The Los Angeles Lakers are making moves. Just moments after a report broke that the team had renounced restricted free agent Julius Randle, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported veteran point guard Rajon Rondo has inked a one-year deal to join LeBron James and Co.
Rondo is signing a one-year deal with Lakers, per source. https://t.co/wDG7BO7hLk
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 2, 2018
Rondo’s contract is reportedly worth $9 million, per Marc J. Spears of ESPN.
One wonders exactly how this new addition will impact second-year point guard Lonzo Ball.
Rondo is coming off a very solid campaign with the New Orleans Pelicans. He averaged 8.3 points, 8.2 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game and is a natural distributor of the basketball.
This addition helps ensure that James doesn’t have to be the primary ball-handler, which has in the past really worked to tire him out over the long haul.