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Sport Report: Cousins played pivotal role in recruiting Rondo to Pelicans

02:30  16 july  2017
02:30  16 july  2017 Source:   yardbarker.com

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Scott Kushner of The Advocate reports on Saturday that Cousins was “ pivotal ” in recruiting Rondo to the New Orleans Pelicans . League source said DeMarcus Cousins played a " pivotal " role in bringing Rajon Rondo to the # Pelicans .

A league source also indicated Pelicans All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins played a “ pivotal ” role in recruiting Rondo , convincing him to spurn reported interest from the Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks.

Mar 3, 2017; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Pelicans forward DeMarcus Cousins (0) reacts against the San Antonio Spurs during the second half of a game at the Smoothie King Center. The Spurs defeated the Pelicans 101-98 in overtime. © Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports Mar 3, 2017; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Pelicans forward DeMarcus Cousins (0) reacts against the San Antonio Spurs during the second half of a game at the Smoothie King Center. The Spurs defeated the Pelicans 101-98 in overtime. DeMarcus Cousins and Rajon Rondo are reunited, and it feels so good.

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Scott Kushner of The Advocate reports on Saturday that Cousins was “pivotal” in recruiting Rondo to the New Orleans Pelicans.

Cousins and Rondo were previously teammates on the Sacramento Kings in 2015-16, a year that saw Cousins average 26.9 points per game (a career-high for him at the time) and Rondo lead the NBA in assists with 11.7 a game. Both players also attended college at the University of Kentucky.

Report: Knicks, Rajon Rondo maintain mutual interest

  Report: Knicks, Rajon Rondo maintain mutual interest The New York Knicks and free agent point guard Rajon Rondo continue to have mutual interest, according to a report. ESPN’s Ian Begley reported Sunday that the two sides remain in touch, with the Knicks considering several veteran point guards. New York would likely need to clear cap space to bring Rondo in, but a Carmelo Anthony trade could do that.Begley notes that Rondo does not have the unanimous backing of Knicks decision-makers, but his work as a mentor in Sacramento and Chicago has been praised, and the Knicks hope to find someone who can help rookie Frank Ntilikina grow.

This could likely be the reason why Cousins has reportedly played a tangential role in recruiting Rondo to the Pelicans for a one-year deal. League source said DeMarcus Cousins played a " pivotal " role in bringing Rajon Rondo to the # Pelicans .

Report : Cousins played pivotal role in recruiting Rondo to Pelicans . According to a report from Yahoo's Shams Charania, the New Orleans Pelicans and Rondo agreed to a one - year deal on Saturday.

The two All-Stars saw their time together in Sacramento marred by a number of different issues, but it sounds like they are quite eager for the opportunity now to run it back in New Orleans.

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Would an all-Kentucky alumni roster be the second-best team in the NBA? .
No, they're not better than the Warriors.Meanwhile, the Sacramento Kings drafted De'Aaron Fox to be their third. The Charlotte Hornets and Washington Wizards (and Oklahoma City Thunder, if Enes Kanter counts) already have two Big Blue alumni on their roster, and there still are a few former Wildcats searching for their next team. By the start of the 2017-18 season, expect at least 25 and possibly close to 30 University of Kentucky products on NBA rosters - including four of the 20 best players in the NBA.

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