By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Free agent point guard Rajon Rondo has a new home. He has signed a one-year agreement with the New Orleans Pelicans.
Rondo was recently released by the Chicago Bulls, one-year after signing with the team. With the Pelicans adding Rondo, it does not appear like the team will pursue a trade for Reggie Jackson with the Detroit Pistons now
Rondo chose to sign with the Pelicans over other potential suitors, including the Los Angeles Lakers. He, along with free agent Tyler Ennis, were candidates to back-up second overall pick Lonzo Ball.
The veteran met with the Pelicans on Thursday. Then again on Saturday in Atlanta before striking a deal. He met with general manager Dell Demps and head coach Alvin Gentry.
Rondo also has ties with power forward/center DeMarcus Cousins and assistant coach Derren Erman.
He’s now on his fifth team in his NBA career. After spending 8-1/2 years with the Boston Celtics, he was traded to the Dallas Mavericks. He also spent a season each with the Sacramento Kings and the Bulls.
Rondo was thought to be a key part of the Bulls team after signing a two-year deal with the team last summer. However, he clashed with head coach Fred Hoiberg at times.
This past season, he had 42 starts in 69 games. He averaged 7.8 points, 5.1 rebounds, 6.7 assists, 1.4 steals and 0.2 blocks per game.
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