Guard Rajon Rondo said goodbye to the Los Angeles Lakers in an Instagram post Saturday and ended a two-year run in Los Angeles that featured an NBA title last season.
Rondo, who had a player nomination of $ 2.6 million in the 2020-21 season, thanked the entire Lakers organization, while also openly wondering “what’s next” for a 15th NBA season.
“Thanks to the Lakers organization, Jeanie and Rob for giving me the opportunity to play for an incredible franchise,” Rondo said in his post. “The professionalism and support of Frank, the coaching staff and the support staff is something I am really grateful for. With my guys there is a great brotherhood that only we know. To the fans … thank you for welcoming me with open arms from day 1
“What’s next …”
Rondo, who turns 35 in February, averaged 8.9 points, 6.6 assists and 4.3 rebounds from the bench in 16 post-season games – including a 19-point effort in Game 6 of the NBA Finals as the Lakers beat Miami Heat to win NBA championship. In 48 games in the regular season, he got 7.1 points and 5.0 assists per game. Match on average.
After joining the league in 2006 as the 21st overall pick of the Boston Celtics, Rondo has played for six teams throughout his career, including Dallas, Sacramento, Chicago, New Orleans and the Lakers.
The Lakers on Friday added the reigning sixth man of the year to their upcoming title defense by agreeing on Friday with big agent Montrezl Harrell, who spent the last three seasons with the LA Clippers.