Rajon Rondo reportedly close to being acquired by Cavaliers
The Cavaliers are in dialogue to purchase Lakers guard Rajon Rondo, in accordance to Shams Charania of The Athletic. The deal is anticipated to be full by Friday, in accordance to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Cleveland simply misplaced veteran guard Ricky Rubio, who tore his ACL in his left knee, for the rest of the season. Rondo, a robust veteran level guard, would assist the Cavaliers within the absence of Rubio. They’ve additionally been with out younger star Collin Sexton, who suffered a meniscus tear on Nov. 7 and can miss the rest of the season.
Nonetheless, Rondo is at the moment in COVID-19 protocols. He joined the listing on Dec. 26, shortly after the Lakers elevated each Malik Monk and Avery Bradley from the COVID-19 listing. Rondo would have the opportunity to be a part of the staff instantly after he is cleared.
Rondo, 35, is in his sixteenth NBA season. By way of 18 video games this season, Rondo has averaged a profession low in factors (3.1), assists (3.7) and rebounds (2.7).
Nonetheless, all through his NBA profession, Rondo has averaged 9.8 factors, 4.6 rebounds and eight.0 assists per recreation. The 2-time NBA champion performed an instrumental position within the Lakers profitable a championship within the 2020 NBA Finals.
Rondo recorded 105 assists within the NBA playoffs in ’20, probably the most by a bench participant in a single postseason for the reason that ’71 playoffs and passing former Spurs star Manu Ginobili’s 95 in ’14.
The Cavaliers (20–14) at the moment occupy the No. 5 spot within the Jap Convention.
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