Did the Lakers sign Rondo?
Rajon Rondo won an NBA championship with the Lakers in 2020. EL SEGUNDO – The Los Angeles Lakers have signed guard Rajon Rondo, it was announced today by Vice President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Rob Pelinka. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released. NBA.comLakers officially sign veteran guard Rajon Rondo
01 September, 2021 - 09:59am
Now Schroder is part of the Boston Celtics after signing a $5.9 million with the C's. He had turned down a 4-year, $84 million contract extension offer by the Lakers, trying to prove he was worth more than that.
Dennis was helpless after that, with everybody doubting him, leaving him with a few options to continue his NBA career. The lone season he spent with the Lakers was a complex one, and recent reports claim his teammates weren't happy with his style of play.
According to Eric Pincus of Bleacher Report, Anthony Davis felt frustrated with his looks at the post last season. AD didn't feel happy when Schroder ran the Lakers' offense, which was different from Rajon Rondo the prior season.
“Per an NBA source familiar with some of the Lakers’ struggles through the 2020-21 campaign, Davis felt some frustration that he wasn’t getting the kind of looks in the post with Dennis Schroder running the point compared to those he received with [Rajon] Rondo a year earlier,” Pincus wrote.
Last season was full of struggles for the Lakers. Injuries, inconsistency, and more prevented the team from competing in the 2021 playoff. They were eliminated by the Phoenix Suns in the first round of the postseason, with Schroder, LeBron James, and co. struggling to get past the young and inexperienced Suns.
Russell Westbrook will be their starting point guard this upcoming campaign, while Rajon Rondo will come off the bench to take some pressure off Brodie's shoulders. The Lakers are considered title favorites after all the moves they made in the offseason.
It remains to be seen if their experienced and talented roster can take them to the promised land again.
31 August, 2021 - 02:25pm
Rondo’s journey back to Los Angeles is complicated.
Known as "Playoff Rondo," he was a crucial part of the Lakers' 2020 NBA championship team. He then left Los Angeles and inked a two-year, $15 million contract with Atlanta. Later in the 2020-21 season, he was then traded to the LA Clippers for fan-favorite and three-time Sixth Man of the Year Award winner, Lou Williams. Unfortunately, "Playoff Rondo," was essentially a no-show in the postseason as he failed to help the Clips reach the NBA Finals.
The Clippers then traded Rondo, Patrick Beverly, and Daniel Oturu to the Grizzlies for Eric Bledsoe. Rondo then secured a buyout with Memphis.
Plagued by injuries, the Lakers were stunned when their season ended in the first round of the 2021 NBA playoffs. The Lakers front office made many changes to its roster in the offseason to join LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Some players joining the Lake Show for the upcoming season including Russell Westbrook, Dwight Howard, and Carmelo Anthony.
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