Free-agent point guard Rajon Rondo has agreed to sign a one-year, $10 million deal with the Sacramento Kings.
Rondo, 29, signed for just a year after a difficult season in which he appeared in 22 games with the Boston Celtics before he was traded to the Dallas Mavericks in December. Rondo had spent the first eight-plus seasons of his NBA career with the Celtics.
Rondo missed six games in February after sustaining nasal and facial fractures in a January 31 collision with teammate Richard Jefferson. Later that month, he was suspended one game for conduct detrimental to the team following a confrontation with head coach Rick Carlisle.
Over 46 games with the Mavericks, Rondo averaged 9.3 points and 6.5 assists over 28.7 minutes per game.
Earlier in free agency, the Kings created cap space by trading Nik Stauskas, Jason Thompson and Carl Landry to the Philadelphia 76ers. However, Sacramento was unable to land one of its top targets, guard Wesley Matthews, who signed with the Mavericks.
The Kings finished 29–53 last season, third-worst in the Western Conference.
- Mike Fiammetta