Teams inquiring on Rajon Rondo will be told emphatically that the guard prefers a one year deal, Chris Mannix of SI tweets. Rondo, who has a tarnished reputation at this point, is looking to restore his value and cash in next summer.
Rondo’s value at this point is difficult to peg, with speculation suggesting that he’d struggle to make salaries of $10-12MM on his next deal. Recently, it was reported that there is mutual interest between Rondo and the Kings. Rudy Gay is working to recruit the once highly-regarded athlete to Sacramento, but Gay himself is also being brought up in trade talk. The Lakers, with whom the Kings have reportedly engaged in talks regarding Cousins, have also been mentioned as Rondo suitors. All of these teams will apparently have to sign Rondo as a rental if they want him, but that could be seen as a plus given the risk factor involved with the 29-year-old.