Rajon Rondo will ‘absolutely’ ask for a trade from Bulls if benching continues

Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg played every one his players Saturday in a 20-point loss to the Bucks — everyone except Rajon Rondo, who was a healthy scratch.

Rondo, who was benched for the entire second half Friday in a loss to the Pacers, is understandably upset with Hoiberg’s decisions, although the second-year coach said the point guard has carried himself well.

“He was great, very professional,’’ Hoiberg said of a meeting between the two on Saturday. “We talked about accepting whatever role he has and helping our guys stay ready.’’

During a game against the Trail Blazers in December, Westbrook heaved the ball from halfcourt to the officials as Damian Lillard was lining up for free throws. The ball hit the stanchion, and Westbrook was initially issued a technical foul. The referees convened and determined the throw was unintentional.

Given what happened in Portland, a reporter wondered whether Wednesday’s throw was part of a trend of recklessness. Westbrook took exception to the question during and after the media scrum.

“I don’t want to hear that s—, man. Come on, man,” Westbrook said. “I ain’t perfect, bro. I make mistakes like everybody else. The ball slipped in Portland. Don’t come up with that s—, man. Don’t do that.”

As the media was leaving the locker room, the reporter in question tried to apologize NFL Jerseys Outlet to Westbrook one on one, explaining his motive behind the question, but Westbrook wasn’t having it.

“Don’t appreciate that s—,” Westbrook said multiple times, adding NFL Cheap Jerseys Wholesale that he felt disrespected just by the thought of his actions Wednesday being intentional.

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