The rich only get richer. Four-time All-Star Rajon Rondo has reportedly agreed to terms with the Los Angeles Lakers to sign a one-year, $2.6 million deal for the 2021-22 season. This development comes after Rondo completed a buyout with his now-former team, the Memphis Grizzlies.

This report comes from NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski:

It’s been quite a summer for Rondo, who saw himself traded by the Los Angeles Clippers to the Grizzlies as part of the Eric Bledsoe deal. Rondo clearly had no intention of playing in Memphis, and he got his wish after both parties agreed to a buyout.

The 35-year-old veteran will now fill one of the few remaining spots on the Lakers’ roster as the Purple & Gold look to bounce back following a disappointing run last season. Rondo was a key part of LA’s 2020 championship, so his return should be a welcome development for Lakers fans everywhere.

During the 2019-20 season with LA, Rondo averaged 8.9 points, 4.3 rebounds, 6.6 assists, and 1.4 steals during the playoffs. He played 24.7 minutes per game, and there’s no denying that he was a pivotal part of the Lakers’ historic title run.

Rondo signed with the Atlanta Hawks as a free agent after winning a chip with the Lakers. He was then traded to the LA Clippers mid-season. Things didn’t exactly work out for Rondo with the Clippers which is why the team decided to include him in the Grizzlies trade. The last thing the Clippers expected was that he would fall in the lap of their bitter cross-town rivals.


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