the game at Chicago (11/8/14) due to a left hand procedure ...DNP-left Achilles soreness at Denver (1/14/15) ... Left the game at Orlando (1/31/15) in the 1st quarter with a left orbital fracture/nasal fracture and did not return ... Missed six games due to the injury (2/2-2/11/15) ... NWT-team suspension at Atlanta (2/25/15) ... Left the game vs. Golden State (4/4/15) in the 2nd half with a hyperextended left knee and did not return ... DND-Inactive (rest) at Denver (4/10/15).

2013-14 (Boston):
Averaged 11.7 ppg (.403 FG%, .289 3pt%, .627 FT%), 5.5 rpg, 9.8 apg, 1.3 spg and 33.3 mpg in starting all 30 games he played in ... Led the Celtics in scoring four times, rebounds four times, assists 27 times, steals nine times, blocks once and minutes nine times ... Recorded 1 triple-double and 13 double-doubles ... Scored double-figures in 17 games, 20 or more points in two games ... Made his season debut with eight points, four assists and two steals in 19 minutes vs. L.A. Lakers (1/17/14) ... Recorded his 4,000th career assist vs. Dallas (2/9/14) ... Recorded season-high 22 points to go with 11 assists and three steals vs. Atlanta (2/26/14) ... Had double-double with 11 points (5-15 FG, 1-6 3pt), 18 assists, two steals and no turnovers vs. Detroit (3/9/14) ... Also passed Bill Russell in that game for 5th-highest assist total in Celtic franchise history ... Became just the 23rd player in Celtics franchise history to appear in 500 games for the Celtics at Toronto (3/28/14) ... Recorded 1st triple-double of the season with 11 points, 11 rebounds and 16 assists vs. Philadelphia (4/4/14) ... Missed a total of 42 games due to injury: 39 games due to rehab from a torn ACL, right knee (10/30/13-1/13/14), two games due to a bruised left shin (4/11-4/12/14) and one game due to a strained left hamstring (4/16/14).

2012-13 (Boston):
Averaged 13.7 ppg (.484 FG%, .240 3pt%, .645 FT%), 5.6 rpg, league-high 11.1 apg, 1.8 spg and 37.4 mpg in starting all 38 games he played in ... Missed 44 games due to torn ACL in his right knee ... Dished out 20 assists vs. Philadelphia (11/9/12) ... Recorded 20 points (10-16 FG), nine rebounds, 10 assists and five steals in 37 minutes at Chicago (11/12/12) ... Recorded his 2nd 20-assist game of the season vs. Toronto (11/17/12) ... Tied John Stockton for the 2nd-longest streak with 10+ assists in a game at Orlando (11/25/12) by recording 16 assists against the Magic, which marked his 37th consecutive game with 10+ assists ... Had streak snapped the next game when he was ejected just before halftime for an altercation ... Recorded 1st triple-double of the season with 16 points (8-14 FG), 13 rebounds, 14 assists, three steals and three blocks at Philadelphia (12/7/12) ... Had 26 points (9-18 FG, 2-3 3pt, 6-8 FT) in 34 minutes at Chicago (12/18/12) ... Had 2nd triple-double with 14 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists at Atlanta (1/5/13) ... Recorded 3rd triple- double with 17 points (8-11 FG, 1-1 FT), 10 rebounds and 12 assists vs. Charlotte (1/14/13) ... Named as a starter for the Eastern Conference in the 2013 NBA All-Star Game in Houston ... Had 4th triple-double with 23 points (10-19 FG, 3-4 FT), 10 rebounds and 11 assists vs. New York (1/24/13) ... For 5th triple-double of season had 16 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists at Atlanta (1/25/13) ... Suffered a torn ACL in right knee at Atlanta (1/25/13) and was ruled out for the remainder of the season on 1/27/13.

