According to Alex Kennedy of HoopsHype, free agent point guard Rajon Rondo is interested in joining the L.A. Clippers. Rondo previously played for Clippers coach Doc Rivers on the Boston Celtics, where the duo were part of the 2008 championship run.
Hearing Rajon Rondo would be interested in the Clippers. He likes Los Angeles. Also, he has friends on the team and history with Doc Rivers.— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) July 2, 2017
Rondo has struggled in the last three years since leaving the Celtics. He was a total flop in Dallas and has since been inconsistent in one-year stints with the Sacramento Kings and then Chicago Bulls. Still, his shortcomings, while glaring for a starting point guard drawing an 8-digit salary, likely leave him as a legitimate—or even attractive—option for the Clippers as they search for a backup to Patrick Beverley.
Rondo could be interested in a small one-year deal with a player option as he seeks to rebuild his value and earn a large free agent contract next summer. He’ll turn 32 next season, likely making next summer his last chance for a decent payday.
Presently, the Clippers’ priority has been to add help on the wing, with the team targeting Danilo Gallinari. They have also expressed interest in Zach Randolph as a veteran back-up big man.