Rajon Rondo may very well be an Atlanta Hawks goal throughout NBA free company later this week.
A two-time NBA champion, Rondo opted out of the ultimate yr of his contract with the Los Angeles Lakers. His participant possibility for the 2020-21 season was solely $2.6 million and he’ll garner extra money on the open market.
The Lousiville, Kentucky native kicked his manufacturing into overdrived within the NBA postseason when he averaged 8.9 factors, 6.6 assists, and 4.three rebounds in 24.7 minutes of motion whereas capturing 40 p.c from downtown.
Whereas he might re-sign with the Lakers, the Clipper and the Boston Celtics may be suitors.
No matter he decides to do throughout his profession, after his NBA profession is over, Rondo has aspirations in turning into an NBA head coach as famous earlier this fall.
Showing on the Heavy Stay With Scoop B Present, NBA legend Rod Strickland raved about Rondo’s management.
Rod Strickland on why Rajon Rondo shall be coach instantly:
“Simply due to his IQ and the texture. He’s a grasp of the sport. He clearly research the sport; he is aware of all the pieces about anybody else’s protection, so he most likely is aware of all of the coaches performs already, proper? As a result of he research so exhausting. I can see him strolling into a movie room and understanding each coaches’ performs. And he’s some extent guard so he needed to be a pacesetter, he needed to instruct folks. I believe it’s going to be so pure as a result of he’s doing it proper now; , he’s the purpose guard of the World Champions [Los Angeles Lakers] however, I can assure you he was one of many coaches. Generally folks don’t wanna hear that however, we’re coaches on the courtroom. If you happen to’re enjoying 10-15, 17, 20 years and also you’re some extent guard enjoying at a excessive stage, you’re a coach. It’s important to management the sport, it’s a must to management the huddle, it’s a must to management the locker room… there’s so many issues so I believe it’s going to be a pure development with him.”
Rod Strickland on making level guards like Rondo and Kyrie Irving makng changes alongside swingmen like LeBron James who can play level guard:
“I believe when you’ve got nice IQ gamers, excessive IQ gamers, they’ll determine it out they usually’ll share the ball dealing with. You understand with Kyrie — whenever you discuss Kyrie and LeBron, it’s a bit of totally different. Kyrie has a set off [laughs], so Kyrie can play each of these positions they usually can change backwards and forwards. However I at all times mentioned if I used to be a school coach I’d attempt to have two level guards. Like, I’d by no means thoughts having two level guards on the ground as a result of they’ll simply see the sport and management the sport; , guards and wings that may make performs…they’re those that win video games, so there can NEVER be an excessive amount of IQ on the courtroom. Now there is likely to be an issue if neither one among them can shoot however, so far as simply IQ’s… the extra larger IQ’s on the courtroom, the higher.”