Three former Dallas Mavericks sign with Los Angeles Lakers
Three players with forgettable tenures with the Mavs all decided to join the Lakers this summer.
It started with Wayne Ellington signing a one-year deal worth $2.6 million with the 2020 NBA champions. The 33-year-old will provide floor spacing for the star-studded Lakers this season.
Ellington signed a two-year deal with the Mavericks in 2013 but was dealt to the Knicks after a forgettable first season where he fell out of the rotation.
Rajon Rondo found his way back to the Lakers after winning a title with them in 2020. He was traded from the Clippers to the Grizzlies before being bought out to land back in Los Angeles with the Lakers. Fans would rather forget Rondo played for the Mavericks after the infamous 2014 trade that ended with a playoff debacle.
DeAndre Jordan took a wild route to the Lakers too. He was traded from the Nets to Pistons only to be bought out. Jordan intends to sign with the Lakers, but the deal is not finalized. The 6'11 big man spurned the Mavericks in free agency in 2015 only to sign with them in 2018. His tenure was short-lived as he was traded to the Knicks in the Kristaps Porzingis deal.
Wayne Ellington, Rajon Rondo, and DeAndre Jordan will all be teammates on the Los Angeles Lakers this season.