One of the most fun parts of the NBA season is the summer. I know there aren’t any games or at least basketball games. But there are a lot of moves and trades. Usually, the biggest names are signed in July but sometimes they are players who get lost and are signed in August or September.
This is the case of Rajon Rondo. In the past seasons, he’s been a true globetrotter. After eight seasons spent with the Boston Celtics, Rondo played for Dallas Mavericks, Sacramento Kings, Chicago Bulls, New Orleans Pelicans, Los Angeles Lakers, Atlanta Hawks, and Los Angeles Clippers.
This summer, Rajon Rondo was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for Eric Bledsoe and other players. However, last night, Shams Charania and Adrian Wojnarowski announced that Rondo reached a buyout with the Grizzlies and he will become a free agent. More than that, he is expected to sign again with…the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Lakers made some moves during this summer. They signed Russell Westbrook and now they surrounded their Big Three with some shooters and experienced players. It seems like they will get another veteran in Rajon Rondo. He won a title with the Lakers in 2020 but then he decided to leave. So what is he doing? Is it ok to jump from Lakers to Clippers and then back to Lakers? It seems to me like he goes where the check is bigger and the work easier. But as long as he wins titles with the Lakers, this is not a problem.
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