Immediately following the signing of DeMarcus Cousins, Adrian Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelburne of ESPN have reported that the Los Angeles Lakers have re-signed Rajon Rondo to a two-year deal (for the vet minimum according to Tania Ganguli/LA Times).
Rajon Rondo will follow up his first year as a Laker with the potential to be the team’s full-time starting point guard in year two. Quinn Cook (or Alex Caruso if the Lakers bring him back) will possibly get a chance, but as Rondo has familiarity with both LeBron James and Anthony Davis, don’t be shocked if Rondo is the starter opening night.
The Lakers roster is starting to shape up following this signing and the Cousins signing before that. After Kawhi Leonard’s decision to team up with Paul George on the Los Angeles Clippers, the Lakers have now signed Danny Green, Quinn Cook, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, JaVale McGee, Cousins, and Rondo.
The contingency plan is fully in place right now for the Lakers. They might have a couple more moves up their sleeves, but the depth chart for the squad is definitely starting to fill out.