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Rondo goes back to the Lakers.
ESPN’s Adrian Woznarowski reported on the 31st (Korean time) that Rajon Rondo agreed to a one-year $2.6 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers. The contract between Rondo and the Lakers will be officially announced Monday afternoon local time.
This summer, Rondo was traded from Clippers to Memphis along with Patrick Beverly. However, Memphis Roaster was oversaturated, and even Memphis, which had a large number of point guard resources, did not need Rondo. Therefore, Rondo became free through a recent agreement with Memphis (the players and the club terminated the remaining contract through agreement).
The Lakers were mentioned as the likely next destination for Rondo, who became free. ESPN reported on the 30th that the Lakers are close to recruiting Rondo.
Coincidentally, Rondo has played for the Lakers since 2018, and in the 2019-2020 season, he has contributed greatly to the Lakers’ victory by averaging 8.9 points, 4.3 rebounds, 6.6 assists, and a success rate of 40.0%. Like his nickname “Playoff Londo,” Rondo is a player whose true value is revealed on a bigger stage than the regular league.
The Lakers, who needed ball handler resources to ease the burden on LeBron James and Russell Westbrook, succeeded in scratching the itch accurately with the recruitment of Rhondo.
ESPN reported Rondo’s trip to the Lakers, saying he became the fifth player to make a comeback to the Lakers this offseason after Dwight Howard, Trevor Ariza, Wayne Ellington and Kent Bayesmore.
Meanwhile, Rondo averaged 5.4 points, 2.4 rebounds and 4.4 assists in a total of 45 games for Atlanta and Clippers last season.