With the rift between Rajon Rondo and the Dallas Mavericks still unresolved, it seems likely that the veteran point guard will sign elsewhere when he hits free agency in this offseason. One of the teams reportedly in the running for Rondo is the Sacramento Kings, who are looking for a starting PG to join center DeMarcus Cousins and forward Rudy Gay, Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe reports.
Washburn reports that Rondo, 29, was the focus of multiple trade rumors involving the Kings during his time in Boston. The report added that Rondo is close friends with Gay and that may be a factor in Rondo's decision.
Rondo's rift with some members of the Mavericks has been highly publicized the past season, particularly his problems with head coach Rick Carlisle. Dallas qualified for the postseason but lost in the first round to the Houston Rockets in five games.
Rondo, who is a four-time NBA All-Star (2010 to 2013), played for the Boston Celtics from 2006 to 2014 before landing in Dallas during the 2014-2015 season. Rondo was a key part in the Celtics’ NBA title run in 2008, along with Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen -- all of whom are now gone from the Celtics.
Rondo is considered one of the top free agents for the 2015 offseason, along with LaMarcus Aldridge (Portland Trail Blazers), Kawhi Leonard (San Antonio Spurs), Paul Millsap (Atlanta Hawks), Kevin Love (Cleveland Cavaliers), Reggie Jackson (Detroit Pistons), Draymond Green (Golden State Warriors), Patrick Beverley (Houston Rockets), Marc Gasol (Memphis Grizzlies) and DeAndre Jordan (Los Angeles Clippers).