The Kings reached an agreement with point guard Rajon Rondo on a one-year deal worth approximately $9.5 million, a league source confirmed Friday.
Rondo met with the Kings on Friday and left the facility before deciding to sign with the team.
Best known as a four-time All-Star with Boston, Rondo finished last season with Dallas.
It was Rondo’s first full season since tearing his right ACL in 2013. He averaged 8.3 points, 7.5 rebounds and 10.8 assists in 22 games with the Celtics before he was traded to Dallas last December.
Rondo missed time with a facial injury and averaged 9.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and 6.5 assists in 46 games with the Mavericks. He never meshed with Dallas coach Rick Carlisle and was suspended for one game for conduct detrimental to the team.
The Mavericks banished Rondo during their first-round playoff series against Houston, and he reportedly did not receive a share of playoff money after a vote by his teammates, who were tired of his attitude.
Many wonder how Rondo will affect the chemistry of a team already dealing with friction between coach George Karl and All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins.
At his best, Rondo is a great pass-first point guard who will flourish under Karl, who is less structured in terms of play-calling than Carlisle.
But Rondo is a weak shooter from long range (26.3 percent on three-point attempts for his career) and the free-throw line. He made 45.2 percent of his free-throw attempts last season and is at 60.9 percent for his career.