Rajon Rondo reaches buyout with Grizzlies, reportedly to sign with Lakers

From the minute the Clippers traded Rajon Rondo to Memphis as part of a bundle for Eric Bledsoe, it was anticipated the Grizzlies would buyout Rondo (and most likely DeAndre Jordan, too, with both most likely headed to the Lakers).

The offer is done, Rondo has actually reached a buyout with the Grizzlies and he has actually been waived by the group, something the Grizzlies revealed. He was slated to make $8.2 million this season, the 2nd year of an offer signed with the Hawks.

The Grizzlies still need to waive or trade 3 more gamers to get to 15 ensured agreements prior to the season begins.

Rondo will clear waivers on Monday and an offer with the Lakers, which has actually constantly felt unavoidable, will follow, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Rondo will fill the 15th lineup area on the Lakers heading into camp. Just how much he assists them is up for argument. Rondo had a strong bubble for the Lakers throughout their title season, balancing 8.9 points per video game and shooting 40% from 3 throughout the playoffs, with a 16.8 PER (if you’re searching for a photo advanced stat). Nevertheless, last season, in between the Hawks and Clippers, the 35-year-old point player balanced 5.4 points a video game, had a hard time defensively, and a below-league-average 13.2 PER.

Rondo will split time with Kendrick Nunn backing up Russell Westbrook at the point.

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.