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

Rajon Rondo’s deep career tour through the NBA will continue in 2017-18 when he plays for the New Orleans Pelicans, his fifth team in four seasons.

Rondo agreed Saturday to a one-year deal with the Pelicans, according to multiple reports. In joining the Pelicans, the 11-year veteran point guard will be reunited with former Sacramento Kings teammate DeMarcus Cousin, with whom he grew close during the 2015-16 season.

Rondo, 31, spent his first eight full NBA seasons with Boston, helping the Celtics win the 2008 championship and reach the Finals again in 2010. He was traded to Dallas in December 2014, where he clashed with coach Rick Carlisle.

After signing and spending one season with the Kings, Rondo joined the Chicago Bulls on a two-year deal last July. But he had a run-in with assistant coach Jim Boylen and was briefly bench by the Bulls in January. After returning with the second unit, Rondo also drew attention for a social-media squabble with teammates Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade.

Eventually, though, Rondo played his way back into favor with Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg, at least enough to help Chicago snag the No. 8 playoff berth in the East and grab a 2-0 lead in its first-round series against Boston. He suffered a thumb fracture in Game 2, however, and was unable to play again in

Article source: http://www.nba.com/article/2017/07/15/reports-rajon-rondo-one-year-deal-pelicans

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