Rajon Rondo Rumors

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Rajon Rondo
Rajon Rondo
Position: G
Born: 02/22/86
Height: 6-1 / 1.85
Weight:171 lbs. / 77.6 kg.
Salary: $6,300,000
Speaking of improving, Davis believes the addition of Rajon Rondo immediately made the Pelicans a better team. Cousins was instrumental for New Orleans in acquiring the 11-year veteran point guard, having been a Kings teammate of Rondo’s in 2015-16. “He played with him in Sac, and he definitely knows him very well, as well as from Kentucky,” Davis said of Cousins and Rondo also sharing the same college. “He definitely was a key part in getting Rondo. We’re just happy we got him. It goes back to DeMarcus just trying to help the team in whatever way possible. Helping us to go get Rondo was one of those things.”
Rondo officially signed with New Orleans on Thursday, an addition that gives the Pelicans four starters who’ve been All-Stars in the recent past (DeMarcus Cousins has three All-Star appearances, while Jrue Holiday made the midseason showcase game in 2013). Davis – who like Rondo and Cousins is a University of Kentucky product – described the acquisition as a “no-brainer” from the team’s standpoint.
“He’s a great floor general. He’s a great leader on the floor for guys like me, DeMarcus, Jrue,” Davis said from Los Angeles, where he’s been working out extensively this summer. “I think he sees the court very differently than most players see it, and he’s one of the elite point guards we have in our league. “When I saw that we were trying to get him, it was a no-brainer. I thought we should do it.”
Bobby Marks: The $3.3M Rajon Rondo contract now has the Pelicans $486K below the luxury tax. New Orleans has 12 guaranteed and 3 non-guaranteed/partial contracts. The protection on Axel Toupane will increase to $200K if not waived by July 25. In addition the contract of Quinn Cook will become guaranteed $100K if he is not waived by July 25. Both players currently count $50K against the Pelicans guaranteed money.
1 week ago via ESPN
The New Orleans Pelicans, who re-signed Jrue Holiday to a five-year, $126 million contract and inked a one-year deal with Rajon Rondo, plan to have both point guards in the starting lineup this upcoming season, according to head coach Alvin Gentry. “I like Jrue off the ball to start the game as a scorer. I like Rondo being on the floor as a leader,” Gentry said on the Dunc and Holder podcast. “Obviously, Jrue’s going to play some where he’s the primary ball handler. I spoke to Jrue at length about this and I think it’s something that can really help our team.”