Rajon Rondo appears to be headed back to the Eastern Conference.
The Los Angeles Lakers are working on a deal to send the veteran guard to the Cleveland Cavaliers in a trade, per The Athletic’s Shams Charania. Cleveland is in need of a point guard with Ricky Rubio done for the year with a torn ACL.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are in serious talks on a deal to acquire Lakers guard Rajon Rondo, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. In wake of Ricky Rubioâs season-ending ACL injury, Cleveland has need for backcourt help and is working on the potential move.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) December 30, 2021
The Cavs would mark Rondo’s ninth different team in his 16-year NBA career. The 35-year-old spent his first nine seasons with the Boston Celtics, then had stints with the Dallas Mavericks, Sacramento Kings, Chicago Bulls, New Orleans Pelicans, Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Clippers and Lakers.
Rondo has played in 18 games for L.A. this season, averaging 3.1 points 3.7 assists in 16.1 minutes.