Among the big hits made for the moment during this free agency, we must salute the Hawks. Lhe signing of Rajon Rondo is not to be taken lightly and reveals real ambitions for Georgia. Team superstar Trae Young reacted to the arrival. So happy ?
Trae Young has found his new mentor. Vince Carter gone, a new veteran arrives in Atlanta. Point guard Rajon Rondo, champion last month with the Lakers, signed for 2 years and $ 15 million with the Hawks.
The ex-Laker preferred to take up a new challenge by becoming Trae Young’s backup rather than stacking up for the back-to-back. His departure notably reacted to LeBron James, to whom he replied, but not only. The Hawks superstar has expressed himself in his own way too, and he seems enthusiastic to say the least.
Trae just posted this on his Instagram. Clearly approves. pic.twitter.com/axHuaLBV5p
— Chris Kirschner (@ChrisKirschner) November 21, 2020
Bring [Young] just posted this on his Instagram. It’s clearly approved.
Rajon Rondo in Atlanta is a big yes for Trae Young! The point guard approves and is delighted with the arrival of his new backup, which will provide a little more reinforcement on the defensive side while Young continues to mistreat opposing teams in attack.
If the enthusiasm of the young star is no doubt, it is nevertheless necessary to underline a small error in the assembly. Indeed, for the first time in his career, Rajon Rondo will have to abandon his famous number 9. The latter has not been available for ages in Atlanta, precisely since the retirement of legend Bob Pettit.
Another problem that could be highlighted: Rondo’s regularity. If the latter was acclaimed for his performances in the bubble, we must not forget that he was much criticized before that. Fans unfortunately noticed that the veteran was not the same player in the playoffs and in the regular season. And the playoffs, Atlanta has not played them since 2017.
With Rondo, the Hawks hope to get out of the Eastern funds and regain the postseason. After Luka Doncic, Trae Young is also looking for his first experience at the highest level of competition.