Rajon Rondo to join Chicago Bulls

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.

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.

With the addition of Rondo, the Bulls will have four point guards: Jose Calderon, Spencer Dinwiddie, Jerian Grant and Rondo.

Ashley is the owner/editor of The Bulls Charge. Follow her on Twitter at @wijangco12.

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<p>Ashley Wijangco is the owner and editor of The Bulls Charge. She is currently a student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign majoring in news-editorial journalism, minoring in public relations, and earning a SportMedia certificate with the hopes of becoming a professional sports writer or a sports media professional.<br />  <br /> Born in Chicago and raised in the Chicago suburbs, Ashley grew up as a Bulls fan, eventually becoming a die-hard fan. Her passion for the team then inspired her to pursue a career in sports media, an area she has been involved with since 2012 when she began writing and live-tweeting games for FanSided’s Bulls site, Pippen Ain’t Easy. She is also Kirk Hinrich’s biggest fan and refuses to stop supporting him no matter how unproductive he has become.<br />  <br /> Aside from The Bulls Charge, Ashley is also the co-editor-in-chief for Illio, her school’s yearbook and a columnist at Hoops Addict, a basketball website.</p>

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