The New Orleans Pelicans are adding another former Kentucky great to a roster highlighted by Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins: four-time All-Star Rajon Rondo.
Since leaving the Boston Celtics, where he emerged as a star and won an NBA title, Rondo has bounced around the league as a middling player.
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.
On Thursday, ESPN’s Zach Lowe and Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted that the Pelicans were meeting with Rondo.
According to The Vertical‘s Shams Charania, the two sides reached an agreement on a one-year deal today.
Free agent Rajon Rondo has reached agreement on a one-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans, league sources tell The Vertical.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 15, 2017
Rondo had a down season for Chicago, averaging 7.8 points, 6.7 assists, and 5.1 rebounds per game, and falling in and out of the rotation. However, he did have a strong playoff series against Boston, and was key in the Bulls jumping out to a lead in that first round match-up, which Boston eventually overcame.
Rondo previously played with Cousins in Sacramento. He will be an interesting pairing with guard Jrue Holiday, who is the leader of New Orleans’ backcourt.