Lakers considering Rajon Rondo

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first_imgThe Lakers liked Ennis’ progression after acquiring him from the Houston Rockets for 32-year-old guard Marcelo Hueretas averaged a career-high 7.7 points on 45.1 percent shooting and 2.4 assists in 17.8 minutes through 22 games.The Lakers also have considered free agent shooting guard Ben McClemore, who played four seasons with the Sacramento Kings.Ring chasingThe idea no longer seems like a fantasy. After hoping to join a playoff team in recent seasons, Nick Young may soon have his wish.The Golden State Warriors have considered Young as “one of a couple of options” to sign with their $5.2 million trade exception, according to league sources familiar with the situation.Young might have some say in the manner after also fielding interest from Oklahoma City and New Orleans. After opting out of his $5.7 million player option with the Lakers, Young hopes to land a more lucrative deal.Young met with the Warriors, Thunder and Pelicans on Saturday, though no offers have been made yet. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Lakers entered the free-agency period without any intention of making any bold moves.As they have narrowed their list of needs on outside shooting, backcourt depth and veteran leadership, the Lakers have considered a surprising option.The Lakers have had continued conversations with Rajon Rondo’s representatives about possibly signing the 10-year NBA veteran to a one-year deal, according to a league source familiar with the situation.After Rondo’s representative initiated contact with the Lakers shortly after free agency began on Friday, the Lakers have had follow-up conversations. They plan to have more talks today after performing what a source called “due diligence” on Rondo.center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe Lakers see Rondo as a “great fit,” according to a source, because of his basketball IQ, recently successful outside shooting (37.6 percent last season) and for playing a mentorship role for rookie guard Lonzo Ball. Former Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, who had Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka as his agent, often praised Rondo for his championship experience with the Boston Celtics (2006-15), his passing ability and smarts.Still, acquiring Rondo carries some risk. Despite his noted improvement, Rondo was never known as an elite shooter after shooting 30.3 percent from 3-point range through 10 NBA seasons. Rondo has also had reported clashes with coaching staffs in Dallas (2014-15), Sacramento (2015-16) and Chicago (2016-17). Though the Bulls waived Rondo last week, teammates praised him for how he mentored the younger players.The Lakers have considered other options in bolstering their backcourt.They reportedly met on Sunday with free-agent guard Dion Waiters, who averaged 15.8 points while shooting 42.4 percent from the field and 39.5 percent from 3-point range last season in Miami. Though Waiters made $2.9 million, he will likely spark a significant raise after having a breakout season with the Heat.The Lakers were also among the teams that expressed interest in Tyler Ennis after free agency, according to a league source familiar with the situation. It’s not currently clear which of the other NBA teams also reached out. Discussions were considered preliminary, the source added.last_img

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