NBA veteran Rajon Rondo shared his goodbye post, and experts are more than convinced that he won’t re-sign with the Los Angeles Lakers. The free agent bid farewell to the franchise, and his touching Instagram post was the best confirmation for all the rumors out there. Rondo may not put on his purple and gold uniform in 2020-21.
“Thank you to the Lakers organization, Jeanie and Rob for giving me the opportunity to play for an incredible franchise,” the veteran wrote on Instagram. “The professionalism and support from Frank, the coaching staff, and support staff is something I’m truly grateful for. With my guys, there’s an amazing brotherhood that only we know. To the fans…thank you for welcoming me with open arms from Day 1 and showing me love. Being apart of #LakeShow was something special and I’m proud we brought it back to you! Now, what’s next…”
Rajon Rondo didn’t surprise experts with his goodbye post
Rondo has seen a lot of interest on the market. NBA teams may be willing to give him more money than the Lakers could ever offer. Los Angeles traded Denny Green for former Oklahoma City Thunder guard Dennis Schroder last week. According to many, this trade shut down every possibility for Rondo to return. Of course, both sides have yet to make an official decision.
Where will Rondo go? The Atlanta Hawks may get him, and Marc Stein from the New York Times wrote about this. Frank Isola from ESPN reported that the Hawks would give Rondo a two-year deal worth $15 million. Other reports suggest that Rondo would rather join the Los Angeles Clippers and stay in town.
Atlanta offers Rondo great financial security, but staying in LA would keep him safe from moving. The Clippers are still considered one of the favorites to win the title. Hopefully, they won’t blow a 3-3-1 lead again. The Denver Nuggets outsmarted Kawhi Leonard and his teammates in the NBA playoffs. Patrick Beverley and his Clippers have lost Montrezl Harrell, so they may not be that tough in the upcoming season.