2x NBA Champion Rajon Rondo will be one of the most coveted free agents this offseason by many teams in the NBA. Here are 3 reasons why the Boston Celtics should be one of them.
If you have kept your eye on the impending free agency fate of Rajon Rondo recently, you’d know that the two Los Angeles tenants of the Staples Center are the two teams linked to the 2x NBA Champion, not the Boston Celtics:
"It could end up being a battle between the two Los Angeles teams to land veteran point guard Rajon Rondo this offseason. According to Marc Stein of the New York Times, the Clippers are interested in signing the 34-year-old, who is expected to decline his $2.7 million player option with the Lakers for 2020-21 when free agency begins next month. But the Lakers may also make a push to try to convince him to return next season. “The Lakers are naturally determined to re-sign Rondo, who played a huge role in their playoff run, but the Clippers are eager to upgrade at point guard,” Stein tweeted."
That’s all well and good, but free agency is a fickle beast. Never has there ever been a more uncertain free-agent time period. You’d have to go back to 2011 to find this sort of unpreparedness from all 30 franchises.
Like then, the New York Knicks will probably pay too much to lure away an important free agent from a recent championship team–the Houdini is looking squarely at Fred VanVleet with that idea in mind.
The Cs should also turn back the clock to 2011 and figure out a way to entice Rondo enough to return to the team that drafted him after helping Boston’s historic rival Lakers tie the all-time title score.
Armed with only the mid-level exception, here are 3 reasons the Boston Celtics should lock in on Rajon Rondo this offseason: