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Reports: Clippers acquire Rajon Rondo from the Hawks

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The Clippers add a point guard at the deadline

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It’s not the sexiest move, but the Clippers upgraded at a position they desperately needed. According to reports, the Clippers have acquired point guard Rajon Rondo from the Atlanta Hawks.

In the move, the Clippers part ways with Lou Williams. It’s been a tough year for the three-time Sixth Man of the Year, as he’s averaging 12.1 points per game, his lowest since the 2013-2014 season.

Here’s more information in regards to the picks involved in the trade.

This news isn’t a total surprise, as earlier today Brian Windhorst said this was a deal that we could potentially see get done.

Another reason this doesn’t come as a total surprise is because the Clippers were attached to Rondo during the offseason. Many thought he’d remain in Los Angeles and join the Clips after leaving the Lakers, but he ultimately took the money to go to Atlanta.

On the season, Rondo is averaging 15 minutes per game in 27 games played for Atlanta. His 3.9 points, 3.5 assists and 2.0 rebounds per game are all career-lows. The Clippers are obviously more interested in Rondo’s playoff pedigree, especially after he played an integral role in helping the Lakers win the 2020 title.