LOS ANGELES — Another former Laker appears to be on his way back to the purple and gold.
Rondo was traded from the LA Clippers to the Grizzlies earlier this month as a part of the Eric Bledsoe deal, but the 35-year-old reached an agreement on the final year of his contract worth $8.3 million to go back on the market.
The two-time champion and four-time All-Star played for the Lakers for two seasons from 2018-2020 and was an integral piece on L.A.’s title team in the Orlando bubble.
Rondo would sign with L.A. on a veteran’s minimum contract and occupy one of the Lakers’ three final open spots on the roster.
Rondo averaged 5.4 points and 4.4 assists in 45 games with the Clippers and Atlanta Hawks last season, shooting a career-best 40.4% from 3.
He spent the first nine seasons of his NBA career with the Boston Celtics after entering the league in 2006. He has averaged 10.0 points, 8.1 assists and 4.6 rebounds over his career, which also included stops with the Mavericks, Kings, Bulls and Pelicans.