Rajon Rondo is still on the market, but according to some recent reports, not for long. Yesterday, ESPN reported that the Sacramento Kings requested a meeting with Rondo and last night, the Kings traded Carl Landry, Nik Stauskas, and Jason Thompson to the Philadelphia 76ers to free up some cap room to go after Rondo, Wesley Matthews, and Monta Ellis.
The interest is reportedly mutual, with SI’s Chris Mannix reporting that Rondo wants $10 million for a one-year contract after a rocky year in Boston and Dallas; however, is Sacramento the right fit? The Kings are already a dumpster fire, and adding Rondo would likely only fan the flames. Rondo is a notoriously difficult teammate, George Karl a notoriously difficult coach, and DeMarcus Cousins a notoriously big personality. Get Karl out of the picture and it gets a little easier, but could Rondo and Cousins coexist? That could either be amazing or awful. At the very least, entertaining.