New Orleans Pelicans guard makes recruiting pitch to Rajon Rondo

Peter Dewey
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Former Los Angeles Lakers and current New Orleans Pelicans guard Josh Hart wants to play with Rajon Rondo again.

Rondo reportedly is declining his player option to become a free agent this offseason, and Hart wants to reunite with one of his “favorite” teammates.

The Lakers would be wise to keep Rondo around, especially after the postseason that he had.

Rondo averaged 7.1 points, 3.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game during the regular season, but he was a different animal in the playoffs.

During the Lakers’ title run, Rondo averaged 8.9 points, 6.6 assists and 4.3 rebounds per game.

His leadership helped guide the Lakers to their 17th title in franchise history.

Rondo, who played for the Pelicans during the 2017-18 season, could be a hot commodity this offseason.

Hart, who the Lakers traded in a package for Anthony Davis, is certainly hoping that Rondo wants to return to New Orleans.

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Peter is a graduate of Quinnipiac University where he covered the MAAC and college basketball for three years. He has worked for NBC Sports, the Connecticut Sun and the Meriden Record-Journal covering basketball and other major sports. Follow him on Twitter @peterdewey2.