I don’t think signing Rondo would be a bad deal. He appears to have been a good mentor to young players last year. It also looks like the Lakers have pieces they can move at the deadline. Lopez is a 7 footer who has added 3 point range to strong post scoring. KCP is a solid 3 and D guy. Lou Williams got them a late 1st round pick this year. Those guys could get a future 1st as well if they have strong seasons. Dumping the Deng contract would give LA a ton of flexibility. Of course, their future success still depends largely on either Ball of Ingram becoming a superstar which is far from certain.