Rondo returns to Lakers with one-year deal

Rondo, 35, was traded from the LA Clippers to the Grizzlies this month as a part of the Eric Bledsoe deal.

Rajon Rondo signed with the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday after he went through waivers on Monday.

Terms were not disclosed, but Rondo received a one-year contract worth $ 2.6 million, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Rondo, who accepted the termination of his contract with the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday, will continue to earn his full salary of $ 7.5 million this season between the termination and his new contract with the Lakers.

Rondo, 35, was traded from the LA Clippers to the Grizzlies in mid-August as part of Eric Bledsoe’s deal.

The two-time champion and four-time All-Star played for the Lakers for two seasons from 2018 to 2020 and was an integral part of the Los Angeles champion team in the Orlando bubble.

The 16-year veteran will provide depth to the Lakers at point guard, with Lebron James and Russell westbrook assuming the tasks of handling the ball in the starting lineup.

Rondo will be the fifth former player to return to the Lakers this offseason, joining Dwight howard, Trevor ariza, Wayne ellington and Kent Bazemore.

Rondo also joins a group of former All-Stars on the Lakers roster. James, Westbrook, Howard, Carmelo anthony, Marc Gasol and Rondo were All-Stars in 2012, the season before Anthony Davis make it to the NBA.

Rondo averaged 5.4 points and 4.4 assists in 45 games with the Clippers and Atlanta Hawks last season, shooting 40.4% from 3, his career-best percentage.

Rondo spent the first nine seasons of his NBA career with the Boston Celtics after entering the league in 2006. He averaged 10.0 points, 8.1 assists and 4.6 rebounds throughout his career, which also included stops with the Dallas Mavericks, Sacramento Kings, Chicago Bulls and New Orleans Pelicans.

Information from ESPN’s Dave McMenamin was used in this story.