Kentucky’s Rajon Rondo drives against Mississippi’s Bam Doyne during a 2005 SEC Tournament game. Rondo’s time at Kentucky was a mixed bag. Although the point guard averaged 11 points per game and piloted the Wildcats to the second round of the NCAA tournament in 2006 (his second and final season), it was the first of two straight seasons with double-digit losses, which resulted in Tubby Smith’s exit. SI’s Rob Dauster ranked this year’s Kentucky squad No. 1 in his preseason SEC rankings. (Wade Payne/Icon SMI)DAUSTER: 2012 SEC PrimerGALLERY: Rare Rajon Rondo Photos

Kentucky’s Rajon Rondo drives against Mississippi’s Bam Doyne during a 2005 SEC Tournament game.¬†Rondo’s time at Kentucky was a mixed bag. Although the point guard averaged 11 points per game and piloted the Wildcats to the second round of the NCAA tournament in 2006 (his second and final season), it was the first of two straight seasons with double-digit losses, which resulted in Tubby Smith’s exit. SI’s Rob Dauster ranked this year’s Kentucky squad No. 1 in his preseason SEC rankings. (Wade Payne/Icon SMI)

DAUSTER: 2012 SEC Primer
GALLERY: Rare Rajon Rondo Photos

Rajon Rondo nearly kicks Chris Lofton in the head after Lofton faked a shot during a 2006 Kentucky-Tennessee game at Rupp Arena. In his preseason power rankings SI’s Luke Winn has the Wildcats ranked No. 4 and the Vols at No. 27. (David Stephenson/Lexington Herald-Leader/Getty Images)
WINN: College Basketball Preseason Power RankingsGALLERY: Rare Photos of Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo nearly kicks Chris Lofton in the head after Lofton faked a shot during a 2006 Kentucky-Tennessee game at Rupp Arena. In his preseason power rankings SI’s Luke Winn has the Wildcats ranked No. 4 and the Vols at No. 27. (David Stephenson/Lexington Herald-Leader/Getty Images)

WINN: College Basketball Preseason Power Rankings
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Rajon Rondo

An angry Kobe Bryant points at Rajon Rondo during a contentious 2009 game between the Lakers and Celtics. Ray Allen, acting as peacemaker in this photo, has left Boston to play with LeBron James and the Heat. In their latest roundtable, SI’s experts think the addition of Allen make Miami the favorite to repeat this season. (AP)
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An angry Kobe Bryant points at Rajon Rondo during a contentious 2009 game between the Lakers and Celtics. Ray Allen, acting as peacemaker in this photo, has left Boston to play with LeBron James and the Heat. In their latest roundtable, SI’s experts think the addition of Allen make Miami the favorite to repeat this season. (AP)

NBA ROUNDTABLE: The NBA’s best and worst teams
GALLERY: Rare Rajon Rondo Photos | Kobe Bryant

Rajon Rondo eyes up LeBron James during a 2011 Heat-Celtics game. The Celtics and Heat are both one win away from an Eastern Conference Finals showdown, but first they need to get past the 76ers and Pacers. (Damian Strohmeyer/SI)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Rajon Rondo | LeBron JamesLOWE: Pacers having problems with Heat defenseLOWE: Can Celtics overcome injuries and Sixers?

Rajon Rondo eyes up LeBron James during a 2011 Heat-Celtics game. The Celtics and Heat are both one win away from an Eastern Conference Finals showdown, but first they need to get past the 76ers and Pacers. (Damian Strohmeyer/SI)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Rajon Rondo | LeBron James
LOWE: Pacers having problems with Heat defense
LOWE: Can Celtics overcome injuries and Sixers?

Rajon Rondo shakes hands with Jeremy Lin before Sunday’s Celtics-Knicks game. Rondo dominated his counterpart, recording 18 points, 20 rebounds and 17 assists in a 115-111 overtime victory. (Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)
THOMSEN: Should Celtics trade Rondo after monster game?VIDEO: Shaq, Barkley on whether Lakers should pursue RondoTRUTH AND RUMORS: Knicks planning “two-headed monster”

Rajon Rondo shakes hands with Jeremy Lin before Sunday’s Celtics-Knicks game. Rondo dominated his counterpart, recording 18 points, 20 rebounds and 17 assists in a 115-111 overtime victory. (Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

THOMSEN: Should Celtics trade Rondo after monster game?
VIDEO: Shaq, Barkley on whether Lakers should pursue Rondo
TRUTH AND RUMORS: Knicks planning “two-headed monster”

LeBron James makes a new friend during the South Florida All-Star Classic, an exhibition game featuring a slew of NBA stars at Florida International on Saturday. Team James, which included Chris Bosh, Rajon Rondo and Rudy Gay defeated Team Wade 141-140 after Wade sank two free throws with 3.2 seconds left. Wade’s teammates included Chris Paul Amar’e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony among others. The NBA Lockout is now in its 102nd day. (US Presswire)

LeBron James makes a new friend during the South Florida All-Star Classic, an exhibition game featuring a slew of NBA stars at Florida International on Saturday. Team James, which included Chris Bosh, Rajon Rondo and Rudy Gay defeated Team Wade 141-140 after Wade sank two free throws with 3.2 seconds left. Wade’s teammates included Chris Paul Amar’e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony among others. The NBA Lockout is now in its 102nd day. (US Presswire)