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Lakeshow Life 30 August, 2021 - 06:00pm 6 views

Did Rondo sign with Lakers?

Rajon Rondo to sign one-year, $2.6M deal with Lakers after successful buyout with Grizzlies, per report. After securing a buyout with the Memphis Grizzlies, Rajon Rondo plans to sign a one-year, $2.6 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers once he clears waivers on Monday, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. CBSSports.comRajon Rondo to sign one-year, $2.6M deal with Lakers after successful buyout with Grizzlies, per report

Lakers Expected to Sign Rajon Rondo Again! 2021 NBA Season

Chris Smoove 31 August, 2021 - 09:40am

Kanye Called Out Kim For Divorcing Him And Gave Details Of Their Intense Arguments Over Trust Issues, Distance, And "Family Secrets" On His New Album

Hardwood Houdini 31 August, 2021 - 07:18am

“Too many complaints made it hard for me to think / Would you shut up? I can’t hear myself drink."

By Ellie Woodward

Posted on August 31, 2021, at 8:18 a.m. ET

Using similar wording was presumably an attempt to highlight how much their physical relationship has declined since then.

“He deserves someone that can go and support his every move, and go and move to Wyoming," she added. "I can’t do that. He should have a wife that supports his every move and travels with him, and I can’t.”

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Kanye Called Out Kim For Divorcing Him And Gave Details Of Their Intense Arguments Over Trust Issues, Distance, And "Family Secrets" On His New Album

FanSided 31 August, 2021 - 07:18am

“Too many complaints made it hard for me to think / Would you shut up? I can’t hear myself drink."

By Ellie Woodward

Posted on August 31, 2021, at 8:18 a.m. ET

Using similar wording was presumably an attempt to highlight how much their physical relationship has declined since then.

“He deserves someone that can go and support his every move, and go and move to Wyoming," she added. "I can’t do that. He should have a wife that supports his every move and travels with him, and I can’t.”

Contact Ellie Woodward at ellie.woodward@buzzfeed.com.

Got a confidential tip? Submit it here.

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.

Lakers Rumors: Rajon Rondo to Sign 1-Year, $2.6M Contract After Grizzlies Exit

Bleacher Report 30 August, 2021 - 01:14pm

The Los Angeles Lakers are welcoming back a key member of their 2019-20 championship team.  

Four-time All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo is back in town after agreeing to sign a one-year, $2.6 million deal, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

The deal brings his full-year salary back to his original value of $7.5 million after agreeing to a buyout with the Memphis Grizzlies.

The 15-year NBA veteran spent last season with the Atlanta Hawks and Los Angeles Clippers, averaging 5.4 points and 4.4 assists in 17.1 minutes per game.

The Clips traded Rondo to the Grizzlies in mid-August. Memphis later bought out his contract, making him a free agent.

Now he's back in purple and gold.

The two-time NBA champion averaged 7.1 points and 5.0 assists in 20.5 minutes per regular-season game with the Lakers in 2019-20. He then helped them win their first NBA title in 10 seasons.

Head coach Frank Vogel called his number more often in the playoffs, and Rondo responded with 8.9 points, 6.6 dimes and 1.4 steals in 24.7 minutes per game off the bench.

Rondo now joins that mix as the Lakers look for an NBA-record 18th title. L.A. opens the regular season on Oct. 19 against the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center.

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Lakers Interested in 2-Time All-Defensive Big Man if Bought Out: Report

Heavy.com 30 August, 2021 - 10:24am

It’s looking like the Los Angeles Lakers could be close to setting their roster for the upcoming season with Rajon Rondo reportedly planning to sign with the team after he clears waivers, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Even with the possible signing of Rondo, the team will still have a couple of roster spots left. The Lakers can also bring in additional players to training camp and cut down before the season. They could also move on from players currently on the roster if they have a new player they’d like to add.

Marc Stein recently reported that it’s not a guarantee that Marc Gasol will end up returning to Los Angeles. If he retires or is bought out, that leaves the Lakers with a need at center. Dwight Howard and Gasol are the only true centers currently on the roster. According to Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report, DeAndre Jordan could be an option at center if he’s bought out by the Brooklyn Nets.

One suitor to keep an eye on, sources said, should DeAndre Jordan and the Brooklyn Nets reach a contract buyout: the Los Angeles Lakers.

— Jake Fischer (@JakeLFischer) August 30, 2021

Jordan started in 43 games for the Nets last season and averaged 7.5 points a game. At 33-years-old, the two-time NBA All-Defensive First Team member is past his prime but could be a solid option for a team that needs a center.

At their current ages, Howard and Jordan are very similar players. They were both once great defenders and impact players but are better used in small roles now. Whether or not the Lakers should sign Jordan depends on how much they plan to play Anthony Davis at center.

If the superstar is planning to play the position a lot this season, then the team doesn’t really need an offensively gifted center. However, if he’s planning to stay at power forward, the Lakers may be wiser to find a center who can do a bit more on offense. Jordan wouldn’t be a bad addition as he’d provide solid depth and plenty of veteran experience, but wouldn’t bring much to the offense and certainly wouldn’t help floor spacing. He’s only taken 12 3-point attempts in his career so he’s a non-factor from beyond the arc.

He’s a great passer and a really good shooter. He had a rough start to his Lakers tenure, which played a big role in why they signed Andre Drummond. In the end, Gasol took over as the starting center for the team’s last playoff game against the Phoenix Suns. He’s not the player he once was but can still be a useful piece for Los Angeles.

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