July 1, 2016, 6:08 pm
Chris Mannix of The Vertical had another report on Friday, this one indicating that the Pelicans were interested in Rajon Rondo.
The only way this gets interesting is if Jrue Holiday is somehow on the block. Otherwise, it’s a terrible fit for the Pelicans and their group of Holiday, Tyreke Evans and Buddy Hield. Mannix has been hit or miss in his reporting career so it’s hard to say if this is real or just a ruse to gin up interest in Rondo for those teams that may be interested in him. That said, the Rondo market is softening by the day after NBA decision makers dig deeper and realize that he had a very bad season last year.
Update: Local sources basically squashed this report. This is our shocked face.
Didn’t take long for this one. RT @BDawsonWrites One league source says there's nothing to Pelicans' reported Rajon Rondo interest.
— Aaron Bruski (@aaronbruski) July 2, 2016