Rajon Rondo will play for the Cavaliers; reached an agreement with the Lakers

Rajon rondo had a limited role as a stand-in for some Lakers with ups and downs. The Cavaliers They will ask you to be more active. Cleveland agre

Rajon rondo had a limited role as a stand-in for some Lakers with ups and downs. The Cavaliers They will ask you to be more active.

Cleveland agreed to acquire the four-time All-Star veteran on Friday in exchange for point guard Denzel Valentine, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Friday.

The Cavs, who are 20-15 and fifth in the Eastern Conference, needed an experienced point guard to help them continue their strong start to the season after losing to Spaniard for the remainder of the season. Ricky Rubio as a result of a knee injury, suffered this week.

Will add to Rondo to your payroll once the agreement is approved by the NBAsaid the person, who asked to remain anonymous because the teams had not yet held the required conference call with the league.

The time of your arrival is complicated because Rondo It has been under the Covid-19 protocols since last week. He would need to get the go-ahead before joining the Cavs.

The 35-year-old Rondo is averaging 3.1 points and 3.7 assists in 18 games in what was his second chance with the Lakers, who don’t seem to have found good chemistry and have had to deal with a series of injuries in one of the older lineups. of the league.

The Cavaliers They are at the other end of the spectrum. They have a solid base of young players, among which the rookie forward stands out. Evan Mobley, the base Darius garland and the pivot Jarrett allen, who have played at an All-Star level.

blond was key as a mentor of Garland, with his leadership and contributing on both sides of the court as a substitute. His enthusiastic and unselfish style of play was reflected in the Cavaliers.

TO Rondo they will ask you the same with Cavs, who won just 22 games the previous season, are trying to continue after their impressive start and aim to reach the playoffs for the first time since Lebron James came out after the 2018 season.

Rondo He also comes in with postseason experience. He has played 134 playoff games, including 19 in the Finals and won titles with Boston (2008) and Lakers (2020).

The Lakers They are 17-19 years old and have had difficulties with one of the oldest schools in the NBA. In a substitute position, the 35-year-old point guard averages 3.1 points and 3.7 assists in 18 games.

Valentine averaged 9.3 minutes with Cavs, who signed the 28-year-old in September for two years. Drawn in the first round in 2016, Valentine spent four seasons with the Chicago Bulls, but missed the 2018-19 season with ankle surgery.