Rajon Rondo, Pelicans Meet Over Short-Term Contract

Rajon Rondo, who spent last year dipping in and out of the Chicago Bulls' rotations, has agreed on a one-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed to USA TODAY Sports.

Rajon Rondo's deep career tour through the National Basketball Association will continue in 2017-18 when he plays for the New Orleans Pelicans, his fifth team in four seasons.

Rondo played with Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins in Sacramento during the 2015-16 season, and the two formed a strong bond.?

He owns a championship ring with a title in Boston.

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.

However, a thumb injury kept him sidelined for the remainder of the campaign following Chicago's 2-0 series lead in the opening round of the postseason, in which the Bulls lost four straight to the Celtics.

On Thursday, ESPN's Zach Lowe and Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted that the Pelicans were meeting with Rondo.

Rondo is not always quick to pass the ball, so that will be an adjustment, though he did play well with Cousins before.

Rondo has averaged 10.7 points, 8.5 assists and 4.9 rebounds in 11 National Basketball Association seasons for Boston, Dallas, Sacramento and Chicago.

In the late stages of June, the Bulls were likely to soak up Rondo's full $3 million cap hit for this year rather than stretch it out over the duration of the next three years. He shot 40.6 percent overall and made just 60 percent of his free throws.

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