ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Monday that Rondo will sign a one-year, $2.6 million deal with the Lakers. He was waived by the Memphis Grizzlies this past weekend, less than two weeks after being traded to Memphis from the Los Angeles Clippers.
Many fans are having a laugh at the Clippers' expense given what they gave up to get him this past March. The Clippers traded star Lou Williams and two second-round draft picks for what was ultimately a 31-game loan (counting the playoffs).
Other fans are getting ready for the inevitable blowup between Rondo and newly-minted Laker Russell Westbrook. Rondo and Westbrook have had a beef with each other for over a year. They regularly call one-another out on social media - and on the court.
Rajon Rondo is a four-time All-Star but hasn't averaged at least 10 points a game since the 2015-16 season. However, he came up pretty clutch for the Lakers in their 2019-20 NBA title run.
Rondo averaged 8.9 points, 4.3 rebounds and 6.6 assists over 16 playoff games as the Lakers won the NBA title that year.
But he wasn't nearly as effective for the Clippers during this year's playoffs.
Now that he's back with the Lakers - and surrounded by a stacked supporting cast - maybe he'll be more effective.
What are your thoughts on the Rajon Rondo news?