Rajon Rondo Will Reportedly Signal With the Lakers
Whereas it was believed by many who Rondo’s stick with the Memphis Grizzlies can be brief after the staff acquired him in a commerce on Aug. 16 in a bundle to ship Eric Bledsoe to the Los Angeles Clippers. Rondo’s temporary tenure lasted lower than two weeks because the Grizzlies introduced on Saturday that they waived him.
The @memgrizz at this time introduced the staff waived Rajon Rondo. pic.twitter.com/AUJSopaKvb— Grizzlies PR (@GrizzliesPR) August 28, 2021
The 2-time NBA champion has now reportedly signed with the Los Angeles Lakers. In keeping with ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Rondo “plans” on signing a one-year, $2.6 million take care of the staff. Sources declare that he’ll signal the contract on Tuesday.
Rondo has performed two seasons in LA beforehand and was a member of the 2020 NBA championship staff. He averaged 8.9 factors per sport and shot 40 % from distance within the bubble in the course of the title run.
Rajon Rondo plans to signal a one-year, $2.6M take care of the Lakers upon clearing waivers at this time, sources inform ESPN. He agreed to a contract buyout with Memphis on Saturday. Rondo will nonetheless make his full $7.5M wage this season between buyout and new deal. https://t.co/ehFzHb6pVC— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 30, 2021
This information come shortly after a report from The Athletic’s Shams Charania, who tweeted over the weekend that after Rondo cleared waivers on Monday, he was anticipated to signal with the Lakers.
The Los Angeles Lakers are the frontrunners to signal Rajon Rondo after he clears waivers on Monday, sources inform @TheAthletic @Stadium. Rondo was a key a part of the Lakers‘ 2020 championship staff. https://t.co/lT4jCtoCXw— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 28, 2021
In his 15th NBA season, Rondo performed 45 video games between the Hawks and the Clippers, the place he averaged solely 5.four factors per sport. Regardless of his struggles, Rajon shot a profession excessive 40.four % from three-point vary.
Rondo will seemingly be deep on the staff’s depth chart at level guard, enjoying behind LeBron James, Russell Westbrook and Kendrick Nunn.