Pelicans meeting with Rajon Rondo on Thursday

Pelicans meeting with Rajon Rondo on Thursday

The former Chicago Bulls point guard met with the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday over a potential one-year contract with the team, ESPN's Zach Lowe reported on Twitter, citing National Basketball Association sources.

Rondo met with the Pelicans on Thursday and again Saturday in Atlanta before committing to a contract with New Orleans, league sources told The Vertical.

Rondo surged in the playoffs before breaking his thumb after what had been a largely disappointing and turbulent season with the?

The 11-year veteran averaged 7.8 points and 26.7 minutes in 69 regular season games this year, shooting 40.8 percent.

Rondo signed a two-year deal with the Chicago Bulls last summer with the second year being a team option with a $3 million buyout.

The Pelicans did not now have a traditional backup point guard after trading Tim Frazier to the Washington Wizards for a second-round pick. Rondo apparently would serve as Holiday's backup if he joined him, Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins and New Orleans. He averaged 33.5 minutes per night in the two playoff games, seeing his scoring jump to 11.5 points per game. He record 237 assists to Cousins - his most assists to one player in a single season. He was in and out of the Bulls' rotation at times, but was looked upon as a leader for younger Bulls players. He was benched for five straight games in late December/early January, and he didn't re-enter the starting lineup until mid-March. He was a starter on the Celtics' 2008 championship team.



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