2020 NBA free agency is a couple of weeks away and nobody is sure about the next destination of some of the best players in the league. The Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers will be two of the team looking to add depth and experience to their roster, especially at the point guard position.
Rumors have linked both Chris Paul and Rajon Rondo with these two squads, but nothing is certain right now. However, former NBA champion Kendrick Perkins has predicted where these players are going to play next season. According to the big man, Paul will join the Lakers while Rondo will do the same with the Clippers, trying to help them win their first NBA championship.
“I think the Lakers are going to land Chris Paul, I think Rondo is going to be with the Clippers and I think y’all gonna lose Playoff Rondo. That’s the guy I think y’all are going to lose. We all know how great of friends LeBron James and Chris Paul are. Chris Paul has been on record this offseason saying that his destinations are the Lakers in L.A. or with New York,” Perk said in the Sedano and LZ show (via Lakers Nation).
“And I think he’s going to be a Laker. I’m telling you. I can see it happening right now, with him and Sam Presti possibly coming up with a buyout if they can’t come together and get a trade done. I’m like 85% sure Chris Paul will be a Laker next year”.
CP3 comes from a big season with the Oklahoma City Thunder, leading them to the 5th spot in the Western Conference last season. Now a lot of teams want to get that hefty contract of Paul, including the Lakers. Paul's relationship with LeBron James would make things easier for everybody while Rondo seems to be the leader the Clippers need to transcend the upcoming season. Perkins might be onto something here and both Lakers and Clippers' fans would be happy with this situation.