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


The Pelicans' interest in Rondo, an unrestricted free agent, comes amid potential competition from the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers.

Since leaving the Boston Celtics, where he emerged as a star and won an National Basketball Association title, Rondo has bounced around the league as a middling player.

Rajon Rondo is joining his fifth National Basketball Association team.

Sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe on Thursday that Pelicans officials - which included general manager Dell Demps and coach Alvin Gentry -? met with Rondo and that it went "excellent".

Rondo signed a two-year deal with the Chicago Bulls last summer with the second year being a team option with a $3 million buyout.

The Pelicans picked up a possible starting point guard when they reached agreement on a one-year deal with Rajon Rondo.

Rondo had a down season for Chicago, averaging 7.8 points, 6.7 assists, and 5.1 rebounds per game, and falling in and out of the rotation.

Rondo previously played with Cousins in Sacramento. While Rondo will not help with the shooting directly, he may allow Jrue Holiday to become more of a triple threat while out there with Rondo and the bigs, allowing him to pass again, drive, or shoot. But Rondo missed the rest of that series with a broken thumb.

Rondo has career averages of 10.7 points and 8.5 assists over 11 National Basketball Association seasons. This will be his fifth different team in the last three seasons.

Rondo has become a journeyman late in his career.