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Rajon Rondo set to become Chicago’s point guard

Rajon Rondo set to become Chicago’s point guard
Kings guard Rajon Rondo (9) looks on during the game against the Jazz on Mar. 13. (Rocky Widner / Getty Images)

Rajon Rondo has a new beginning in Chicago, and the Bulls have a new starting point guard.

The four-time All-Star agreed Sunday to a $30-million, two-year deal, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told the Associated Press. Rondo will become the Bulls' replacement at point guard for Derrick Rose, who was traded to the New York Knicks last month.

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Chicago becomes Rondo's fourth team in less than two years. He spent his first 81/2 seasons in Boston, winning a championship with the Celtics in 2008. They traded him to Dallas in December 2014, and Rondo spent last season in Sacramento.

Rondo averaged 11.9 points and an NBA-best 11.7 assists with the Kings

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A person familiar with the negotiations told the AP that guard Garrett Temple has accepted a three-year, $24-million offer from Sacramento.

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Tyler Johnson, who was undrafted two years ago, agreed to sign a four-year, $50-million offer sheet with the Brooklyn Nets.

Once it's signed, the Miami Heat — the team that Johnson has played for the last two seasons — would have three days to match the terms, which appears unlikely given the way the deal is structured.

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Two people with knowledge of the deals said the Dallas Mavericks have agreements to bring back point guard Deron Williams and forward Dwight Powell, who is a restricted free agent.

Williams is returning on a one-year, $10-million contract, according to the people, who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity. The Mavericks could match any deal for Powell, who according to AP agreed to a four-year, $37-million contract.

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Manu Ginobili said he is coming back for a 15th season in the NBA. He turns 39 this month and declared himself a free agent last month after declining a player option for 2016-17 with San Antonio.

It has been widely presumed that, were he to continue playing, he would stay with the Spurs.

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