Rajon Rondo rumors have led to the point guard signing with the Sacramento Kings. Rondo joins the Kings for the 2015-16 NBA season on a one-year contract. A report from CBS Sports on Friday (July 3) states that he will make $10 million for this one season, making him a free agent during the next NBA offseason. It’s a good deal for Rondo because he can help increase his value, and it’s also a good deal for a Kings’ front office, who doesn’t want to get another signing wrong.
Last season, Rondo played for the Dallas Mavericks, winding up there after a midseason trade from the Boston Celtics. His time in Dallas did not go well, causing his free agency value to take a huge hit. In 46 games for the Mavericks, Rondo averaged just 9.3 points, 6.5 assists, and 4.5 rebounds per game. He was only on the court for about 28.7 minutes a night and completely failed to lead the Mavericks back to the NBA Finals.
Now, Rondo gets a new start with a team that could use the help. There had been several Rajon Rondo rumors linking him to the LA Lakers during last season, but Los Angeles drafted D’Angelo Russell in the draft to play point guard. Now, the Sacramento Kings could benefit from Rondo trying to prove to the entire NBA that he is one of the best point guards in the league.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, the team has been dumping contracts to attract a big name in free agency. Now they finally found someone else to take some of that money, even if it is just $10 million in a one-year deal. It leaves the Kings with money to make more moves and add some good role players for the 2015-16 NBA season.
When it comes to the world of fantasy basketball, Rondo may have just increased his value quite a bit. He will be asked to not only facilitate the offense for the Sacramento Kings, but to score some points as well. How he works with DeMarcus Cousins might be the most interesting wrinkle of this signing, and many NBA analysts are already laying out predictions on how they feel it will go. While the Rajon Rondo rumors will quiet down for a little while, since he is a free agent again in the next NBA offseason, he will take center stage as the trade deadline approaches (again) if the Kings are out of it.
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