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Lakers, Celtics have discussed Rajon Rondo trade

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Could Kobe Bryant and Rajon Rondo be getting breakfast together as teammates soon?

David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

According to ESPN's Marc Stein, the Lakers are among the teams to discuss the possibility of trading for Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo as it begins to look increasingly likely that he and Boston will part ways:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>ESPN sources say Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets are also among the teams to engage Celtics in Rajon Rondo trade talks in recent days</p>&mdash; Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) <a href="https://twitter.com/ESPNSteinLine/status/545438594932817920">December 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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However, Stein's article does mention that as of right now, Dallas is the front runner to acquire the impending free agent. Projected by many analysts to be one of the top available unrestricted free agents this summer, Rondo is averaging 8 points, 10.6 assists, and 7.5 rebounds on 39.9% field goal percentage (24.1% on threes) in 31.8 minutes per game this season. Boston is said to be seeking compensation in draft picks and expiring contracts for the former Kentucky Wildcat. The Lakers would not seem to have much to offer, but maybe Kobe being Rondo's breakfast buddy for life leaves the lead guard trying to force his way to the purple and gold?

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