Lagas Na! Rondo Joins Atlanta, Bradley Signs with Miami
Los Angeles Lakers’ championship roster was diminished further with veteran guards Rajon Rondo and Avery Bradley moving to Atlanta Hawks and Miami Heat, respectively.
In a report by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN on Saturday (Sunday in the Philippines), the two-time NBA champion has agreed to a two-year, $15M contract with the Hawks.
Rondo was the Hawks second acquisition for the day after earlier agreeing to a two-year, $10 million deal with former Chicago Bull point guard Kris Dunn.
Also bolting out from the Lakers camp is Bradley, who according to Shams Charania of The Athletic, has agreed to a two-year $11.6 million deal with Eastern Conference champions Heat.
According to Charania, Bradley was sold on the Heat’s culture and Pat Riley and Jimmy Butler recruited him to leave the Los Angeles. Earlier in the day, Miami also signed Moe Harkless to a one-year deal.
Rondo and Bradley were the fourth and fifth player to detach from the Lakers’ 2019-2020 season team aside from Danny Green, Dwight Howard and Quinn Cook.
Green and Howard are now reunited at the Philadelphia 76ers camp, while the Lakers have waived Cook.
Meanwhile, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has agreed to return to the Lakers in a three-year, $40M deal, Klutch Sports CEO Rich Paul said.