Sources: Rajon Rondo meets with the Bulls in Chicago

The Chicago Bulls jumped into the race to sign point guard Rajon Rondo after they held a free-agent meeting Friday in Chicago, sources told ESPN's Marc Stein and The Undefeated's Marc J. Spears.

Along with the Bulls, Rondo had previous interest from the New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets, but both teams have already landed point guards to their rosters after signing Derrick Rose and Jeremy Lin.

Rondo is also open minded about a return to Sacramento after leading the NBA in assists with the Kings last season, a source told ESPN.

The petulant point guard averaged 11.7 per game in 2015-16, but at 30, the Kings were not ready to offer him an expensive contract. They were instead willing to let him test the free-agent market.

After spending nine seasons with the Boston Celtics, Rondo has played with two different teams, the Dallas Mavericks and Sacramento, since his departure.

He's still a smart, talented player, but given how things ended in Dallas (Rondo left before the end of a first-round playoff series with what was termed a back injury), his need to command the basketball and his inconsistent outside shooting, discovering the right fit seemed to be difficult.

Information from ESPN.com's Calvin Watkins was used in this report.