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Saturday, July 11, 2020

Report: Kings will not get into bidding war for Rajon Rondo


Rajon Rondo’s tenure with the Sacramento Kings may prove to be a short one.

According to ESPN’s Zach Lowe, the Kings won’t push hard to retain Rondo if bidding on him goes too high – and according to Lowe, that line is “lower than we might imagine.”

Rondo wasn’t bad for Sacramento in 2015-16. He led the league in assists, linked up well with DeMarcus Cousins, stayed healthy, and statistically posted numbers similar to the ones he did in his Boston heyday. The Kings were bad, though, and they’re not likely to see a dramatic improvement in fortunes next season. Rondo landed with the Kings on a discount, and that may not happen a second time. He’s a luxury item on a bad team.

When Rondo does hit the market, there’s at least one player out there who would love to have him on his team.

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