The Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to a two-year deal with Rajon Rondo, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Rondo will round out a roster that includes LeBron James, Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins.
Rondo played last season on a $9 million deal with Los Angeles but now claims his spot in the team’s new-look rotation. The 33-year-old averaged 9.2 points and 8.0 assists for the Lakers and is familiar with the team’s incoming twin towers.
Rondo played with Cousins and Davis during the team’s 2017-18 campaign.
Given that Rondo stands as the lone pure point guard on L.A.’s roster, it’s likely that he gets the starting nod, further establishing one of the most star-studded squads in the NBA.
The addition of Rondo gives a total of 12 players, ESPN’s Bobby Marks points out. They had six prior to the Kawhi Leonard commitment last night.