Unrestricted free agent Rajon Rondo is scheduled to meet with the Brooklyn Nets, according to the New York Post’s Brian Lewis.
— Brian Lewis (@NYPost_Lewis) June 30, 2016
The mercurial guard had a relative bounce-back season with the Sacramento Kings in 2015-2016, averaging 11.9 points and a league-leading 11.7 assists per game, despite drawing the ire and frustration of head coach Rick Carlisle and the entire Dallas Mavericks organization the year prior. While impressive on paper, Rondo has long been accused of stat-padding and many experts take the 11.7 assists line with a grain of salt.
Still, in a thin market for point guards, the 30 year-old distributor might be worth a reclamation project. Of course, the devil will be in the (contract) details, as Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders indicated that the Nets might even be willing to give Rondo a max contract.
The free agency period begins at midnight and rookie general manager Sean Marks continues to keep his master plan close to the vest.