Sport PG Rajon Rondo agrees to 1-year deal with New Orleans Pelicans

19:35  15 july  2017
19:35  15 july  2017 Source:   USA TODAY

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Rajon Rondo, who spent last year dipping in and out of the Chicago Bulls' rotations, has agreed on a one-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed to USA TODAY Sports.

The person requested anonymity because the deal wasn't announced publicly.

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. It was largely Rondo who helped engineer a 2-0 lead before the injury occurred.

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Pelicans officials are meeting with Rajon Rondo today in Louisville about a possible one - year deal , league sources tell ESPN. Stay tuned because it sounds like the New Orleans Pelicans are closing in on another move.

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 fell completely out of the Bulls' rotation last season for a stretch of five games in January before coach Fred Hoiberg came to rely on him as a veteran presence. Rondo was routinely praised by his teammates for mentoring the team's younger players.

He also called out veterans Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler in an Instagram post in January after they had publicly criticized some of their other teammates.

Rondo averaged 7.8 points and 6.7 assists last year with the Bulls, marks that were significantly lower than his career averages of 10.7 points and 8.5 assists.

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.

The Vertical first reported the news.

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