Pros and Cons of Los Angeles Lakers Pursuing Rajon Rondo During 2015 Free Agency

Are the Los Angeles Lakers really serious about pursuing Dallas Mavericks point guard Rajon Rondo this summer when he becomes an unrestricted free agent?

And if they are, how would signing the 29-year-old former Boston Celtic and longtime Lakers adversary play into the team's plans to rebuild what is presently a decimated franchise?

And does it make sense, given his numerous injuries, advancing age and recent flame-out with the Dallas Mavericks?

A March 26 SportsNation poll (in ESPN The Magazine) asked fans which team Rondo will play for next season. An overwhelming number—42 percent—voted for the Lakers, with 10 percent picking the Mavericks, 11 percent the New York Knicks and 29 percent selecting "elsewhere."

For the sake of editorial balance, there are a few obvious Rondo traits that could make him attractive to the Lakers. One of his biggest admirers is Kobe Bryant, who has said on numerous occasions he wants the Lakers to pursue the point guard.



1. Champion

Rondo has been a champion, having starred for the Boston Celtics when they beat L.A. and captured the title in 2008.


2. Tremendous passer

Rondo's court sense is uncanny. He makes good players better by finding them in open spots on the floor. There have been games when Rondo's skills as a pass-first point guard conjure up comparisons to some of the greats, such as Steve Nash, John Stockton and Magic Johnson. Rondo averaged almost 11 assists in the 22 games he played in Boston this season.


3. Exceptional rebounder

Rondo is only 6'1" and 185 pounds, but he is a tenacious defender and knows how to get in position to grab errant, loose balls that don't find the basket. Prior to being dealt earlier this year to the Dallas Mavericks, he was averaging a career-best 7.5 rebounds per 32 minutes in Boston.
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Los Angeles Lakers