Lakers Rumors: Analyzing Buzz Surrounding Rajon Rondo and Quincy Miller

The Los Angeles Lakers (0-5) are off to a dreadful start in the 2014-15 season, so naturally the rumor mill is already set in motion. There is still time for the Lakers to work out the kinks, but it's no surprise folks are taking a look at this roster and wondering just how it might change for the better.

The Lakers currently rank 17th in offensive efficiency and deader-than-a-doornail last in defensive efficiency, allowing 117.4 points per 100 possessions according to ESPN's Hollinger rankings.

Kobe Bryant has resorted to shooting the ball at an astounding rate in order to generate offense. He's averaging 24.4 shots per game, a clip he hasn't hit since the 2005-06 season, when he put up 27.2 attempts a night.

The Lakers' illustrious history just adds to the novelty of watching them flounder in an absurdly talented Western Conference. They're like the school principal sitting above the dunk tank at the fair, and everyone's lining up to take their best shot.

Bryant and company don't appear to have much in the way of good news coming down the chute anytime soon, so it's only natural the biggest rumor surrounding the squad is one that has "wait until next year" written all over it.


Will the Lakers Pursue Rajon Rondo in 2015?

According to Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix, the Lakers may have their sights set on pursuing Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo next summer:

There is one player who makes sense in LA next season: Rajon Rondo. Several rival executives believe the Lakers will make a strong run at Rondo next summer, and it’s easy to see why. Rondo is young (28), plays a critical position and shares the same win-at-all-bleeping-cost attitude as Bryant. 

Indeed, Rondo—an unrestricted free agent in 2015—would fix many of the problems plaguing the current iteration of the Lakers, and few free-agent coups would ...

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