Here’s how Rajon Rondo reportedly feels about Lakers shipping him to Cavs

Casey McCarthy
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Rajon Rondo doesn’t seem to be upset with the idea of joining the Cleveland Cavaliers after being traded for Denzel Valentine.

Rondo should see an increase in playing time as he joins the Cavaliers this season who have been depleted at guard after Ricky Rubio’s season-ending ACL tear. Rondo has appeared in 18 games for the Los Angeles Lakers this season.

The veteran guard has been averaging 3.1 points, 2.7 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game for the Lakers this season. He had not played for Los Angeles in the past three games.

Rondo was a member of the Lakers team that won the Finals in 2020 over the Miami Heat. He split time last season between the Atlanta Hawks and Los Angeles Clippers.

Rondo has bounced around the league as a veteran after spending the majority of his early career with the Boston Celtics. He made four All Star appearances while a member of Celtics.

Valentine’s deal is expected to be waived by the Lakers in order to create an open roster spot. It isn’t clear who Los Angeles might sign to replace Rondo’s place on the roster yet.

The Lakers have been struggling as of late, dropping six of their last seven games heading into 2022. Los Angeles is set to take on the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday after falling to the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday.

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Casey is a sportswriter working most recently with the Columbia Basin Herald in Moses Lake, Wash. and is a graduate of Western Kentucky University. He has been an NFL and NBA fan for more than 20 years.