Laker Nation Goes Wild As Rajon Rondo Set to Make a Surprise Comeback to the Lakers

Published 08/28/2021, 11:24 PM EDT
Lakers guard Rajon Rondo (9) looks on during warmups before game three of the 2020 NBA Finals against the Miami Heat at AdventHealth Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports


Last season, the Los Angeles Lakers suffered a Round 1 exit against the Phoenix Suns. It was a disruptive and unexpected end to a team led by LeBron James and Anthony Davis. This season, they’ll be returning with Russell Westbrook on their roster, completing their big three in LA. However, the adjustments and tweaks didn’t end there, the team working nonstop to increase their chances of bringing home another championship.

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Alex Caruso, Kyle Kuzma, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope have exited the franchise, Dwight Howard, Malik Monk, and Kendrick Nunn amongst the additions.

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As per reports, Rajon Rondo might be another piece of the puzzle before the 2021-22 season begins.

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Are the Lakers looking to sign Rajon Rondo?

By the looks of it, Rajon Rondo might be heading back to the Lakers — who have few roster spots left. Rondo agreed to a buyout with the Memphis Grizzlies, and will apparently clear waivers early next week before signing with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Already packed with veterans of various talents, Rondo might just be what the Lakers need this season.

Of course, Laker Nation and the rest of the NBA world had a strong reaction to the news. Some remained confused about the roster spots, while others wondered if LeBron James needs a super team to win him his fifth Larry O’Brien trophy. Others listed down the names coming together, noting that a team with James, Davis, Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony, Howard, and Marc Gasol was ‘stacked’.

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Earlier this month on August 15, the LA Clippers traded Rajon Rondo to the Grizzlies in their three-way trade to land Eric Bledsoe. He’d spent two years with the Lakers (2018-19, 2019-20), before being sent to the Atlanta Hawks. A year later, he was back in LA with the Clippers.

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The results were not as expected, especially as the team didn’t win the much-needed title last season. Rondo played 13 playoff games, ultimately not getting any minutes by the end of the playoffs.

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