The Los Angeles Lakers are the front-runners to sign PG Rajon Rondo after the veteran reached a buyout agreement with the Memphis Grizzlies, according to Adrian Wojnarowski. Rondo was part of LA’s 2020 championship team and will look to provide a steady point guard presence off the bench if he eventually does join the team.
The Lakers are +380 to win the NBA title in 2021-22 according to DraftKings Sportsbook, just behind the Brooklyn Nets. Rondo would be the latest in a long line of former Lakers to re-join the roster, including Dwight Howard, Wayne Ellington and Trevor Ariza.
Rondo averaged 5.4 points and 4.4 assists per game last season in 45 contests. He has limitations as a shooter, but would provide Los Angeles with a veteran ball-handler off the bench and in crunch time. His postseason experience is also a plus for a Lakers squad looking to fulfill championship expectations.