Another veteran could be on his way to the Los Angeles Lakers. Rajon Rondo, who was a part of the 2020 championship Lakers team, will clear waivers on Monday after agreeing to a buyout with the Memphis Grizzlies to become a free agent.
According to ESPN’s NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, the 35-year-old point guard who split last season between the Atlanta Hawks and the Los Angeles Clippers, will likely be signed by the Lakers to fill the final available roster spot. The rumor was also reported by Shams Charania.
Rondo has two rings with the two most decorated NBA franchises — the Celtics and Lakers. The two-time NBA All-Defensive 1st Team guard averaged 10 points, 4.6 rebounds and 8.1 assists per game this past season.
Interestingly, Rondo will be teaming up with Russell Westbrook, who had a heated exchange with his brother leading to the latter being asked to leave the arena by the security and the former getting ejected.