Los Angeles Lakers: Three reasons signing Rajon Rondo would be a mistake

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 12: Rajon Rondo
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Rondo has been through his ups and downs during his 12-year NBA career. He’s played for the Boston Celtics, Dallas Mavericks, Sacramento Kings, and most recently, the Chicago Bulls. Over his 12 seasons, he’s averaged 10.7 points, 8.5 assists, and 4.9 rebounds. Those are pretty impressive overall numbers for a 6-foot-one inch, 185-pound point guard.

He’s been in every kind of headline imaginable. Whether it was winning a title with the Boston Celtics, clashing with head coach Rick Carlise in Dallas, or calling out teammates Jimmy Butler and Dwayne Wade in Chicago.

At this point in Rondo’s career, it doesn’t seem like a good fit to be a part of this Lakers rebuild. His leadership qualities have been questioned before and he brings a lot of unneeded attention to a team.

It would seem to me that Rondo would be better off going to a contending team, and attempt to get another ring to finish his career. Would he accept a bench role, and be willing to mentor Lonzo Ball? That’s the biggest question mark here.

I would prefer the Lakers look at George Hill for that type of role. Rondo has had enough red flags with his leadership in the past to make it a good fit here in Hollywood.