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The New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to a one-yr contract with free-agent level guard Rajon Rondo, sources advised The Vertical’s Shams Charania.

The edges are nonetheless engaged on monetary phrases of the deal, in response to USA Immediately’s Jeff Zillgitt.

This would be the third straight one-yr deal for Rondo following stops in Sacramento and Chicago. He’d additionally acquired curiosity this summer time from the Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks.

Whereas spending on one other level guard could seem counterintuitive for a staff that lavished Jrue Vacation with a 5-yr, $126-million deal earlier this month, the Pelicans are intrigued by the potential of enjoying Vacation and Rondo collectively, with Vacation shifting off the ball, ESPN’s Zach Lowe and Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Thursday.

Rondo can also be stated to be shut with Pelicans massive man DeMarcus Cousins from their temporary time enjoying along with the Kings.

The 31-yr-previous averaged 7.eight factors, 5.1 rebounds, 6.7 assists, and 1.four steals for the Bulls final season whereas capturing a profession-greatest 37.6 % from three-level vary.

He had two terrific video games to open the postseason, serving to lead Chicago to a 2-zero lead excessive-seeded Boston Celtics, however he missed the rest of the collection (4 straight Bulls losses) after struggling a damaged thumb.