Rajon Rondo says goodbye to Lakers, signs two-year, $15 million deal with Hawks
Rajon Rondo moves on after winning a championship with the Los Angeles Lakers. According to Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes, Rondo signed a $ 15 million two-year deal with the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday.
The 34-year-old Rondo indicated that his time with the Lakers was over and thanked the organization and its fans in an Instagram post.
Rondo called his time with the Lakers "something special" and told fans he was "proud that we brought it back to you". He ended his post cryptically and said, "Well, what's next ..."
In 48 games last season, Rondo averaged 7.1 points and 5 assists at the Lakers.
Rondo Rajon is part of Hawks' redesigned backyard
After Rondo signed, the Hawks renewed their backcourt for the next season. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the team signed a two-year deal with Kris Dunn on Saturday.
With these steps the team hopes, according to Wojnarowski, to improve its defense on the back seat.
The Hawks' wing group also gained a wealth of experience with a $ 61.5 million deal for Danilo Gallinari.
The Hawks are looking to improve after only playing 20-47 last season. That accomplishment wasn't good enough to bring the Hawks to the Orlando Bubble.
In addition to Dunn, Rondo and Gallinari, the Hawks added striker Onyeka Okongwu with the number 6 in the 2020 NBA draft. This group - along with Trae Young and the rest of the Hawks youth movement - will be tasked with taking the Hawks to new heights in the 2020-21 season.
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