Rajon Rondo’s wrist injury “significant” according to Hoiberg, could miss rest of regular season

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After some rough patches at the start of the season, Rajon Rondo has played well for the Bulls since the All-Star break (actually, a little before that), especially when leading the Bulls second unit. He has averaged 10.9 points and 7.2 assists per game with a respectable 54.4 true shooting percentage since the All-Star break, and he has helped keep the Bulls in the playoff chase.

But now the Bulls may well be without Rondo for the rest of the regular season, and if they make the playoffs he may not be 100 percent. Rondo has missed the last two games and here is what coach Fred Hoiberg said when asked about it Monday, saying Rondo would not play against the Magic tonight.

Rondo saw a specialist on Monday, but there were no details.

With him out, look for more Jerian Grant, although in practice Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade will run the offense.

The Bulls are tied with Miami for the final playoff slot in the East, with the Pacers one game ahead, but the Bulls have the tiebreakers over both. Considering their two remaining games are against Orlando and Brooklyn, Chicago should be in good shape. However, the Bulls lost to the Nets over the weekend Rondo being out makes them vulnerable. Nothing is secure.