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Rajon Rondo | Guard | #9

Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Age / DOB:  (31) / 2/22/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 186
College: Kentucky
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (21) / PHO
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Rajon Rondo signed his one-year, $3.3 million deal with the Pelicans.
It's a fairly cheap deal on Rondo and it may have to do with how the Pelicans are willing to play him more minutes than most teams. Rondo is also going to get another $3 million to not play for the Bulls. He's expected to be used on two-PG lineups with Jrue Holiday, but Rondo isn't a player most fantasy owners should be targeting. Jul 19 - 6:11 PM

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Coach Alvin Gentry said the plan going into next season is to start Rajon Rondo at point guard and Jrue Holiday at shooting guard.

The Pelicans started both Tim Frazier and Holiday in the same backcourt frequently over the final month of the 2016-17 season, so Holiday has some experience playing off the ball. However, it will still be an adjustment for both Rondo and Holiday playing alongside each other. Nonetheless, this is good news for Rondo's fantasy value, as it means his playing time should be fairly steady and predictable. Rondo will rack up assists passing to Holiday, DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis.
Jul 18 - 11:49 AM

Rajon Rondo has reached an agreement on a one-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans.

The Pelicans re-signed PG Jrue Holiday to a massive contract earlier this month, but clearly feel comfortable playing him off the ball at times. New Orleans doesn't have much depth at shooting guard, with E'Twaun Moore and Jordan Crawford as the only two options currently on the roster. Thus, it is possible Rondo and Holiday play significant minutes together in the same backcourt. It will be difficult to predict just how much playing time Rondo will see on a nightly basis until we get into training camp and the preseason.
Jul 15 - 11:45 AM

The Pelicans are meeting with Rajon Rondo on Friday about a possible one-year deal, according to Zach Lowe of ESPN.

Despite re-signing Jrue Holiday to a massive contract, New Orleans is still interested in adding another point guard this summer. It was reported earlier in the week they had conversations with the Pistons about trading for Reggie Jackson. It doesn't appear any team is willing to offer Rondo a multi-year deal, as he recently met with the Lakers about a one-year pact as well. The Pels believe Holiday can be successful playing off the ball, but both Jrue and Rondo's fantasy value might take a hit if they shared a backcourt.
Jul 13 - 12:54 PM

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Lakers are still hopeful of signing Rajon Rondo despite committing $18 million to Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.

Rondo met with Lakers' president Magic Johnson on Tuesday and should be considered the favorites to sign him. However, the Lakers can only offer a $4.3M exception, so it will be interesting to see if it's enough to bring him to Los Angeles. Rondo would likely come off the bench and be a mentor to rookie Lonzo Ball, so he wouldn't have much fantasy value with the Lakers.
Jul 12 - 12:50 AM

Rajon Rondo reportedly met with Lakers' president Magic Johnson on Tuesday.

With the Knicks using up most their cap space to sign Tim Hardaway Jr. and Ron Baker, they don't really have the money to offer Rondo anything more than the minimum, so he might be forced to take whatever deal the Lakers offer him with the point guard position filled on most teams around the league. Rondo would likely be asked to serve in a mentorship role to Lonzo Ball in Los Angeles, which would likely result in a value-killing timeshare situation, so not ideal for fantasy hoops.
Jul 11 - 6:44 PM

According to ESPN's Ian Begley, there remains mutual interest between Rajon Rondo and the Knicks.

The Knicks have less than $2 million in cap space and a $4.3 million exception to offer free agents after breaking the bank to bring back Tim Hardaway Jr., but they can always create more cap space via trade -- Carmelo Anthony, Courtney Lee and Joakim Noah have all been mentioned in trade rumors this summer. The Knicks are looking for a mentor for rookie Frank Ntilikina, and while Rondo is past his prime, Begley adds that young players in Sacramento and Chicago "raved about Rondo's mentorship and his ability to assist with player development."
Source: ESPN
Jul 9 - 1:28 PM

According to Mark Medina of the Orange County Register, the Lakers are interested in Rajon Rondo.

