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

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

The New Orleans Pelicans?have reached a one-year deal with free-agent point guard Rajon Rondo, a source confirmed to The Undefeated's Marc J. Spears on Saturday. He has since played for the hated Mavericks, spent time with DeMarcus Cousins in Sacramento, and was a member of the Bulls last season.

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. He was traded to Dallas in December 2014, where he clashed with coach Rick Carlisle.

According to Shams Charania of The Vertical, Rondo and the Pelicans have agreed to a one-year deal. With Rondo sidelined, the Bulls lost four straight. The move comes days removed from a report from Zach Lowe of ESPN, who noted that the two parties were slated to meet.

Make that two point guards getting a pay day with the New Orleans Pelicans this offseason. He record 237 assists to Cousins - his most assists to one player in a single season. 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.

Rondo has career averages of 10.7 points and 8.5 assists over 11 National Basketball Association seasons.

Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg benched Rondo around the halfway mark of the season, but after trying a number of different combinations, he finally brought him back into the starting lineup as the team pushed for a playoff spot.