Rondo is currently on the Memphis Grizzlies, landing there in the trade that brought Eric Bledsoe to the Los Angeles Clippers. The Grizzlies have more players than roster spots at this moment and a buyout with Rondo seems to make good sense for both sides.
What could Rajon Rondo do for the Los Angeles Lakers?
Rondo was a critical part of the Lakers 2020 title, balancing 8.9 points, 6.6 helps, 4.3 rebounds and 1.4 steals per video game, while shooting 40 percent on 3-pointers, during their 16-game postseason run. However, its unlikely that he d have as large a function to play this season. Even with Alex Caruso having carried on, the Lakers backcourt rotation will be crowded with Kendrick Nunn, Malik Monk, Wayne Ellington, Wes Matthews and Talen Horton-Tucker all making good sense as spot-up shooting options around LeBron James and Russell Westbrook.
Rondo would likely be more of a break-in-case of emergency situation alternative but his experience would certainly be important and if the Lakers were tested at all by injury, he would be a good fall-back choice.
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The Los Angeles Lakers are still submitting their roster and its possible that Rajon Rondo might be back in the purple and gold.
The Lakers have reportedly been looking for a third point player to finish off their roster and there are reports they might turn to a familiar face if he ends up being available.