After being traded earlier this month to the Memphis Grizzlies, it’s still unclear what Rajon Rondo’s future is with the team. Although they’re going to be a solid playoff team, there’s still a chance he’s traded away or even bought out.
In recent segment on ESPN Radio, Ramona Shelburne reported that Rondo is a strong candidate to join the Los Angeles Lakers if the Grizzlies were to buy him out.
At 35 years old, Rondo is a veteran guard who could make a real impact in the postseason for a contender. It makes sense that the Lakers have interest in him as he was excellent for them on their 2020 NBA Finals run.
During that championship push with Los Angeles, Rondo averaged 8.9 points, 6.6 assists and 4.3 rebounds in 24.7 minutes per contest.
They already have a stacked roster heading into the 2021-22 season, but the Lakers would certainly get better if they were able to add Rondo.