2011-12 (Boston):
Averaged 11.9 ppg (.448 FG%, .238 3pt%, .597 FT%), 4.8 rpg, league-high 11.7 apg, 1.8 spg and 36.9 mpg in starting all 53 games he played in ... Named to All-NBA Third Team and Second Team All-Defense ... Became the first Celtic to lead the NBA in assists per game since Bob Cousy during the 1959-60 season ... Passed K.C. Jones for 8th place on the Celtics all-time assist list on opening night when he recorded 13 assists to go with his 31 points (11-19 FG, 9-12 FT), five rebounds and five steals at New York (12/25/11) ... Recorded 1st triple-double of the season with 18 points (7-10 FG, 4-7 FT), 11 rebounds and 14 assists at Washington (1/1/12) ... Recorded his 3,000th career assist vs. Chicago (1/13/12) ... Appeared in his 400th career game vs. Charlotte (2/7/12) ... Had 15th career triple-double with 32 points (11-22 FG, 10-13 FT), 10 rebounds and 15 assists vs. Chicago (2/12/12) ... Became just the 5th active player to record 10 field goals and 10 free throws in a triple-double (joining LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, Richard Jefferson and Tracy McGrady) ... Became the first player in more than two decades to record a 30-15-10 triple-double with 10 field goals and 10 free throws in a non-OT game (joining Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Hakeem Olajuwon and Larry Bird as the only players to accomplish that feat since 1980 – with Olajuwon’s being the most recent in 1989) ... Tallied a career-high 35 points (15-27 FG, 1-1 3pt, 4-9 FT) in 39 minutes vs. Detroit (2/15/12) ... Named to the Eastern Conference All-Star Team as a replacement for Joe Johnson ... Had two points, two rebounds and eight assists in 16 minutes in the All-Star Game ... Was named as a replacement for Stephen Curry for the Taco Bell Skills Challenge at All-Star weekend and finished in 2nd place ... Recorded 3rd triple-double of the season with 15 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists vs. Milwaukee (2/29/12) .... Had 4th triple-double with 18 points, a career-high 17 rebounds and a season-high 20 assists vs. New York (3/4/12) ... Became first player since Magic Johnson on 4/18/89 to record 17 or more points, rebounds and assists in a game ... Became first player to have a triple-double with 18 points, 20 assists and 17 rebounds since Wilt Chamberlain recorded 22 points, 25 rebounds, 21 assists on 2/2/68 ... 5th triple-double of the season came with 16 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists vs. Miami (4/1/12) .... Had 6th triple-double with 10 points, 10 rebounds and a season-high-tying 20 assists vs. Atlanta (4/11/12) ... Recorded 24 straight games with 10 or more assists from 3/11-4/26/12, which is the longest streak in the NBA since John Stockton recorded 29 straight in 1992 ... Missed four games during the streak due to injury.

2010-11 (Boston):
Averaged 10.6 ppg (.475 FG%, .233 3pt%, .568 FT%), 4.4 rpg, 11.2 apg, 2.3 spg and 37.2 mpg in starting all 68 games he played in ... His 11.2 assists per game set a new franchise record and he finished 2nd in the NBA in assists and steals per game ... Led the team in scoring four times, rebounds seven times, assists 65 times, steals 37 times, blocks once and minutes 30 times ... Led Celtics with 31 double-doubles ... Scored in double-figures in 36 games, 20 or more in five games ... Recorded 1st triple-double of the season (10th career) with 10 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high 24 assists vs. New York (10/29/10) ... Set the NBA record for most assists through four games (67) previously held by John Stockton and Magic Johnson (65) ... Had 2nd triple-double with 12 points, 10 rebounds and 23 assists to go with a season-high six steals vs. San Antonio (1/5/11) ... Recorded double-double with 10 points and 16 assists at L.A. Lakers (1/30/11) ... Named to his second consecutive All-Star Game as a member of the Eastern Conference reserves ... Tallied season-high 26 points (9-15 FG, 1-2 3pt, 7-9 FT) vs. Orlando (2/6/11) ... Recorded 3rd triple-double with 11 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists vs. Miami (2/13/11).

2009-10 (Boston):
Averaged 13.7 ppg (.508 FG%, .213 3pt%, .621 FT%), 4.4 rpg, 9.8 apg, 2.3 spg and 36.6 mpg in starting all 81 games he played in ... Led the NBA in total steals (189) and steals per game (2.28) ... In 45 games recorded 10 or more assists ... Led the Celtics in assists in 80 games, in points 14 times, in rebounds 13 times and in steals in 56 games ... Had two triple doubles - 22 points, 10 rebounds, 13 assists at Toronto (1/10/10) and 11 points, 11 rebounds, 15 assists vs. Denver (3/24/10) ... Had career-high 40 double-doubles ... Earned his first All-Star Game appearance when he was named as a reserve to the 2010 Eastern Conference All-Star Team ... Became the first Celtic since Sherman Douglas to record five 15-plus assist games in one calendar year since Douglas had five in 1993 ... Recorded 11 points, nine rebounds, 13 assists and five steals vs. Milwaukee (12/8/09) ... Became the first Celtic to post those numbers since the Elias Sports Bureau began tracking steals during the 1973-74 season ... Pulled down a season-high 13 boards at Orlando (12/25/09) ... Tallied season-high 30 points (11-18 FG, 1-3 3pt, 7-9 FT) to go with 15 assists and three steals at Golden State (12/28/09) ... Became just the 3rd Celtic to post 30 points and 15 assists in the same game (joining Larry Bird and Bob Cousy) ... Played his 300th career game vs. Detroit (3/15/10) ... Handed out a season-high 18 assists vs. Sacramento (3/26/10) ... Missed game vs. Toronto (1/2/10) due to a strained left hamstring.

