The New Orleans Pelicans?have reached a one-year deal with free-agent point guard Rajon Rondo, a source confirmed to The Undefeated's Marc J. Spears on Saturday. He will be an interesting pairing with guard Jrue Holiday, who is the leader of New Orleans' backcourt.
Rajon Rondo has apparently already found a new organization.
Having also met with the Los Angeles Lakers about a one-year deal, it looks like Rondo's not getting the multi-year deal he would like in today's market. Rondo was in-and-out of the Bulls lineup last season but by the end played well for them at the point after the All-Star break and finished the season averaging 7.8 points, 6.7 assists and 5.1 rebounds a game.
Rondo played with Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins in Sacramento during the 2015-16 season, and the two formed a strong bond.?
Rondo, an 11-year vet, had a tumultuous run with the Bulls last season before suffering a fractured thumb in their first round postseason matchup against the Boston Celtics.
Despite his bumpy 2016-17 season, Rondo remains one of only three players to average at least six assists the past nine seasons. The Bulls went on to lose the final four games to lose the series.
With the Pelicans, Rondo will once again share the court with Cousins, a volatile personality in his own right. His 37.6 percent on 3-pointers was the best percentage of Rondo's career, though he attempted fewer than two shots from the arc per game.