Rajon Rondo has agreed with the Chicago Bulls on a two-year contract worth almost $28 million, he confirmed to The Undefeated’s Marc Spears.
“I’m excited. Great organization with pieces around me that I’m excited about,” Rondo told The Undefeated about going to the Bulls.
The second season of Rondo’s deal is partially guaranteed, a source told ESPN’s Brian Windhorst.
The 30-year-old point guard led the NBA in assists with 11.7 per game, but the Kings were willing to let him test the free-agent market.
After spending nine seasons with the Boston Celtics, Rondo has been part of three different teams — Dallas, Sacramento and Chicago — since his departure.
He’s still a smart, talented player, but given how things ended in Dallas (Rondo left before the end of a first-round playoff series with what was termed a back injury), his need to command the basketball and his inconsistent outside shooting, discovering the right fit seemed to be difficult.
Information from ESPN.com’s Calvin Watkins was used in this report.