• Rondo and Jordan may reunite as part of the Los Angeles Lakers
  • The Lakers are limited to offering minimum salaries to Rondo and Jordan
  • Jordan is someone who can provide more options for the Lakers inside the paint

Rajon Rondo and DeAndre Jordan are on the radar of several teams with growing speculation that both may be bought out by the Memphis Grizzlies and Brooklyn Nets respectively.

Traded by the Los Angeles Clippers to the Grizzlies recently, Rondo is seen as someone that is most likely to be shipped away with Memphis already having a stacked roster.

On the part of Jordan, there have been claims that the All-Star center is likely to be dealt out soon.

According to a report from The Athletic, the Nets are trying to move Jordan and the proof of this is that he has been shopped this summer–including in the recent NBA Draft.

Rajon Rondo Los Angeles Lakers
Rajon Rondo #9 of the Los Angeles Lakers takes an inbound during the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Harry How/Getty Images

There is no official update yet on the status of Rondo, but most believe that he will be on the move.

Should the two All-Stars be bought out, Ramon Shelburne of ESPN said on the “Mason & Ireland” show that both are strong candidates to be picked up by the Lakers.

Rondo is no stranger to the Lakers. He was part of the last NBA champion squad but opted to try out the free-agent market for other opportunities.

His playmaking is seen as one of the biggest things that the Lakers could use, something that was noticeably absent from the franchise last season.

“He was a big part of what we did last year, a big part of our culture and he’s definitely missed,” Lakers coach Frank Vogel said back in February.

The Lakers have three open roster spots, so adding Rondo and Jordan would make sense. One slot is reportedly reserved for a buyout addition. However, those claims are subject to change.

Jordan, on the other hand, would provide the Lakers a big boost in the middle.

With only Dwight Howard and Marc Gasol around, Jordan could provide that inside presence that Los Angeles needs.

DeAndre Jordan Clippers Cavaliers
DeAndre Jordan #6 of the LA Clippers reacts during the game against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on Nov. 22, 2017 in Atlanta. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

The 33-year-old can fit in perfectly and is not required to score. He just needs to control the rebounds and protect the rim for the Lakers

Assuming Rondo and Jordan do get bought out, the best to expect is a minimum salary from the Lakers.

However, that could all be amply rewarded with a potential NBA ring for the 2021-22 wars.