After saying goodbye to the Los Angeles Lakers in an Instagram put up earlier within the day, guard Rajon Rondo agreed to a two-year, $15 million contract with the Atlanta Hawks, sources informed ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Saturday.
The Hawks are decided to get higher defensively within the backcourt rotation, bringing in Rondo, who might be coming into his 15th season within the league, and Kris Dunn on two-year offers.
Earlier within the day, Rondo, who had a $2.6 million participant choice for the 2020-21 season, thanked your complete Lakers group for a two-year run capped by an NBA title final season whereas additionally brazenly questioning “what’s subsequent” for a 15th NBA season.
That query was quickly answered.
Rondo, who turns 35 in February, averaged 8.9 factors, 6.6 assists and 4.three rebounds off the bench in 16 postseason video games — together with a 19-point effort in Recreation 6 of the NBA Finals because the Lakers beat the Miami Warmth to win the NBA championship. In 48 regular-season video games, he averaged 7.1 factors and 5.zero assists per sport.
Since coming into the league in 2006 because the 21st total decide of the Boston Celtics, Rondo has performed for six groups. Along with the Celtics, he has performed for Dallas, Sacramento, Chicago, New Orleans and the Lakers.
However there are causes contending groups proceed to pursue him: veteran management and championship pedigree.
Each had been on show throughout the Lakers’ title run in Orlando, Florida.
“Playoff Rondo” improved his stats throughout the board from the common season to the postseason, from factors (7.1 to eight.9) to discipline purpose proportion (42% to 46%) to PER (12.Four to 16.8). And the four-time All-Star continued to run the purpose successfully with 105 assists within the playoffs, all off the bench, essentially the most in a single postseason since starters had been first tracked in 1970-71, per Elias Sports activities Bureau analysis.
Total, he has 1,086 profession playoff assists, the sixth most in NBA historical past behind Magic Johnson, LeBron James, John Stockton, Jason Kidd and Tony Parker. And his 7,215 profession assists rank 15th in league historical past.
The Lakers on Friday added the reigning Sixth Man of the Yr to their upcoming title protection by agreeing to phrases with free-agent huge man Montrezl Harrell, who spent the previous three seasons with the LA Clippers.