Rajon Rondo

Report: Ex-Kings guard to reunite with DeMarcus Cousins in New Orleans

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Report: Ex-Kings guard to reunite with DeMarcus Cousins in New Orleans

Rajon Rondo and DeMarcus Cousins are going to be teammates again.

Rondo, a free agent, has reportedly agreed to a one-year contract with the Pelicans.

Financial terms of the deal were not immediately reported.

Rondo spent the 2015-16 season in Sacramento playing alongside fellow former Kentucky star Cousins. In 72 games for the Kings, Rondo averaged 11.9 points and a league-leading 11.7 assists.

The 31-year-old Rondo signed a two-year deal with the Bulls in the summer of 2016, but he was waived by Chicago on June 30.

News of a agreement was first reported by The Vertical on Saturday morning.

Former Kings PG Rondo unloads on Wade, Butler with Instagram post

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Former Kings PG Rondo unloads on Wade, Butler with Instagram post

Rajon Rondo apparently disagreed with the postgame approach taken by Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler after Wednesday's loss.

The Bulls led by double digits with under three minutes to play and blew the lead, eventually losing to the visiting Atlanta Hawks by a 119-114 score.

Thursday afternoon, Rondo unleashed a criticism of Wade and Butler, though he didn't reference them by name. Instead, he posted a picture of Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, two veterans he played with on the Boston Celtics.

My vets would never go to the media. They would come to the team. My vets didn't pick and choose when they wanted to bring it. They brought it every time they stepped in the gym whether it was practice or a game. They didn't take days off. My vets didn't care about their numbers. My vets played for the team. When we lost, they wouldn't blame us. They took responsibility and got in the gym. They showed the young guys what it meant to work. Even in Boston when we had the best record in the league, if we lost a game, you could hear a pin drop on the bus. They showed us the seriousness of the game. My vets didn't have an influence on the coaching staff. They couldn't change the plan because it didn't work for them. I played under one of the greatest coaches, and he held everyone accountable. It takes 1-15 to win. When you isolate everyone, you can't win consistently. I may be a lot of things, but I'm not a bad teammate. My goal is to pass what I learned along. The young guys work. They show up. They don't deserve blame. If anything is questionable, it's the leadership.

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Disgruntled Bulls PG Rondo throws shade on Kings

Disgruntled Bulls PG Rondo throws shade on Kings

After wearing out his welcome in Boston, Dallas and Sacramento, Rajon Rondo is doing the same in Chicago.

The veteran point guard, who was benched for five games at the end of December and beginning of January, opened up his situation in Chicago during a recent interview.

While talking about what could possibly be the problem with the Bulls, Rondo brought up his one season with the Kings.

“It’s just, maybe, the personnel in this situation. I mean, last year -- I hate to keep talking about last year -- but you couldn’t name three people on my team, the Sacramento Kings, and I led the league in assists. You know? I don’t know. I believe so (that his skill set still has value), given the right personnel and the flow of the game," Rondo told TNT's David Aldridge last week.

While the Kings were mired in a 33-49 season in 2015-16, Rondo racked up an NBA-leading 11.7 assists per game. Russell Westbrook was second with 10.4.

In four games since returning from being benched by coach Fred Hoiberg, Rondo is averaging 6.5 points and 6.0 assists in 22.6 minutes per contest.

Rondo is signed through the 2017-18 season and is scheduled to make just under $14 million next season.