Rajon Rondo has become a journeyman in the NBA. While Rondo has been on eight NBA teams, one spot where he won an NBA championship could be looking to bring him back.
ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne said Thursday on “Mason and Ireland” that Rondo could potentially return to the Los Angeles Lakers.
“Rondo is probably the strongest candidate to end up back with the Lakers,” she said. “They seem to want one more point guard, one more playmaker.”
Rondo was a Laker for two seasons, winning the NBA title with them in 2020. He split time last year between the Atlanta Hawks and the LA Clippers. Rondo then went to the Memphis Grizzlies in a trade this offseason, meaning that he would likely have to secure a buyout in order to join the Lakers. The four-time All-Star has one year and $7.5 million left on his contract.
Rondo would serve as a great backup guard to Russell Westbrook. He would also give the Lakers another veteran with a high IQ that can still contribute.