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It's the end of an era in Los Angeles.

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the LA Clippers are trading Lou Williams and two future second-round picks to the Atlanta Hawks for veteran point guard Rajon Rondo.

The 35-year-old guard won his second NBA championship with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2019-20 before signing a two-year deal worth $15 million with the Hawks during the offseason. He hasn't played much for Atlanta this season, but Rondo is well-known for his playmaking ability and postseason success. 

Williams has enjoyed plenty of success with the Clippers over the last four seasons, including averaging a career-high 22.6 points per game in 2017-18. Williams also picked up two Sixth Man of the Year awards in the process and became the highest-scoring bench player in the history of the NBA. In last night's win over the San Antonio Spurs, Williams scored his 15,000th career point. 

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It's unclear what Rondo's exact role with the Clippers will be, but it feels safe to assume that he'll become a secondary playmaker off the bench who could also start in games when LA is without Patrick Beverley. Moving Williams should also clear the way for Luke Kennard to take on a larger role off the bench. 

The NBA trade deadline is set for 12:00 p.m. PT. 

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