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Report: Rondo joins Pelicans on one-year deal

Report: Rondo joins Pelicans on one-year deal

Rajon Rondo has agreed to a one-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans, per Shams Charania of The Vertical.

Jrue Holliday likely will be New Orleans' starting point guard after signing a five-year, $126 million deal this summer, but Rondo gives the team some much-needed backcourt depth.

The Lakers also reportedly were in the running to sign the ex-Celtics guard.

Rondo and Pelicans star center DeMarcus Cousins were teammates during the 2015-16 season with the Sacramento Kings.

Marcus Smart physically cleared to play

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Marcus Smart physically cleared to play

The Celtics might have a big piece back for Tuesday night's Game 5 against the Bucks. 

Marcus Smart, out since last month after undergoing thumb surgery, has been physically cleared to play. The Celtics have yet to announce whether Smart will definitely play Tuesday, but it's hard to imagine the ultra-competitive Smart wouldn't. 

Smart's potential return might go a long way towards the Celtics reclaiming their series lead after winning Games 1 and 2 before dropping two straight in Milwaukee. His impact on games against the Bucks during the regular season illustrated how much his defense can help. 

How to watch/stream Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics, Game 5

How to watch/stream Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics, Game 5

Tune into NBC Sports Boston to watch Game 5 of the opening round of the NBA playoffs, as the Celtics host the Bucks at TD Garden. You can also click here to watch the Celtics livestream presented by Nissan on the NBC Sports App. Coverage begins at 6 p.m. with Celtics Pregame Live Presented by ACE Ticket.

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