Los Angeles Lakers: Three bold predictions for Rajon Rondo next season

PORTLAND, OR - APRIL 17: Rajon Rondo #9 of the New Orleans Pelicans drives against Ed Davis #17 of the Portland Trail Blazers during Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Moda Center on April 17, 2018 in Portland, Oregon. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
PORTLAND, OR - APRIL 17: Rajon Rondo #9 of the New Orleans Pelicans drives against Ed Davis #17 of the Portland Trail Blazers during Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Moda Center on April 17, 2018 in Portland, Oregon. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images) /
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Rajon Rondo is one of several new faces on the Los Angeles Lakers heading into next season. Thus, what can we expect from the veteran guard in LA?

The Los Angeles Lakers signed several different veterans to one-year contracts after signing LeBron James to a four-year deal on the first day of free agency.

With Paul George opting to re-sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs not budging on a Kawhi Leonard trade this was the best route the Lakers could have gone. The Lakers had cap space to use and roster spots to fill, so bringing in veterans while maintaining cap flexibility next offseason was the best-case scenario.

While the Lakers have compiled a decent cast of players, the team certainly is still a tad bit away from the Golden State Warriors in terms of true title contention. However, it is obvious that the front office is not trying to build a title-winning team immediately.

If it happens it happens, however, the front office is more focused on building a contender that will last, hence the young talent and the cap space for another star next offseason.

Among the veterans is someone that is going to surprise many next season, Rajon Rondo. A lot of people questions the signing due to Rondo’s lack of three-point shooting. However, the signing itself was a great one for the overall outlook of the team.

Here are three things you should expect from Rajon Rondo in his first season as a Laker.