The Los Angeles Lakers will be a different team next year. A bunch of players will be leaving but one player wants to return and his name is Rajon Rondo.
Rondo signed a one-year, $9 million contract and I think he earned his bucks. He wasn’t the reason the Lakers didn’t make the playoffs. In fact, when he was out, the Lakers seemed to struggle. His leadership and passing are top-notch and worth bringing back.
When asked about his future, Rondo said he would love to come back.
“Absolutely. I mean, the only way we can go from here is up,” Rondo said.
“So, I don’t know what the future holds as far as the summer — if I come back, or who else comes back or if I don’t come back. Those things are out of my control. But at the same time, it’s a great organization. I can’t say enough about the staff and the people who work here. They’re really kind and helpful, so I want to continue, if I can, help this organization grow…
“As far as long term, maybe not like a six-year deal, but you know, I’m only 33.”
Should the Lakers bring Rondo back though? The right answer is no. He doesn’t play well together with James and there are a few reasons for that. Rondo likes to set other players up and James does the same exact thing. Both of them like to pass to open shooters but both of them don’t shoot the three ball well. You can see how this becomes a problem. Both players don’t fit in each other’s scheme of things and that is partly why the Lakers didn’t make the playoffs this season.
Do not expect Rondo back even though he played well for them. The Lakers need more three point shooters and Rondo does not fit that description. He will find a home though because he has played well the past couple of years and has a lot left in the tank.