Rondo is expected to opt out of his contract with the Lakers, Chris Sheridan of BasketballNews.com reports.

The veteran point guard has a $2.62 million player option with the Lakers for next season, and it's not a major surprise to see he's expected to test the waters in free agency. A return to the Lakers with a higher salary would make sense after he played a pivotal role off the bench during the title run, though a return isn't guaranteed. Rondo averaged 8.9 points, 6.6 assists and 4.3 rebounds in 24.7 minutes while shooting 40 percent on three-pointers over 16 playoff games.

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