Rajon Rondo Signs One-Year Deal With Lakers

Arnold Nichols
July 3, 2018

A person with knowledge of the situation says Rondo has agreed to sign a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.

LeBron James' decision to join the Lakers marked an excellent start to Magic Johnson's plan to turn Los Angeles into a contender.

Since signing James to a four-year, $153.3 million deal on Sunday, the Lakers have also reached agreements with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Lance Stephenson and JaVale McGee, according to ESPN reports.

Rondo is going to Lakers training camp and has plans to compete for the starting job, according to Yahoo Sports.

It's the one with Jrue Holiday struggling as a scorer, because he's trying to play point guard instead of his natural shooting guard spot.

Fiesty guard Rajon Rondo is heading to the LA Lakers. Here's what we know so far on the Lakers roster and free agent signings. Unless Ball is traded away, he would most likely be demoted to a bench role with fellow youngsters Josh Hart and Moe Wagner. He averaged 8.3 points and 8.2 assists for New Orleans last season. He also has played for the Boston Celtics, Dallas Mavericks, Sacramento Kings and Chicago Bulls. At any rate, should Zo get injured, the Lakers now have a solid point guard backup with Rondo. He isn't expected back until the beginning of next year.

The veteran All-Star is the latest in the increasingly long line of free agent signings following the acquisition of 4-time MVP LeBron James on Monday, July 2 (Manila time).

However, with a minimum of effort, the Lakers could have a max deal available to lure top-tier free agents next summer. In doing so, it allowed Los Angeles to match any deal that the talented big man could sign elsewhere. They also could waive him and stretch his contract in order to lessen their salary cap burden.

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