The Lakers primary concern is preserving cap space for the summer of 2018, when they plan to make a run at the top free agents available, including LeBron James, Paul George and DeMarcus Cousins, among others. Thus, L.A. will likely only offer one-year deals to players who were unable to secure longer contracts elsewhere. Thus, Rondo may be interested in a large, one-year pact, which would allow him to hit the free agent market again next July.
Jul 8 - 11:19 AM

The Knicks have reached out to Rajon Rondo.

Would the Knicks go with former Bulls point guards two years in a row? The point guard market is drying up and Rondo will likely wind up on a team that missed its priorities. He did play well in the postseason before injury, but he would only be a late-round pick in most formats.
Jul 5 - 5:29 PM

While the Knicks have had internal discussions regarding signing unrestricted free agent Rajon Rondo, they have not yet reached out to his agent.

Derrick Rose remains in play for the Knicks, and they've also been linked to Shelvin Mack, so it's pretty clear that they'd like to bring in a veteran to help mentor Frank Ntilikina during his rookie year. Thus far, Rondo has been linked to the Knicks and the Lakers, with Los Angeles seemingly having more interest in signing No. 9. In terms of fantasy hoops, neither of these places would be ideal for Rondo.
Source: NY Post
Jul 5 - 11:25 AM

Rajon Rondo reportedly remains "very interested" in signing with the Lakers.

With George Hill signing with Sacramento, and Darren Collison joining the Pacers, Rondo is running out of potential free agent destinations. The Knicks could still be an option for No. 9, and it's worth pointing out that the Lakers haven't followed up with Rondo since their initial talks, but Rondo's camp expects to get some more clarity in the coming days with these other PGs coming off the market. For what it's worth, it does appear Rondo is ready to embrace a mentorship role.
Jul 4 - 3:46 PM

The Lakers reportedly remain interested in unrestricted free agent Rajon Rondo.

Thus far, Rondo has been linked to the Knicks, Pacers and Clippers, so the Lakers would be one of the worst places for him to land in terms of fantasy potential. It's also unclear if Rondo would be interested in taking on a mentorship role in Los Angeles, as he didn't seem all that thrilled playing that sort of role with the Bulls last season.
Jul 2 - 7:06 PM

Rajon Rondo would be interested in joining the Clippers according to Alex Kennedy of HoopsHype.

It's not clear if the interest is mutual, but the Clippers already have a couple point guards in Patrick Beverley and Austin Rivers. The Doc Rivers connection is worth noting and Rondo does have some friends on the team, but this report is firmly in the rumor stage. Rondo has also been linked to the Knicks and Lakers, so the 31-year-old PG appears to have a decent market.
Jul 2 - 10:25 AM

The Knicks have reached out to UFA Rajon Rondo, sources told ESPN's Ian Begley.

New York is shopping for point guard depth, but this probably isn't the target most of the fan base had their sights set on. Regardless, Rondo's market will likely further develop once the top names come off the board. There is no guarantee that RR is able to land a starting job, either.
Jul 1 - 3:18 PM

The Lakers spoke to Rajon Rondo at the start of free agency according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Interesting. The Bulls waived Rondo on Friday, but he's already been linked to several teams including the Pelicans and Pacers. The Lakers already have their starting PG in Lonzo Ball, but Rondo could be a mentor for the rookie -- he earned a lot of praise during his time in Chicago for being a good role model to their young guards. The Lakers are trying to preserve cap space for 2018, so they might be looking to grab him for a one-year deal.
Jul 1 - 1:26 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Rajon Rondo
2Ian Clark
3Frank Jackson
SG1Jrue Holiday
2E'Twaun Moore
3Jordan Crawford
SF1Solomon Hill
2Quincy Pondexter
PF1Anthony Davis
2Cheick Diallo
C1DeMarcus Cousins
2Alexis Ajinca
3Omer Asik