Analyzing Rajon Rondo’s Potential With New Orleans

Rajon Rondo DeMarcus Cousins New Orleans Pelicans

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Just days after being released by the Chicago Bulls, Rajon Rondo has found a new home in New Orleans. According to Yahoo Sports’ Shams Charania, Free-agent Rajon Rondo agreed to terms on an undisclosed one-year deal with the Pelicans.

What Does Rondo Bring To The Pelicans?

While Rondo may end up being a valuable player for the Pelicans, the team likely signed him for reasons that go beyond his play. Rondo and Cousins formed a strong bond when the duo played together in Sacramento, and may actually be a tactic to convince free-agent to be DeMarcus Cousins to re-sign with the Pelicans next off-season.

As of today, it looks like Rondo will be the starting point guard for the Pelicans and Holiday would play alongside him at the shooting guard position.

This forms a starting lineup of:

Point Guard: Rajon Rondo

Shooting Guard: Jrue Holiday

Small Forward: Solomon Hill

Power Forward: Anthony Davis

Center: DeMarcus Cousins

The issue still remains that they don’t have a reliable shooter in their starting lineup. Despite that, the team may finally have enough to make an impact in next year’s playoffs. 

Rajon Rondo’s Career

Rondo’s single and final season with the Bulls was very unpredictable. One moment Rondo would be feuding with coaches and teammates and the next he would be an integral part of the team. Rondo was in and out of the rotation for the majority of the season until his unexpected surge in the playoffs, where Rondo led the Bulls to a 2-0 series lead against his former team, the Boston Celtics, who were the one seed at the time.

Rondo hasn’t been able to stay put during his eleven-year career, as he is currently joining his fifth team. Rondo is joining the Pelicans in hopes of finally being able to remain in one place. 

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