Free agent point guard Rajon Rondo verbally agrees to two-year contract
The Bulls have landed their first free agent of the offseason.
Rajon Rondo told Marc J. Spears of ESPN’s The Undefeated on Sunday that he will sign a two-year, $28 million contract with the Bulls. He also told Spears he looks forward to playing in Chicago.
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) July 3, 2016
The Bulls met with Rondo on Friday to discuss a potential deal. Per the Chicago Tribune‘s K.C. Johnson, during the meeting, Rondo watched film with head coach Fred Hoiberg, and both felt Rondo could do well in Hoiberg’s offense.
Last season, Rondo played for the Sacramento Kings, averaging a double-double of 11.9 points and 11.7 assists to go along with 6.0 rebounds. His 11.7 assists per game were a league-best, so even at 30 years old, the veteran point guard has proven that he can still dish out a high number of assists. In fact, his assists average last season matched his career-best average that he first achieved in the 2011-12 season.
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