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The Lakers, pioneers in signing Rondo after the purchase of the Grizzlies

FILE – Los Angeles Lakers’ Rajon Rondo # 9 passes the ball during the third quarter against the Miami Heat in Game Five of the 2020 NBA Finals at AdventHealth Arena at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on October 9, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Mike Ehrmann / Getty Images / AFP

The Memphis Grizzlies announced Saturday that they have resigned veteran point guard Rajon Rondo.

Multiple reports indicate that Rondo received a termination from the Grizzlies contract and is likely to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday once he approves the waivers.

Memphis acquired Rondo from the Los Angeles Clippers as part of a trade announced Aug. 16 in which Eric Bledsoe left for Los Angeles.

Rondo, 35, was part of the Lakers team that won the 2019-20 title. He played two seasons with the team, the first was in 2018-19, and he averaged 8.1 points and 6.5 assists in 94 regular season games (32 starts).

Rondo was split last season between the Atlanta Hawks (27 games) and Clippers (18) and averaged 5.4 points and 4.4 assists.

Rondo was a four-time All-Star early in his career when he played for the Boston Celtics. He played more than eight seasons with Boston until he was traded to the Dallas Mavericks in December 2014, and has since played with the Sacramento Kings, Chicago Bulls, New Orleans Pelicans, Lakers, Hawks and Clippers.

Overall, Rondo has career averages of 10.0 points, 8.1 assists and 4.6 rebounds in 918 games (732 starts) with all eight teams over 15 NBA seasons.

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