Skip Bayless takes to Twitter to congratulate the Los Angeles Clippers for winning 2021 title after trading Lou Williams for Rajon Rondo.
The 2021 NBA trade deadline was centered around the possibility of a point guard not named Rajon Rondo being moved from Toronto to a title contender. However, after clearing out two roster spots, Masai Ujiri ultimately decided on keeping Kyle Lowry for the remainder of the season.
Rajon Rondo, on the other hand, perhaps stole the show. With less than 2 minutes remaining for the trade deadline, the Clippers traded Lou Williams and two second-round picks for Rajon Rondo.
Rondo was barely seeing any playing time in his short stint with the Atlanta Hawks this season. Rajon was also quite underwhelming whenever he took the floor with his new team.
He’s been averaging 4 points and 3.5 assists in the 27 games he’s played thus far. The reason why the Clippers pulled the trigger on Rondo, all while giving up on beloved 6th man Lou Williams, is because of what he brings to the table come Playoff time.
Skip Bayless is ecstatic about the Los Angeles Clippers trading for Rajon Rondo
Despite some obvious on-court chemistry issues, the biggest threat to a Los Angeles Lakers repeat would most probably have to be the Los Angeles Clippers. Considering the fact that LeBron James is on the Lakers, it’s clear where Skip Bayless’s loyalties lie in the ‘Battle for LA’.
“Congrats Clippers, you just won your first NBA championship. You finally got Rondo, the magic move I campaigned for through the offseason. He got his cake and eat it too.”
Congrats, Clippers, you just won your first NBA championship. You finally got Rondo, the magic move I campaigned for through the offseason. He got his cake (bigger salary from Atl) and eat it too (starting PG for the Clips). He can go Deion Sanders (win one for SF then Dallas).
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) March 26, 2021
Rondo signed a 2 year/$15 million deal prior to the start of the 2020-21 NBA season – this is Bayless’ cake. This is a near 200% increase from his previous contract worth 2 year/$5 million.
NBA pandits were lobbying for the Clippers to pair Paul George and Kawhi Leonard up with a true point guard who could facilitate the offense. George Hill and Lonzo Ball were also in the thick of all conversations around the Clippers’ trade activity.
The ‘Rajon Rondo’ experiment, in theory, should work. This trade should be a trade litmus test for the ‘all the Clippers need is a point guard’ believers.