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Rajon Rondo Signs 1-Year Deal With Pelicans: Report

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    Rajon Rondo Signs 1-Year Deal With Pelicans: Report
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    CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 24: Rajon Rondo #9 of the Chicago Bulls grabs a rebound against the Philadelphia 76ers at the United Center on March 24, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

    After the Chicago Bulls waived point guard Rajon Rondo earlier this summer, the controversial star has found a new home.

    According to a report from The Vertical’s Shams Charania, Rondo has agreed to a one-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans.

    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. He averaged 7.8 points and 6.7 assists per game with the Bulls, and was a key figure as the team won their first two playoff games against the Boston Celtics.

    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.

    After Rondo missed the final four games of the Bulls' series against the Celtics, he was waived by the team before free agency got underway. 

    Rondo will almost certainly not be a starter for the Pelicans, who just inked point guard Jrue Holiday to a massive five-year contract. The team will be looking to take strides forward in the Western Conference this season with Holiday distributing the ball and with Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins in their front court. 

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