The Los Angeles Lakers will be one of the busiest teams during the free agency period this summer, and one of their top targets is point guard Rajon Rondo.
The former Boston Celtics guard has had a troubled 12 months to say the least. Expected to lead from the front this season with the Celtics, Rondo cut a disengaged figure in Boston and was traded away to the Dallas Mavericks in January.
Rondo was even benched last week after ignoring a play call from his new coach, but despite all of his troubles, the Lakers - and particularly Kobe Bryant - are very much invested in trying to persuade him to come to LA this summer.
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Furthermore, the star baller finally discussed the interest the Lakers' and Kobe Bryant have in him during an interview with ESPN reporter Baxter Holmes over the weekend - and to say that Rondo is flattered by the interest would be an understatement.
But despite the interest from Kobe and the Lakers, Rajon Rondo says that he is fully focused on playing out the rest of the season with the Mavericks, before he becomes a free agent in the summer.
Rondo is then predicted to join the Lakers in the summer, with further tweets from Baxter Holmes displaying the camaraderie between Rondo and Bryant.