If Rajon leaves the Los Angeles Lakers, the most likely destination is said to be the Los Angeles Clippers.
The main problem for the Clippers all season long, and especially in the playoffs, was the lack of a true point guard. A playmaker who can set the team.
As much as we can call Kawhi Leonard and Paul George point forwards, they do not perform these tasks. They are players who can occasionally bring up the ball and make plays for their teammates in a structured system, but they are not floor generals.
They are scorers, their job requires somebody next to them who handles the team, leaving them the space to operate to make the thing they can do best.
The Clippers did not have anyone like that on their team last season and Rondo would be the perfect answer to their need. Exactly what they are looking for.
The voice in the locker room and leader on the floor that puts the team together and lead it through the playoffs’ adversities, both on and off the floor. What they missed in this past offseason, with Leonard and George clearly not being that leader.
Rondo will be looking for money but also the chance to keep competing for the championship. The Clippers could decide to not re-sign Sixth Man of the Year Montrezl Harrell, who has been a major disappointment in the playoffs, thus having some money to offer Rondo along the chance to join, regardless of previous results, one of the most quoted contenders in the league.
In this perspective, losing Rondo would not only possibly weaken the Los Angeles Lakers, but also automatically make their biggest threat at repeating even better.