Rumor: Rajon Rondo Could Be Heading Back to Lakers: "They seem to want one more point guard"


Rajon Rondo and the Los Angeles Lakers. It was a marriage that worked quite well in 2020, resulting in an NBA title. Rumors have Rondo possibly reuniting with LeBron James and Co., if he is bought out by the Memphis Grizzlies.

The Grizzlies' roster is overloaded, particularly in the backcourt, and rumors have been suggesting that they could be releasing Rondo, one of the players obtained in the 4-player deal that sent Eric Bledsoe to the Los Angeles Clippers.

If that happens, Ramona Shelburne told 710 ESPN Radio Los Angeles that Rondo could be headed to LA for a return engagement with the Lakers. 

"They seem to want one more point guard, one more playmaker."

Another buyout candidate, if he's not traded first, is Brooklyn Nets' center DeAndre Jordan. Shelburne posits that he, too, might eventually make his way to the Lakers, though that might take until midseason. 

If the Lakers were to add the 35-year-old Rondo and the 33-year-old Jordan, that would do nothing to quell the fears of those who believe that the league's oldest team (average age 31.8) should be getting younger, not more ancient. 

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