Following Rajon Rondo’s one-year stint with the Dallas Mavericks in the previous season, he decided to move on again. This time to the Sacramento Kings and had himself a solid season on a personal level.
In the 2015-2016 season, Rondo had one of his best statistical seasons with an average of 11.9 points, 11.7 assists and 6 rebounds. No one has ever doubted his ability to get teammates involved and gave another reminder to the league that he is one of the best in the league in doing so while leading the league in total assists (839) at the end of the season. Rondo found productivity within the team after having practically an injury-free season and playing 72 games.
The last few years he had found it difficult to stay healthy, and as a result, limited opportunities to perform came his way. But in Sacramento, he began to rediscover his best performances, including two 20-assist games. With the summer free agency period looming, Rondo will have to make the decision whether it is worth resigning with the Kings or explore his options elsewhere.
The Brooklyn Nets have suggested they have an interest in acquiring Rondo after finding themselves with a vacancy in the point guard position, vacancy in terms of not having an experienced player to run the point.The Nets in the past week drafted two point guards, but whether they will legitimately use rookies as their only options at the position is unclear.Rondo definitely will be an option to look at and has proven, with the Kings, that he can provide a lot to a team with his overall play.
The Los Angeles Lakers possibly can entertain the idea of acquiring Rondo with D’Angelo Russell, the only true point guard in the roster at the moment.He would certainly help mold Russell into an All-Star caliber point guard.Moreover, the Lakers have plenty of young talent and certainly will look to add experienced players to balance out the youth in the roster.If Rondo sees a promising future within the Lakers organization, Los Angeles perhaps can be a possible destination.
Milwaukee may be a team to show interest in a player like Rondo, particularly because the struggles of Michael Carter-Williams have been well documented. Rondo can help ease the pressure off of Carter-Williams while giving the team improved performances at the position. With young talents Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jabari Parker and Khris Middleton fueling the team, they would benefit from Rondo’s pass-first approach.