Rajon Rondo was a massive piece to the Los Angeles Lakers' puzzle this past season as helped the team win their 17th National Basketball Association championship.
The Lakers have done themselves a solid by adding Dennis Schroder and Montrezl Harrell as complementary pieces to LeBron and Anthony Davis.
When free agent Jerami Grant turned down Denver's three-year offer worth a reported $60 million in favor of bolting for similar terms but a larger offensive role in Detroit, the Nuggets increased their already dogged pursuit of Clippers free agent JaMychal Green. Both sides are interested in getting it done, according to people with knowledge of the talk.
Another crucial addition they made was to sign Wesley Matthews on a 1-year, $3.6 million deal yesterday. According to people, Harrell turned down more money from Charlotte to join the defending National Basketball Association champion Lakers. His numbers dipped in the playoffs to 10.5 points and 2.9 rebounds.
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Harrell, 26, was named NBA Sixth Man of the Year for the 2019-20 season.
Matthews is a versatile defender, able to defend point guards, shooting guards and small forwards. Rondo averaged 8.9 points and 6.6 assists in 24.7 minutes per game in the postseason with the Lakers. The free agent committed on a multiyear deal with the San Antonio Spurs but ultimately pivoted and signed with the Knicks. Rob Pelinka moved fast to clinch the first surprise of the night, the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year for 2020, having been a key player for the LA Clippers.
Montrezl Harrell is staying in Los Angeles (and the Staples Center), but with the other team. After all, he has strong history with new Clippers head coach Tyronn Lue.
This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.