Rajon Rondo has agreed to a one-year, $3.3. million deal, with the New Orleans Pelicans, according to the Vertical’s Shams Charania.
Ball Mania is real. Lonzo Ball bounced back from his horrid 2-of-15 shooting debut to record a triple-double on Saturday. The crowd ooh’d and ah’d at his passing and exploded whenever a three-pointer went down. Sure, that’s normal. He’s the team’s top pick and prospect, standing out from the horde of unknown prospects without pedigree on both sides.
Still, nothing is normal when LaVar Ball and the clan — LiAngelo and LaMelo both present — watch everything happening from a corner dais. All clad in Big Baller Brand, of course. They were far from the only ones, and the T-shirts and hats sprinkled throughout the arena couldn’t have all been ironic. One fan even took an old Shannon Brown jersey and turned it into a Ball jersey with some yellow tape modification.
This is Rondo’s third consecutive deal with just one fully guaranteed season, as he hasn’t proven himself to any team enough to land a multi-year stay. He’s 31 years old, and long deals will be hard for him to find anymore, but in New Orleans he’ll a chance to make the playoffs. He didn’t have that opportunity in Sacramento or Chicago, and wouldn’t have had a similar chance if he pursued a deal with the Lakers.
With the Pelicans, his role is defined, and Miami Dolphins Cheap Jerseys if NHL Hockey Jerseys things work well between him and the bigs playing alongside Holiday, perhaps he could even finish his career there. He couldn’t have hoped for much more.