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Pelicans, Rajon Rondo agree to one-year deal

Pelicans, Rajon Rondo agree to one-year deal

Rajon Rondo may not be the player he once was, but the high variance that comes with the point guard makes his situation with the New Orleans Pelicans a potential high-risk, high-reward situation.

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

He also has played 96 playoff games, won a championship with the Celtics in 2007-08 and can provide leadership.

Rondo, who had signed a two-year deal with the Bulls prior to the 2016-17 season, dealt with injuries, demotion, and controversial statements throughout his lone season in the Windy City.

ESPN first reported the sitdown citing sources who labeled the meeting "excellent". Rondo was in-and-out of the Bulls lineup last season but by the end played well for them at the point after the All-Star break and finished the season averaging 7.8 points, 6.7 assists and 5.1 rebounds a game.

Rondo has averaged 10.7 points, 8.5 assists and 4.9 rebounds in 11 National Basketball Association seasons for Boston, Dallas, Sacramento and Chicago. He suffered a thumb fracture in Game 2, however, and was unable to play again in the series; the Celtics swept the next four games.

Rondo spent the 2015-16 season in Sacramento playing alongside fellow former Kentucky star Cousins. His 37.6 percent on 3-pointers was the best percentage of Rondo's career, though he attempted fewer than two shots from the arc per game.

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