Veteran point guard Rajon Rondo is back with the Los Angeles Lakers. He has accepted a one-season contract that will earn him $ 2.6 million according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski .
Wojnarowski reported earlier this week that Rondo would not be claimed on waivers, becoming a free agent and that he would likely sign a contract with the Lakers. His contract should be formalized on Tuesday.
The Grizzlies had acquired the 35-year-old in the deal that sent Eric Bledsoe to the Los Angeles Clippers earlier in August.
In 45 games with the Atlanta Hawks and Clippers last year, Rondo amassed 5.4 points and 4.4 assists in an average of 17 minutes per game.
Rondo wore the Lakers uniform for two seasons in 2018-19 and 2019-2020, winning the title in 2020. Following Russell Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony, Dwight Howard, Trevor Ariza and Wayne Ellington, he could add his name to a roster. already long of veterans who joined the Lakers of LeBron James and Anthony Davis this summer.