Los Angeles Lakers signing PG Rajon Rondo

Los Angeles Lakers signing PG Rajon Rondo

With Rondo and Ball both being point guards, the Lakers told Rondo the team is trying to win now and the best man would play, a source told Shelburne.

After signing Kentavious Caldwell-Pope to a one-year, $12 million deal (a sensible move), the Lakers continued by signing Lance Stephenson, one of James' biggest rivals, to a one-year, $4.5 million contract. Less than two hours after the Los Angeles Lakers made him an unrestricted free agent, Randle reportedly agreed to a two-year deal worth $18 million.

Johnson and Pelinka acquired veteran Isaiah Thomas from the Cleveland Cavaliers in the deal that also brought the Lakers forward Channing Frye in exchange for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr.

"He's pretty special. I don't know if we've seen an athlete so unique as he is".

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In 12 National Basketball Association seasons, Rondo has career averages of 10.5 points, 8.5 assists and 4.8 rebounds. That's the sort of thing that happens when you get LeBron James - you then have to surround him with talent. The Celtics are expected to dominate the Eastern Conference now that LeBron is gone. In the years since he left the team in the 2014-15 season, he's only spent one year with each subsequent squad.

Ball and Rondo, who appear to have redundant skill sets, are likely to compete for the starting position during camp, assuming the Lakers don't have plans to include Ball in a possible trade. He's also still only 23-years-old.

One wonders exactly how this new addition will impact second-year point guard Lonzo Ball.

He grew up there along with his mother and three brothers.