4 Potential Landing Spots Around NBA For Rajon Rondo If Buyout Occurs

Rajon Rondo
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Rajon Rondo was one of the more dominant point guards in the NBA while he was with the Boston Celtics during the early 2010s, but after he was traded from Boston to Dallas during the 2014-15 season, he has seemed to bounce around a lot in this league.

Since being with the Celtics, Rondo has played for 7 different franchises and now finds himself a member of the Memphis Grizzlies after being traded there this offseason. 

The Los Angeles Clippers traded for the veteran guard at the trade deadline last season from the Atlanta Hawks, but Rajon Rondo really did not make a difference for the Clippers.

As a result, the Clippers packaged him, Patrick Beverley and Daniel Oturu in a trade to the Memphis Grizzlies for Eric Bledsoe. 

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Memphis then traded Patrick Beverley to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Juancho Hernangomez and Jarrett Culver, but Rondo still finds himself stuck on the Grizzlies roster.

With him being owed $7.5M for the 2021-22 season, not many teams have shown a lot of interest in the former All-Star point guard, but he could draw a significant amount of interest should the Grizzlies look to buy him out of his contract. 

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The Grizzlies do need to free up some roster spots and with Ja Morant, Tyus Jones and De’Anthony Melton, they really do not have a need for Rondo, which is why they could look to just waive him and settle with paying the final year of his contract up-front.

If Memphis does indeed buyout Rajon Rondo from his contract, these four teams could look to sign him rather quickly at the veteran’s minimum. 

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