With the 2020-21 NBA season set to get underway next month, teams around the league are moving fast and furious ahead of the window in which trades can be made and free agents can be signed.
Rajon Rondo and Danilo Gallinari are two veteran free agents that teams will be in hot pursuit of when free agency begins. It appears the Atlanta Hawks may have the edge in signing both players.
There is a growing belief among rival teams that Atlanta will be in pole position for Danilo Gallinari and Rajon Rondo when free agency begins later this week, league sources say
As @NYTSports reported on Oct. 28, Rondo is also poised to receive strong interest from the Clippers
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) November 18, 2020
Rondo made things interesting after declining his player option with the Los Angeles Lakers to pursue a lucrative deal in free agency. Many expected him to return to the championship team in Los Angeles, but he appears to value a bigger salary moving forward.
As for Gallinari, the Oklahoma City Thunder are seemingly starting from scratch and no longer value veterans like the Italian forward.
As Marc Stein pointed out, the Los Angeles Clippers also have interest in Rondo. It may come down to a two-team race for Rondo, with the Lakers seemingly moving on with Schroder now headed for Los Angeles.