Report: Rajon Rondo expected to leave Lakers in free agency

Peter Dewey
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Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo is expected to leave the team in free agency, according to the New York Times’ Marc Stein.

The Lakers reportedly are expected to acquire Dennis Schroder from the Oklahoma City Thunder for the No. 28 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.

Rondo, 34, played a huge role in the Lakers’ title run this past season.

After returning from a major thumb injury, Rondo helped guide the Lakers’ offense through the playoffs.

He averaged 7.1 points and 5.0 assists per game last season.

While the addition of Schroder will help replace Rondo’s production, it will be hard to replicate his experience and championship pedigree.

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Peter is a graduate of Quinnipiac University where he covered the MAAC and college basketball for three years. He has worked for NBC Sports, the Connecticut Sun and the Meriden Record-Journal covering basketball and other major sports. Follow him on Twitter @peterdewey2.