When Rajon Rondo said before last season he deserved a max contract, it seemed reasonable.
But after a disastrous stint with the Mavericks, Rondo settled for just a one-year, $9.5 million deal with the Kings last summer.
Now that he’s playing better, how much will Rondo get as unrestricted free agent this offseason?
“I don’t know whether he will quite get the maximum, mostly because we don’t know what the max is going to be,” one Eastern Conference general manager told Sporting News. “But there is going to be a lot of money on the market and only a handful of players who you would really say are max guys. If Rajon were to keep playing the way he’s been playing, if he is not getting the max next year, it’ll be close.”
“It would not surprise me at all if he winds up with a max deal next summer,” another league executive told Sporting News. “Maybe not for five years, but a three-year deal or something like that. But if he stays healthy, I would expect the money to be around max. But let’s see how the year goes.”
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