2008-09 (Boston):
Averaged 11.9 ppg (.505 FG%, .313 3pt%, .642 FT%), 5.2 rpg, 8.2 apg, 1.9 spg and 33.0 mpg in starting all 80 games he played in ... Among NBA leaders, ranked 6th in assists and 5th in steals ... Finished 5th in the NBA in total assists (659) ... Scored in double-figures in 43 games, 20 or more in 13 games and 30 or more in two games ... Scored season-high 32 points on his 23rd birthday at Phoenix (2/22/09) ... Recorded two triple-doubles (12/3/08 vs. Indiana, 2/12/09 at Dallas) ... Recorded 13 double-doubles ...Dished out a season-high 17 assists twice (12/3/08 vs. Indiana, 2/27/09 vs. Indiana) ... Finished with the 4th-highest assist total in a single season in franchise history (659).

2007-08 (Boston):
Averaged 10.6 ppg (.492 FG%, .263 3pt%, .611 FT%), 4.2 rpg, 5.1 apg, 1.7 spg and 29.9 mpg in starting all 77 games he played in ... Among NBA leaders, ranked 13th in steals, 35th in FG% (.492) and 22nd in assists (5.1) ... Scored 20 or more points in eight games ... Dished out 10 or more assists in six games ... Led Celtics in assists 36 times, in rebounds five times and in scoring twice ...Tallied 23 points vs. Orlando (12/23/07) ... Recorded 23 points and six boards at Miami (1/29/08) ... Had a double-double with 14 points and a season-high 12 boards vs. Dallas (1/31/08) ... Named to the T-Mobile Rookie-Sophomore Challenge and Youth Jam where he was a starter recording six points and six assists in 18 minutes of action ... Became the first Celtic since Sherman Douglas in 1995 to record 15 or more assists in a game when he dished out a season-high 16 assists vs. Charlotte (2/29/08).

2006-07 (Boston):
As a rookie, averaged 6.4 ppg (.418 FG%, .207 3pt%, .647 FT%), 3.7 rpg, 3.8 apg, 1.6 spg and 23.5 mpg in 78 games (started 25) ... Recorded 13 points and three assists vs. Utah (11/10/06) ... Tallied season-high 23 points, five assists and four steals vs. Toronto (1/12/07) ... Recorded 1st career double-double with 10 points, 10 boards and seven assists at Washington (1/20/07) ... In 1st career start, had 23 points, six rebounds, six assists and four steals in 43 minutes vs. L.A. Clippers (2/2/07) ... Dished out a season-high 11 assists at Detroit (2/6/07) ... Had 12 points, eight assists and seven boards in a season-high 47 minutes vs. Chicago (3/11/07) ... Had 13 points and 10 assists vs. Atlanta (3/14/07) ... Grabbed a season-high 14 boards at San Antonio (3/17/07) ... Tallied 16 points and eight assists vs. Toronto (3/26/07) ... Recorded 3rd double-double with 11 points and 10 boards vs. Miami (4/6/07) ... Had 14 points, eight rebounds, eight assists and a career-high seven steals at Indiana (4/7/07).

