A year ago, Rajon Rondo was preparing for his first season with the Chicago Bulls and was excited about teaming up with All-Stars Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler.
Unfortunately, the season didn't live up to his expectations as he struggled to mesh with the pair in a turbulent campaign.
This led to the point guard being waived by the Bulls this summer and, having now signed with the New Orleans Pelicans, he has more optimistic hopes of being successful with another star duo.
Rondo has teamed up with the twin towers of Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins in the Big Easy and expects to find it much easier playing alongside them compared to Wade and Butler.
"It's early to say, but my expectations are it'll probably be the easiest I've ever had it as far as (playing) with a dynamic duo," Rondo said.
"Jrue (Holiday) can go get 40 (points) as well, so my job is a lot easier. I just got to make sure I manage getting guys the ball in the right spot and its up to them to play unselfish and do the rest."
One major problem in Chicago was that the veteran guard, D.Wade and Butler are all ball-dominant players who need the ball in their hands to make plays.
The former Celtics star won't have that problem in New Orleans as he'll be tasked with orchestrating their offence and getting AD and Boogie involved.
The big man tandem spent the second part of last season together after Cousins was traded by the Sacramento Kings but didn't have enough time to get used to one another.
Having worked out with the two during the offseason, Rondo sees a huge amount of potential in their partnership on the floor moving forward.
"They've only had a couple months together, I don't count pretty much last year even though they did play together," Rondo said.
"I think those two guys are capable of being two of the best bigs to ever play this game as a duo. That's pretty high expectations but they have the talent to do it."
The four-time All-Star is also looking to recreate the relationship he struck up with Cousins during their one year together with the Kings in 2015.
The 31-year-old led the league in assists with 11.7 per game and DeMarcus averaged 26.9 points.
Head coach Alvin Gentry will be leaning heavily on his Kentucky trio and will hope that they can strike up a successful connection that leads them to the playoffs in a difficult Western Conference.