The New Orleans Pelicans is the 5th club in 4 seasons for Rajon Rondo
Published 11:14 AM, July 16, 2017
Updated 11:14 AM, July 16, 2017
NEW TEAM. The 31-year-old Rajon Rondo commits to a deal with the New Orleans Pelicans. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP
NEW YORK, USA – Four-time NBA All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo, who helped Boston win the 2008 NBA title, has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the New Orleans Pelicans, according to multiple reports Saturday, July 15 (Sunday Manila time).
The 31-year-old American committed to a deal after meetings Thursday and Saturday with Pelicans general manager Dell Demps and head coach Alvin Gentry, Yahoo Sports and ESPN reported.
Rondo, a former teammate of Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins in Sacramento during the 2015-16 campaign, likely will serve as a backup to Jrue Holiday, who was re-signed to a 5-year, $126 million guaranteed deal.
The Pelicans have been intrigued at the idea of playing Holiday in other spots, an option Rondo might provide.
It will be the 5th club in 4 seasons for Rondo, who last season averaged 7.8 points, 6.7 assists and 5.1 rebounds in 69 games for Chicago. He suffered a broken thumb with the Bulls up 2-0 in a playoff series against Boston, but without him Chicago did not win another game.
Rondo owns career averages of 10.7 points, 8.5 assists and 4.9 rebounds over 11 NBA seasons for Boston, Dallas, Sacramento and Chicago. – Rappler.com