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Rondo reaches one-year deal with Pelicans – reports

/ 06:46 AM July 16, 2017

Rajon Rondo #9 of the Chicago Bulls dribbles against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on November 2, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

New York, United States — Four-time NBA All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo, who helped Boston win the 2008 NBA title, has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the New Orleans Pelicans, according to multiple reports Saturday.

The 31-year-old American committed to a deal after meetings Thursday and Saturday with Pelicans general manager Dell Demps and head coach Alvin Gentry, Yahoo Sports and ESPN reported.

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Rondo, a former teammate of Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins in Sacramento during the 2015-16 campaign, likely will serve as a backup to Jrue Holiday, who was re-signed to a five-year, $126 million guaranteed deal.

The Pelicans have been intrigued at the idea of playing Holiday in other spots, an option Rondo might provide.

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It will be the fifth club in four seasons for Rondo, who last season averaged 7.8 points, 6.7 assists and 5.1 rebounds in 69 games for Chicago. He suffered a broken thumb with the Bulls up 2-0 in a playoff series against Boston, but without him Chicago did not win another game.

Rondo owns career averages of 10.7 points, 8.5 assists and 4.9 rebounds over 11 NBA seasons for Boston, Dallas, Sacramento and Chicago. CBB

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