The Pelicans did not now have a traditional backup point guard after trading Tim Frazier to the Washington Wizards for a second-round pick.
Rajon Pierre Rondo, from Louisville, played at Kentucky for 2 seasons before being drafted by the Suns and traded to the Celtics.
Having also met with the Los Angeles Lakers about a one-year deal, it looks like Rondo's not getting the multi-year deal he would like in today's market. The meeting reportedly went well and the two sides could begin contract discussions as early as 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.More news: Alfred Angelo Bridal Stores Unexpectedly Shut Down
Since leaving the Boston Celtics, where he emerged as a star and won an National Basketball Association title, Rondo has bounced around the league as a middling player. 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.
Rondo played with Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins in Sacramento during the 2015-16 season, and the two formed a strong bond.? This will be his fifth different team in the last three seasons.
With the Pelicans, Rondo will once again share the court with Cousins, a volatile personality in his own right.
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.