The Los Angeles Lakers are slated to re-sign veteran guard Rajon Rondo after clearing waivers earlier today. 

Rondo will fulfill a similar role as he did during the 2019-20 campaign which landed the Lakers a championship. He intending to sign a 1-year, $2.6 million deal and will make a total of $7.5 million after agreeing to a buyout with the Memphis Grizzlies. Rondo was part of a deal that landed him in Memphis in mid-August with the intent of being bought out. 

This pickup also follows the Lakers' offseason strategy of putting proven veterans around LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and Russell Westbrook. However, it is yet to be seen whether such an old team can remain healthy for an entire 82-game season and a presumably long postseason.