Rajon Rondo has signed a one-year, $3.3 million deal with the Pelicans, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical.
Could former Kentucky Wildcats comprise an NBA team, on the floor at the same time?
Both the New Orleans Pelicans and Phoenix Suns are one former Kentucky Wildcat from being able to feature an entire lineup, but the Pelicans’ mix of big men and guards might make them a more likely candidate.
The Pelicans appear to be inclined to continue to feature big men Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins simultaneously, and their two other ex-Wildcats are guards Rajon Rondo and Darius Miller.
(Would Wildcat fans settle for Jordan Crawford – a former Xavier standout and the brother of former UK Wildcat Joe Crawford – as their honorary fifth for the Pelicans?)
The Suns, on the other hand, would have to go small – as their four former UK players are all guards – Eric Bledsoe, Devin Booker, Brandon Knight and Tyler Ulis.
The other NBA teams to feature multiple former Wildcats are the Sacramento Kings (Willie Cauley-Stein and Skal Labissiere), the Washington Wizards (John Wall and Jodie Meeks) and the Denver Nuggets (Trey Lyles and Jamal Murray).