16 July, 2017
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.
He also called out veterans Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler in an Instagram post in January after they had publicly criticized some of their other teammates.More news: Jon Watts Reveals The 'Spider-Man' Advice He Got From Marc Webb
ESPN's Zach Lowe reports that the Pelicans are meeting with Rajon Rondo on Thursday. However he surged in the playoffs, helping lead the Chicago Bulls to upset victories over #1 seed Boston, before a broken thumb ended his season.
New Orleans pursued Rondo for his ability to serve as a backup to Jrue Holiday, who earlier this summer signed a five-year, $126 million deal to stay with New Orleans. The Bulls went on to lose the final four games to lose the series. It's possible Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry will use the two guards together at times, with Holiday playing off the ball. This will be his fifth different team in the last three seasons. Rondo was routinely praised by his teammates for mentoring the team's younger players.
For his professional career as a whole, Rondo is averaging 10.7 points, 8.5 assists, 4.9 rebounds and 1.8 steals across 32.3 minutes per trip to the court.