Lakers Fans Go Berserk After Latest Rajon Rondo-Grizzlies Update

Published 08/21/2021, 8:46 PM EDT
Feb 6, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) leads his teammates in a cheer before a game against the Detroit Pistons at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports


Rajon Rondo signed for the Atlanta Hawks ahead of last season on a multi-year deal. However, the Hawks traded him to the Clippers earlier this year. The Clippers then traded him to the Memphis Grizzlies last week. But in an eventful turn of events, the former Los Angeles Lakers guard, Rajon Rondo, is not expected to be with Memphis (his ninth NBA team) ahead of the 2021-22 NBA season. This is according to The Daily Memphian.

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Rondo spent most of his playing career with the Boston Celtics. While he won his first NBA title with the Celtics, his second NBA championship came with the Lakers in 2020. Surprisingly, the news of Memphis not expecting Rondo to be with them this season has sent Lakers fans into a frenzy. If this turns out to be true, it will be the third trade of the year for Rajon Rondo.

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Los Angeles Lakers Twitter goes berserk after the latest Rajon Rondo update

The Lakers are trying to build a ‘super team’ ahead of the 2021-22 NBA season. They have already had 12 incoming players during the off-season. If Memphis decides to let him go, Rajon Rondo to the Lakers could become a real possibility. Here’s how fans reacted to the news.

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Rajon Rondo, who played 27 games for Atlanta and LA Clippers last season, started just twice. Rondo averaged 3.9 PPG, 3.5 RPG, and 2 APG for Atlanta. After being traded to the Clippers, he played 18 games and averaged 7.6 PPG.

Subsequently, the Clippers traded him to Memphis Grizzlies in a deal that involved Eric Bledsoe. The Memphis Grizzlies have Ja Morant and some talented youngsters at their disposal. In the offseason, the franchise has seen 8 players walk through their doors and they have also let go of five players from their roster. Given that they got a young team, it looks like Rajon Rondo’s future lies somewhere else.

The Lakers management under Rob Pelinka has built a strong squad with a perfect balance of starters and backups. As they have increased their roster depth massively, they will mount a serious title chase. Rajon Rondo was an important member of the Lakers squad during their 2020 championship-winning season.

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However, Rondo has lost his mojo since his departure from LA. Now, as Rajon Rondo’s future is still up in the air, it’ll be interesting if the Lakers try to sign him.

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Abhishek Singh

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