NBA Rumors: Rajon Rondo Leaving Sacramento Kings For Brooklyn Nets

Brooklyn Nets guard Rajon Rondo

NBA rumors have been swirling around Rajon Rondo. The 30-year-old veteran is set to become an unrestricted free agent this upcoming summer. Rondo will be one of the most sought out point guards in free agency. The former Kentucky Wildcats star is a proven winning and has a very unique skills set. Several teams will be interested in signing Rondo to their roster. According to Sporting News, one of the teams that could be calling for his services will be the Brooklyn Nets. They are in need of adding some talent and someone to run their offense.

Rajon Rondo has been in the National Basketball Association for 10 years. He has spent most of his career with the Boston Celtics. Rondo helped the Celtics win another NBA Championship in 2008. He has been selected to the All Star game four times. The former Kentucky Wildcats is one of the better defenders at the point guard position. He was selected to the NBA All Defensive First team twice and second team twice. Rondo has also led the league in assists for three years. His most recent one was last season.

Brooklyn Nets forward Thaddeus Young
Last summer, Rajon Rondo decided to bring his talents to the Sacramento Kings. He signed a one-year deal to revive his NBA career. Rondo did just that this season with the Kings. He averaged 11.9 points, 11.7 assists, six rebounds, and two steals per game in 35 minutes. Rajon lead the entire National Basketball Association in assists and was in the top 10 in steals.

Rajon Rondo will be one of the most coveted point guards this summer. He is a pass first player. The All Star also has a very unique skill set in the NBA. Rondo is a triple-double threat each game he plays. He played a big role in the Sacramento Kings offense this summer. They were ranked third in points scored per game. Rondo is a leader in the locker room. It’s a quality most teams will be looking for in a point guard.

Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez
The Brooklyn Nets are in desperate need of an upgrade at the point guard position. This season, Jarrett Jack was the starting point guard for the Nets. Unfortunately, he went down with a torn ACL that ended his season early. The Nets will have to make a decision on if they want to bring Jack back next season. He is 32-years-old and is trying to come back from an injury.

When Jarrett Jack went down with a torn ACL, the Brooklyn Nets were left with two unproven point guards. They were Donald Sloan and Shane Larkin. Both players did their best filling in for Jack. Larkin only started 17 games, while Sloan started in 33 games. Larkin played 22.4 minutes per game. Sloan played 21.6 minutes. Both players showed that they could be capable backups for the Brooklyn Nets.

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins
The Brooklyn Nets hired Kenny Atkinson to be their new head coach. He was recently the assistant coach to Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer. Atkinson specializes in personnel development. He played a critical role in Jeremy Lin’s emergence and helped develop Jeff Teague into an All Star. Atkinson could be the perfect coach to help Rajon Rondo fully redeem himself in the NBA.

Rajon Rondo knows that this might be his last big deal in the NBA. The Brooklyn Nets are in need of point guard this summer. Rondo could be the perfect fit for the team. The Nets will have the money to offer Rondo a maximum contract. He would be able to help Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young find easier shots.

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