The Sacramento Kings have an important decision coming up this summer regarding free agent Rajon Rondo. Previous reports have indicated that the Kings are very interested in keeping the mercurial point guard. In his latest column from the NBA Draft Lottery, ESPN's Zach Lowe dropped a new development:
The latest scuttlebutt is that the Kings are prepared to cut bait with Rajon Rondo if the bidding for him gets beyond a certain threshold that is lower than we might imagine, given the Kings' recent transaction history.
This is a change from what we've heard before, but should come as welcome news. Even the most ardent Rondo supporters should be on board with the idea of keeping him if the price is right, but letting him walk if the price is wrong. The question still remains, though, what exactly is the price the Kings would be comfortable with?
Letting Rondo walk isn't inherently a good or bad move. It depends on the price he fetches, what else the Kings do with the cap space, and how the Kings address the point guard position if Rondo isn't retained. We'll continue to watch the situation, and I'm sure we'll have plenty more updates in the coming months.