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Cavaliers nearing deal to acquire Rajon Rondo from the Lakers

Written by Doug Rush

Cavaliers nearing deal to acquire Rajon Rondo from the Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers are nearing a trade.

With Ricky Rubio dealing with a season-ending knee injury, the Cavaliers are close to acquiring veteran Rajon Rondo from the Lakers.

Rondo’s second stint with the Lakers wasn’t a successful one, as he only played in 18 games and averaged 3.8 points with 3.7 assists.

Rondo was on the Lakers team two seasons ago that won the 2020 NBA Finals and returned to the Lakers this season after spending the 2020-21 season with the Atlanta Hawks and Los Angeles Clippers.

With the Lakers off to a 17-19 start and as the seventh seed in the Western Conference, they have been off to a disappointing start to the year and could look to retool the team, as now team can make trades with one another.

About the author

Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.


In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.


After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.


In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.


Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.