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Apparently, spending $126 million to retain Jrue Vacation‘s providers wasn’t sufficient. The New Orleans Pelicans are on the lookout for much more firepower for his or her level guard platoon.

The staff is reportedly assembly with free-agent level guard Rajon Rondo on Thursday, in response to ESPN’s Zach Lowe.

Rondo averaged 7.eight factors, 6.7 assists, and 5.1 rebounds per recreation in 2016-17 with the Chicago Bulls, a marketing campaign that was marred by in-preventing and a divided locker room, teaching employees, and entrance workplace.

The yr prior, nevertheless, the cantankerous 4-time All-Star led the league with eleven.7 assists per recreation, forming a potent tandem with then-Sacramento King and present Pelican DeMarcus Cousins. The familiarity with Cousins, acquired in the course of the 2017 All-Star weekend, would probably be a significant factor in any mutual curiosity between New Orleans and Rondo.