Lakers Have 'Serious Interest' In Rajon Rondo After Meeting

by Leon Thompson July 13, 2017, 0:21
Lakers Have 'Serious Interest' In Rajon Rondo After Meeting

General manager Rob Pelinka has said the Lakers are firmly committed to preserving enough cap space in 2018 to sign two free agents to max contracts.

ESPN's Brian Windhorst first reported the deal and will be for 1 year at 18-million dollars.

Caldwell-Pope is an unrestricted free agent after the Detroit Pistons pulled their qualifying offer to the four-year National Basketball Association veteran last week once it became apparent they no longer had the cap flexibility to match an offer sheet since Detroit has a hard cap for the upcoming season.

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Nets are expected to pursue Kentavious Caldwell-Pope after they missed out on Porter.

With the drafting of Duke shooting guard Luke Kennard, the Pistons viewed Caldwell-Pope as expendable and they rescinded the qualifying offer.

The former Detroit Pistons standout was a hot commodity on the free agent market, although many teams didn't want to overpay for his services. Caldwell-Pope is an excellent shooter with a soft touch and is coming off his best season shooting the three (35 percent). Rose averaged 18 points, 4.4 assists and 3.8 rebounds per game with NY last season, showing that he can still play despite all of his past injuries.

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He saved face during the playoffs, when he averaged 11.5 points, 10 assists and 8.5 rebounds per game in two wins over the Celtics to begin the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. Rondo and Lonzo would certainly be an interesting point guard duo ... He's younger than Rondo, but doesn't bring the veteran presence the Lakers are searching for.

The fact that the Lakers would like to do one-year deals with both players doesn't mean that one (or both) couldn't be a part of their future. It is believed he will play a significant role on a rising team.

Nwaba had been playing in Summer League with the Lakers, showing fortitude as one of the team's strongest players.

This deal checks all the needs the Lakers were looking for, and able to do so without risking more than one year's cap space.

The person who told the AP about the contract spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday night because the deal hasn't been announced.

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