The Los Angeles Lakers are entering the most anticipated offseason. The team won the 2020 championship, and some players are expected to leave LA. It’s too soon to open up the topic, but the coronavirus pandemic has rescheduled the entire year. In other words, teams will have to make important decisions and get the players they need. Some teams will have to part ways with their veterans. When it comes to Los Angeles, veteran point guard Rajon Rondo may be making his way out of the team.
Rondo had a big role in the Lakers’ run for a title. He was of great help when LeBron James was resting. Lakers players relied on his veteran experience. Let’s not forget that Rondo has a lot of playoff experience, too.
Recent reports have linked the Lakers veteran to the city rival. According to sources, the Los Angeles Clippers have shown interest in signing Rondo. The Clippers may try to pursue the two-time NBA champion. Where does this leave the Lakers? It looks like the team will do a great effort to keep Rondo on the roster.
NBA analysts discussed Rondo’s situation following the success in Orlando. Most of them believe that the veteran will decline his player option for 2020-21 in order to get a better deal. Winning a ring has boosted his value, and Rondo sure deserves more cash at this point.
Los Angeles needs the veteran point guard
In the regular season, Rondo was averaging 7.1 points, 5.0 assists and 3.0 rebounds per game with the Lakers. He got better in the playoffs and averaged 8.9 points, 6.6 assists and 4.3 rebounds per game.
Head coach Frank Vogel used Rondo as a dominant force. He was one of the Lakers’ ultimate ball-handlers when LeBron was on the bench.
Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers had a disappointing game in Orlando. Many expected to see both LA teams in the Western Conference Finals. But, Leonard’s team destroyed a 3-1 advantage and left Orlando earlier than expected.
Experts predict a big bounce for the Clippers in 2020-21. They were really close to the title, and that’s the biggest motivation for the team.
If Rondo is interested in winning rings, he should stay in the same locker room as LeBron James and Anthony Davis.