Rajon Rondo, Pelicans Reportedly Agree to 1-Year Contract
- Author: Lawrence Cooper Jul 16, 2017,
Jul 16, 2017, 0:53
The former Chicago Bulls point guard met with the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday over a potential one-year contract with the team, ESPN's Zach Lowe reported on Twitter, citing National Basketball Association sources.
The 31-year-old will back up incumbent starter Jrue Holiday, who recently agreed to a 5-year, $126 million dollar deal to stay in New Orleans.
After the Chicago Bulls waived point guard Rajon Rondo earlier this summer, the controversial star has found a new home.
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Rondo is entering his 13th National Basketball Association season after being drafted No. xx overall by the Celtics in xxxx.
Rondo met with Alvin Gentry and Dell Demps on Thursday, and again Saturday in Atlanta before committing according to reports.
Rondo averaged 7.8 points and 6.7 assists per game over 69 games and 26.7 minutes per with the Bulls last season. He did, however, set a career high in 3-point percentage with his mark of 37.6 on 1.9 attempts per game and was instrumental in the first two games of Chicago's first-round playoff series against Boston - both wins - before suffering a thumb injury that ended his campaign. This will be his fifth different team in the last three seasons. The Bulls went on to lose the final four games to lose the series. Rondo was routinely praised by his teammates for mentoring the team's younger players.