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

Report: Knicks, Rajon Rondo maintain mutual interest

  Report: Knicks, Rajon Rondo maintain mutual interest The New York Knicks and free agent point guard Rajon Rondo continue to have mutual interest, according to a report. ESPN’s Ian Begley reported Sunday that the two sides remain in touch, with the Knicks considering several veteran point guards. New York would likely need to clear cap space to bring Rondo in, but a Carmelo Anthony trade could do that.Begley notes that Rondo does not have the unanimous backing of Knicks decision-makers, but his work as a mentor in Sacramento and Chicago has been praised, and the Knicks hope to find someone who can help rookie Frank Ntilikina grow.

Rondo reportedly met with the New Orleans Pelicans Thursday to discuss possibly signing a one - year deal . ESPN's Zach Lowe reports that the Pelicans are meeting with Rajon Rondo on Thursday. The Los Angeles Lakers were also reportedly interested in signing Rondo to a one - year deal this week

New Orleans Pelicans . Rajon Rondo has agreed to sign with the Sacramento Kings on a one - year , .5 million deal . Rondo 's value dropped significantly as he attempted to return from an ACL and clashed with Rick Carlisle following his trade from the Boston Celtics to the Dallas Mavericks.

Chicago Bulls guard Rajon Rondo (9) dribbles the ball against the Toronto Raptors at the Air Canada Centre. T© John E. Sokolowski, USA TODAY Sports Chicago Bulls guard Rajon Rondo (9) dribbles the ball against the Toronto Raptors at the Air Canada Centre. T

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.

Report: Rajon Rondo meets with Lakers president Magic Johnson

  Report: Rajon Rondo meets with Lakers president Magic Johnson The idea of Rajon Rondo joining the Los Angeles Lakers is suddenly closer to reality. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the enigmatic free agent met with Lakers president Magic Johnson in Los Angeles on Tuesday.Free agent guard Rajon Rondo met with Lakers president Magic Johnson in Los Angeles today, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 11, 2017We’re not exactly sure what the meeting entailed, but the Lakers were previously said to be interested in the veteran. It would surely be an odd marriage, especially with rookie point guard Lonzo Ball on the roster.

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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