The Los Angeles Clippers are in active talks to acquire Rondo from the Atlanta Hawks. Star sixth-man Lou Williams is involved in the discussions, per NBA insider Shams Charania.
“The Hawks are in serious talks on Rajon Rondo to the Clippers for a Lou Williams package, sources tell me and @sam_amick. Williams could land in Atlanta or a third team,” Charania reported on Thursday afternoon.
The Hawks are in serious talks on Rajon Rondo to the Clippers for a Lou Williams package, sources tell me and @sam_amick. Williams could land in Atlanta or a third team.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 25, 2021
Update: It didn’t take too long for the trade discussions to heat up. Rajon Rondo is the Los Angeles Clippers’ new point guard. Lou Williams, meanwhile, is heading to the Atlanta Hawks, per NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski.
Hawks are trading Rajon Rondo to the Clippers for Lou Williams, source tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 25, 2021
This is a big-time acquisition for the Los Angeles Clippers, a team in desperate need of a veteran ball-handler.
Rondo was critical for the Los Angeles Lakers last season during their championship run. He served as the team’s second primary ball-handler behind LeBron James, often leading the second unit.
Could Playoff Rondo be the answer for the Clippers? His basketball IQ is off the charts and he provides a toughness at the point guard position.
Rondo will also help Kawhi Leonard and Paul George get a rest more often, seeing that he’s more than capable of running a second unit and having success while doing so.