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Bulls re-up on last season’s soap opera with Rajon Rondo signing

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Rajon Rondo? Well, sure, if you’re looking for a guy who can’t seem to get along with others.

This ought to end well.

The Bulls have agreed on a two-year contract with the challenging point guard, and who knows what it means? That they’ve come to the conclusion they’re obligated under NBA rules to put a team together? That they’re going old? That the world is finally ready for the combustible cage match between Rondo and team vice president John Paxson?

What it means, of course, is that the Bulls needed a point guard after trading Derrick Rose to the Knicks. Rondo, 30, was available because he’s always available these days. As for the direction the Bulls are heading in, I believe it’s called “points unknown.’’

Is this a rebuild? A reboot? More like a rerun. The Bulls are in that amorphous midsection of the NBA made up of average teams that aren’t good enough to make noise in the playoffs (if they make the playoffs) and not bad enough to have a legitimate shot at a high lottery pick.

Next season already feels like an exercise in wheel-spinning as the Bulls wait for the following offseason to make a splash in free agency. How many times have we heard that plan, only to watch top players go elsewhere? When Pau Gasol is the best you’ve ever done in free agency, it’s trouble.

The Bulls appear to be headed for another forgettable season, at least in terms of being competitive. As far as everybody getting along, it could be another soap opera. Why the team would bring in another player with a reputation for divisiveness after last year’s messiness is a mystery. Are his league-leading 11.7 assists per game worth the potential headaches?

If Jimmy Butler couldn’t get along with Rose, how is he going to get along with Rondo, who has clashed with coaches and teammates? Rondo is a skilled, quirky player who inhabits his own world. Good luck to anyone trying to step foot inside.