Rajon Rondo focused on joining Clippers despite potential of big offer from Hawks
ESPN’s Frank Isola shared news of Rondo’s offers on Tuesday afternoon, noting that the 34-year-old guard could see a two-year, $15 million offer from the Hawks. From the Clippers, Rondo could see a mid-level deal:
Rajon Rondo is expected to receive a significant offer from the Atlanta Hawks ($15 million for two years guaranteed) but according to a source, Rondo remains focused on potentially joining the Clippers. He could possibly get the mid-level from LAC.
— Frank Isola (@TheFrankIsola) November 17, 2020
The Clippers are a team that could use some help at the point guard position, and Rondo could be the right man for the job. He’d be a fine distributor for an offense consisting of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. With the Hawks, on the other hand, Rondo would likely be a reserve player behind Trae Young, who is emerging as a star in his own right.
According to most accounts, Rondo will decline his $2.6 million player option with the Lakers. Unless the Hawks roll out a substantial offer, he’ll likely keep his interest in the Clippers.
Rondo played fairly well for the Lakers last season. In his 48 appearances during the regular season, the former Kentucky Wildcat racked up averages of 7.1 points on 41.8 percent shooting from the field (32.8 percent from beyond the arc), 5.0 assists and 3.0 rebounds.
Rajon was even better in the postseason, where he helped the Lakers win their 17th NBA championship. He averaged 8.9 points and 6.6 assists in 24.7 minutes per game while shooting 40.0 percent from three-point range in 16 postseason games.
For now, it seems we’ll have to wait a bit longer to find out where Rajon Rondo will be playing in the coming season.