Rajon Rondo agrees to one-year deal with the Pelicans

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According to USA Today, the former Chicago Bulls point guard agreed to a one-year deal with the Pelicans on Saturday.

The New Orleans Pelicans are seeking another point guard.

Rondo, 31, spent his first eight full National Basketball Association seasons with Boston, helping the Celtics win the 2008 championship and reach the Finals again in 2010.

Rondo apparently would serve as Holiday's backup if he joined him, Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins and Co.in New Orleans.

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.

ESPN's Zach Lowe reports that the Pelicans are meeting with Rajon Rondo on Thursday.

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.

The Bulls found a way to make the playoffs as the eighth seed and were up 2-0 against the Boston Celtics in the first round. With Rondo sidelined, the Bulls lost four straight. He also played one season for the Sacramento Kings in 2015-16 and 46 games for the Dallas Mavericks in 2014-15 after spending his first eight-plus campaigns with the Boston Celtics. Rondo was routinely praised by his teammates for mentoring the team's younger players. His 37.6 percent on 3-pointers was the best percentage of Rondo's career, though he attempted fewer than two shots from the arc per game.

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