The Los Angeles Lakers point guard Rajon Rondo revealed that he sees former Celtics teammate Avery Bradley, who signed to a two-year, $9.7 million deal with LA this offseason, as his brother and is excited for the opportunity to play together again:
“That’s like my brother. I got like maybe four or five little brothers on this year’s team. I’ve played with a lot of guys on past teams so that’s why I’m looking forward to it as well.
But just to play with him, I got him at a young age, as a rookie, and he was willing to listen from the jump. Anything I asked him to do, he never really questioned it, he just did it. So, being able to reunite with him this year on this particular team and having a chance to do some special things, I’m excited for him. Like I said, he has something to prove but we all have something to prove, not just a guy in his situation. It’s been almost two decades since I won a championship, so I’m looking forward to getting back to the promised land and continue to grow with guys that want to get there as well,” Rondo said during Lakers Media Day.
This past season, Bradley averaged 8.2 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game for the Clippers. After being shipped to the Grizzlies, he averaged 16.1 points, 3.1 boards and 4.0 assists. Rondo, meanwhile, in his debut season with the Lakers averaged nine points, five boards and eight assists per contest.