BREAKING: Los Angeles Lakers Guard on His Way to LeBron James’ Former Team Cleveland Cavaliers

Published 12/30/2021, 8:34 PM EST
Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo, head coach Frank Vogel (middle) and forward LeBron James celebrate after defeating the Houston Rockets. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports


Former NBA Champion and veteran point guard, Rajon Rondo is on his way out of the Lakers. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Lakers are close to confirming a trade for Rajon Rondo with the Cavaliers. While they confirmed this piece of information at the moment, a lot of the terms of the deal remain uncertain. What is certain is that the Lakers have decided to break the veteran roster they built at the start of the season.

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This comes after a disastrous yet exceptional run of form from the Lakers. LeBron James has dominated with multiple 30 point games while the Lakers have lost 5 out of their last six games.

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Lakers Guard nearing a trade with LeBron James’ former team

This trade forces the Cavaliers to clear a roster spot to make way for Rondo. Therefore, they can either trade a minimum contract player with the Lakers or waive a player and complete the deal using cash and picks. While these details about the trade don’t have any confirmation yet, we confirm that the former champion will yet again be on his way out of the team.

Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo (9) sits on the court with his son after game six of the 2020 NBA Finals at AdventHealth Arena. The Los Angeles Lakers won 106-93 to win the series. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

What does this mean for Rajon Rondo and the team?

LA Lakers has recently struggled with its run of form. It took them iconic triple-doubles from LeBron James and Westbrook to beat a tanking Rockets team. That is their only victory in the past six games. The team is clearly showing signs of the roster needing a complete change.

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Rondo is the first on the list of players who are possibly on the way out of the purple and gold. Even rumors suggest DeAndre Jordan may be next. Rajon Rondo is a veteran point guard who is the only player who won NBA championships with both the Celtics and the Lakers.

Oct 12, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo (4) and Golden State Warriors forward Otto Porter Jr. (32) fight for a loose ball during the third quarter at Staples Center. The Warriors won 111-99. Mandatory Credit: Kiyoshi Mio-USA TODAY Sports

This move to trade Rondo clarifies that this is possibly the beginning of a much-needed change in the roster. We will soon get complete information on the terms of this deal. The Lakers are set to face the Trail Blazers in their next game on New Year’s Eve. Would the Lakers finally end their slump in the season? Will a shorthanded Damian Lillard shock the people of Los Angeles? Let us know what you think.

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Chaitanya Dadhwal

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Chaitanya Dadhwal is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Even though his journalism is driven by his desire to understand both sides of an argument and give a neutral perspective, he is biased towards Houston Rockets and Arsenal, and he has shown exactly how loyal he can be through tough times. Currently a Law student at Jindal Global Law School, he aims to have his own sports management firm one day and enjoys rap music during his time off.

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