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NBA Rumors: Rajon Rondo Could Return To The Los Angeles Lakers If He Gets A Buyout From The Grizzlies

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Rajon Rondo is a 4-time All-Star and two-time NBA champion. There's no question that many people view him as an iconic point guard, and he may well be a Hall-of-Famer in the future. During the 2019-20 season, Rajon Rondo was a key part of the Los Angeles Lakers' title. While he has played for two teams since then, it looks as though he could come back to the Lakers, and try to help LeBron James win a championship once again.

Ramona Shelburne of ESPN has recently reported that Rajon Rondo is a "strong candidate" to come back to the Lakers in the event that the Memphis Grizzlies grant him a buyout. The Grizzlies notably have more players than the roster limit of 15, so a buyout is a possibility.

If a buyout does happen, Rondo would be a great fit with the Los Angeles Lakers. Rondo knows how to play with LeBron James and thrive in a smaller role. He would also provide some solid veteran leadership for the locker room and could be a mentor for the young players on the team. His shooting has also improved over the years, and he averaged 40.4% from beyond the arc on low volume, meaning that he can at least keep defenses honest from range.

More depth can never really hurt a team, and in the scenario that he joins the Lakers, it's likely that Rajon Rondo would come back and blend in seamlessly with the squad. The Lakers signed a lot of shooters in free agency, and Rondo could definitely get them some open looks with his elite passing, even if he doesn't play big minutes. While we don't know whether the Memphis Grizzlies will decide to buy Rajon Rondo out or not, it seems as if the Lakers may have him on their radar in the case that it does happen.