Rondo to join Lakers after terminating contract
The Los Angeles Lakers are scheduled to fill the final spot of the team.
According to Shams Carania, a reporter for The Athletic, the Lakers are ahead of the contract with Leson Rondo (Guard, 185cm, 82kg), who terminated the contract on the 29th.
Rondo was traded from the Los Angeles Clippers to Memphis this offseason. The Clippers sent Patrick Beverley, Daniel Oturu and Rondo to Memphis to cut spending. As Rondo is a veteran, he is expected to terminate the contract and trade again. Rondo decided to clear up his relationship with Memphis as expected. It was predicted early that he would join another team.
Rondo signed with the Atlanta Hawks last offseason. He nestled in Atlanta for two years and $15 million. However, he was traded from Atlanta to the Clippers during the season. However, he did not play as well as before in the playoffs. Sent to Memphis this summer. The existing contract is $7.5 million a year. Memphis could keep his contract intact, as long as he has enough celery caps.
Last season, Rondo played 45 games for Atlanta and the Clippers. He recorded 5.4 points (442.404.941) 2.4 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game, playing 17.1 minutes. The Clippers had an average of 7.6 points, 3.1 rebounds and 5.8 assists in 18 games in 17 games, raising expectations. However, he did not play well in the playoffs.
Meanwhile, the Lakers did not seek to sign Jared Dudley this time. But Rondo appears to have decided to call in. If he contracts with Rondo this time, of course his spending will increase. But Rondo, unlike Dudley, is not only able to play but is also understood to be willing to sign him as necessary.