He’s not the same point guard that helped lead the Celtics to a title, but Rajon Rondo is fresh off of leading the NBA in assist, and would provide the Philadelphia 76ers with a quality veteran to lead the team.
According to Keith Pompey — the 76ers are interested in the services of Rondo.
However, ESPN’s Undefeated is reporting the Sacramento Kings, Chicago Bulls, Sixers and possibly the New Orleans Pelicans have expressed interest in the 10-year veteran.
Rondo averaged 11.9 points and a league-leading 11.7 assists this past season with the Kings. That marked the fourth time that he averaged a double-double during his career.
ESPN is reporting that Rondo is open-minded about returning to Kings. However, the Kings don’t want to offer him a lucrative contract.
According to the report — the 76ers would be willing to overpay certain free agents, and should — if they hope to solidify the reputation of a “free agent destination.”
Rondo averaged 11.9 points, 11.7 assists, six rebounds, and two steals in 72 games for the Sacramento Kings in 2015-16, and reportedly met with the Bulls on Friday as well.