At $2.96 million, Rajon Rondo was fairly simply the very best worth for cash participant on the Lakers’ championship roster. He shall be opting out of the participant possibility he has for subsequent season.
Rondo was underwhelming for the Lakers via his first season within the group. He was even worse throughout this yr’s common season video games. Quite a lot of Lakers followers have been calling for him to be relegated to the bench.
However since struggling in his first outing within the bubble, Rondo turned up the warmth. He introduced his greatest model of himself out because the Lakers cantered to a championship.
Rondo to develop into a free agent, shall be a extremely coveted participant out there
Via the playoffs, Rondo improbably completed as the very best 3-point shooter on the Lakers roster by proportion. He additionally set a document for assists by a participant coming off the bench, breaking Ginobili’s document from 2014.
BREAKING NEWS: Rajon Rondo will decide out of his contract with and develop into an unrestricted free agent, league supply says:
— Chris Sheridan (@sheridanhoops)
All in all, he supplied the Lakers with all the pieces they wanted with LeBron on the bench. They’ll provide him as much as 175% of his authentic contract. However there’s a fairly good likelihood that there are different groups vying for his signature keen to pay as much as $10 million.
Many groups within the league vying for a title don’t have a real backup level guard possibility. The Celtics, for instance, are caught with Brad Wanamaker, a transparent third-stringer. The Clippers don’t have a single true level guard on their roster.
Different groups just like the Nuggets may even be closely within the 2-time champion. This yr’s free agent market is a bit much less aggressive than the earlier 4 years, so there shall be more cash going round up for grabs for Rondo.