Los Angeles Lakers signing PG Rajon Rondo

Los Angeles Lakers signing PG Rajon Rondo

Rondo spent last season at New Orleans Pelicans, signing a one-year deal 12 months ago.

Johnson and Pelinka acquired veteran Isaiah Thomas from the Cleveland Cavaliers in the deal that also brought the Lakers forward Channing Frye in exchange for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. He'll join new Laker additions James, JaVale McGee and Lance Stephenson.

The Rondo addition, in particular, had the National Basketball Association world trying to make sense of the Lakers' plan.

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Randle came into training camp last season in the best shape of his life.

Rondo is coming off a stellar season with the Pelicans and showed that he can easily play side-by-side with another point guard, Jrue Holiday.

Why? To free up the $12.5 million cap hold so they could chase other players and hand out slightly oversized one-year contracts. The Lakers become Rondo's sixth team.

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Rondo, 32, was a member of the Celtics team that won the National Basketball Association championship in 2007-08, beating the Lakers in six games in the Finals.

The floodgates have opened for the Los Angeles Lakers as the news of LeBron James' signing has kicked off a flurry of moves.

Adding the 32-year-old Rondo makes for a unique situation as the Lakers selected point guard Lonzo Ball with the No.2 overall choice in the 2017 draft. This would change a bit if the Lakers were to trade for Kawhi Leonard, but L.A. would also have to trade salaries in that deal as well.

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With rumors still swarming around Pelicans' free agent DeMarcus Cousins, he has not made a decision as to where he will play next season. McGee shot 16 for 20 - 80 percent - from the floor in the finals, and the Warriors were 7-1 in playoff games in which he started.

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