Reports: New Orleans Pelicans, Rajon Rondo determine to one-year deal

Rajon Rondo’s low career debate by a NBA will continue in 2017-18 when he plays for a New Orleans Pelicans, his fifth group in 4 seasons.

Rondo concluded Saturday to a one-year understanding with a Pelicans, according to mixed reports. In fasten a Pelicans, a 11-year maestro indicate ensure will be reunited with former Sacramento Kings teammate DeMarcus Cousin, with whom he grew tighten during a 2015-16 season.

Rondo, 31, spent his initial 8 full NBA seasons with Boston, assisting a Celtics win a 2008 championship and strech a Finals again in 2010. He was traded to Dallas in Dec 2014, where he clashed with manager Rick Carlisle.

After signing and spending one deteriorate with a Kings, Rondo assimilated a Chicago Bulls on a two-year understanding final July. But he had a run-in with partner manager Jim Boylen and was quickly benched by a Bulls in January. After returning with a second unit, Rondo also drew courtesy for a social-media quarrel with teammates Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade.

Eventually, though, Rondo played his approach behind into preference with Bulls manager Fred Hoiberg, during slightest adequate to assistance Chicago obstacle a No. 8 playoff berth in a East and squeeze a 2-0 lead in a first-round array opposite Boston. He suffered a ride detonate in Game 2, however, and was incompetent to play again in a series; a Celtics swept a subsequent 4 games.

Rondo’s repute was easy adequate by a Bulls’ rejecting that he was a claimant to be brought behind — solely usually $3 million of his $14 million income for 2017-18 was guaranteed if Chicago expelled him by Jun 30. With a Bulls entering a rebuilding proviso — and fervent to slot a $11 million disproportion — Rondo strike a giveaway representative market, sketch seductiveness from a Pelicans, a Lakers and a Knicks, according to several reports.

New Orleans followed Rondo for his ability to offer as a backup to Jrue Holiday, who progressing this summer sealed a five-year, $126 million understanding to stay with New Orleans. It’s probable Pelicans manager Alvin Gentry will use a dual guards together during times, with Holiday personification off a ball. Rondo also is approaching to surpass during environment adult large group Cousins and All-Star Anthony Davis.

Despite his rough 2016-17 season, Rondo stays one of usually 3 players to normal during slightest 6 assists a past 9 seasons. He averaged 7.8 points and 6.7 assists for Chicago, off from his career stats before to fasten a Bulls (11.0 ppg, 8.7 apg). His 37.6 percent on 3-pointers was a best commission of Rondo’s career, yet he attempted fewer than dual shots from a arc per game. He shot 40.6 percent altogether and done only 60 percent of his giveaway throws. 

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