The Bulls have agreed to sign PG Rajon Rondo to a 2 year, $28 million contract, according to Marc J Spears of ESPN.
Bulls to sign guard Rajon Rondo to a two-year, $28 million deal, he confirmed to @TheUndefeated.
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) July 3, 2016
This means that the Bulls will be adding a point guard who led the league in assists last season. Which shows that the front office has no interest in losing lots of games to get a high draft pick.
The deal is mostly for this season:
Second season of Rajon Rondo’s contract with Bulls is partially guaranteed, sources say
— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) July 3, 2016
It’s playoffs or bust, and Forman, Paxson, and anyone in between just might have their jobs on the lines.
It does seem as if Fred Hoiberg likes the move:
Rondo and Hoiberg watched film for an hour together during Friday visit. Both left feeling Rondo strong fit for offense.
— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) July 3, 2016
If Rondo comes in and plays defense and pushes the ball on offense – two things he can do at an elite level when he wants to – the 2016-17 Bulls can challenge the Cavs in the East.
A Bulls player recorded 10 assists in a game 10 times last season. Rajon Rondo had 51 games with 10+ assists last season
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) July 3, 2016
Rondo is going to set up many easy shots for Mirotic, McDermott, and Butler.
At the very least, this is going to be a fun team to watch.