Rajon Rondo reaches one-year deal with New Orleans Pelicans


Rondo reportedly met with the New Orleans Pelicans Thursday to discuss possibly signing a one-year deal.

Rajon Rondo's deep career tour through the National Basketball Association will continue in 2017-18 when he plays for the New Orleans Pelicans, his fifth team in four seasons.

Rondo will nearly certainly not be a starter for the Pelicans, who just inked point guard Jrue Holiday to a massive five-year contract.

He has played short stints with the Mavericks, Kings, and last season, the Bulls, and now he's heading down to New Orleans to be a Pelican.

Rondo, who had signed a two-year deal with the Bulls prior to the 2016-17 season, dealt with injuries, demotion, and controversial statements throughout his lone season in the Windy City. However he surged in the playoffs, helping lead the Chicago Bulls to upset victories over #1 seed Boston, before a broken thumb ended his season.

A former teammate of Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins in Sacramento, Rondo would likely serve as a backup to Jrue Holiday.

Rondo drew interest from the Los Angeles Lakers but previous stops around the league included turbulence with coaches and teammates.

In the late stages of June, the Bulls were likely to soak up Rondo's full $3 million cap hit for this year rather than stretch it out over the duration of the next three years.

For his professional career as a whole, Rondo is averaging 10.7 points, 8.5 assists, 4.9 rebounds and 1.8 steals across 32.3 minutes per trip to the court.



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