NBA PLAYOFFS:
Averaging 14.4 ppg (.445 FG%, .282 3pt%, .647 FT%), 5.9 rpg, 9.1 apg, 1.9 spg and 38.0 mpg in starting all 94 playoff games he played in ... Is fourth all time in postseason career triple-doubles with 10 (all with Boston) ... In 2012, scored a playoff career-high 44 points (16-24 FG, 2-2 3pt, 10-12 FT) to go with eight rebounds, 10 assists and three steals in 53 minutes in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals at Miami (5/30/12) ... Became the first player in NBA postseason history to record those totals in a game ... Recorded four triple-doubles during the postseason: Game 2 vs. Atlanta (17 points, 14 rebounds, 12 assists), Game 1 vs. Philadelphia (13 points, 12 rebounds, 17 assists), Game 7 vs. Philadelphia (18 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists), Game 7 at Miami (22 points, 10 rebounds, 14 assists) ... Became just the 2nd player in NBA playoff history to record 13 or more assists in the first five games of a series (joining Magic Johnson) when he did so in Games 1-5 vs. Philadelphia ... Also averaged 14.1 ppg, 7.4 rpg and 12.7 apg vs. Philadelphia (only one other player has matched or bettered those totals for a 7-game series: Magic Johnson against Boston in 1984 NBA Finals: 18.0 ppg, 7.7 rpg and 13.6 apg). 2011: Averaged 14.0 ppg (.477 FG%, .632 FT%), 5.4 rpg, 9.6 apg, 1.1 spg and 38.3 mpg in starting all nine games he played in ... Notched 6th career postseason triple-double with 15 points, 11 rebounds and 20 assists in 41 minutes at New York (4/22/11) ... Joined Magic Johnson as the only other player in NBA history to record a postseason triple-double with 20 or more assists ... Dislocated his left elbow during the 3rd quarter of Game 3 vs. Miami (5/7/11) but did not miss any games due to the injury. 2010: Averaged 15.8 ppg (.463 FG%, .375 3pt%, .596 FT%), 5.6 rpg, 9.3 apg, 1.9 spg and 40.6 mpg in starting all 24 games he played in ... Had two triple-doubles (Game 4 vs. Cleveland: 29 points, 18 rebounds, 13 assists; Game 2 at L.A. Lakers: 19 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists) ... Became just the 3rd player in NBA postseason history to record a triple-double of 29 points, 18 rebounds and 13 assists vs. Cleveland in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals (Oscar Robertson, Wilt Chamberlain were previous two) ... Recorded 21 points, 12 assists and five steals in the deciding Game 6 vs. Cleveland (5/13/10), marking the 5th time a player recorded those numbers in a deciding game in which his team was the winner (Johnny Moore, Clyde Drexler, Michael Jordan, Jason Kidd) ... Moved into 6th place all-time in Celtics postseason history for assists. 2009: Averaged 16.9 ppg (.417 FG%, .250 3pt%, .657 FT%), 9.7 rpg, 9.8 apg, 2.5 spg and 41.2 mpg in starting all 14 games he played in ... Joined Larry Bird as the only Celtics to have posted three triple-doubles in the same postseason. 2008: Averaged 10.2 ppg (.407 FG%, .250 3pt%, .691 FT%), 4.1 rpg, 6.6 apg, 1.7 spg and 32.0 mpg in starting all 26 games he played in ... Had two double-doubles ... Recorded 2nd-highest single playoff assist mark by a Celtic in postseason history (172) ... Tallied 14 points and 12 assists in Game 4 of the First Round at Atlanta ... Had 20 points and 13 assists in Game 5 of the Semifinals vs. Cleveland ... Posted 10 points, nine boards and eight assists in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals against Detroit ... Dished out 13 assists in Game 5 against Detroit of the Eastern Conference Finals ... Recorded 16 assists in Game 2 of the Finals, the most recorded by a player since Magic Johnson had 20 assists in 1991 ... Had 21 points, seven rebounds, eight assists and six steals in 32 minutes in Game 6 of the NBA Finals vs. L.A. Lakers (6/17/08) ... His six steals in Game 6 tied him for 2nd all-time in steals recorded in a single game (with John Havlicek, Steve Mix and Maurice Cheeks).

COLLEGE CAREER:
Led the SEC in assists (4.9) and ranked second in steals (2.0), while averaging 11.2 ppg and a team-high 6.1 rpg ... Scored in double-figures in 17 games ... Grabbed 10 or more rebounds in five games ... Tallied career-high 25 points (7-12 FG) and seven assists vs. Louisville ... Posted 21 points and nine rebounds vs. Indiana ... Recorded a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds vs. West Virginia ... Pulled down a career-high 19 rebounds vs. Iowa, the highest total ever by a Kentucky guard ... Dished out a career-high 12 assists with no turnovers vs. Ole Miss ... Recorded 11 points, eight rebounds and six assists vs. Connecticut in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. 2004-05: Named to the SEC All-Freshman Team ... Set Kentucky single-season record for steals with 87 ... Had at least one steal in each game ... Tied Kentucky’s single-game record with eight steals in just 20 minutes vs. Mississippi State ... Scored in double-figures in his first three NCAA Tourney games ... Handed out a season-high eight assists with no turnovers at Vanderbilt.

PERSONAL:
Full name is Rajon Pierre Rondo ... Son of Amber Rondo ... Born Feb. 22, 1986, in Louisville, Ky. ... Attended Louisville’s Eastern High School for three years before transferring to Virginia’s Oak Hill Academy for his senior year ... Favorite NBA player growing up was Isiah Thomas ... Enjoys shopping in his spare time ... Favorite actor is Will Smith.

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Height: 6'1''/ 1.85m
Weight: 186 lbs./ 84.4 kg
Born: February 22, 1986
From: University of Kentucky
Draft: 1st Round (21st pick) 2006 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2006
Years Pro: 10
Previous Teams:
  Sacramento Kings 2015 - 2015
  Dallas Mavericks 2014 - 2014
  Boston Celtics 2006 - 2014
Prior to NBA/Country: Kentucky/USA

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