Clayton Kershaw improved to 16-3 after allowing one run (zero earned) on six hits and two walks with ten strikeouts over eight solid innings against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
Kershaw has been unbelievable this season as he is now the proud owner of a 1.73 ERA and 0.84 WHIP through 22 starts while maintaining an impressive 194:23 K:BB rate over 161.1 innings. Since allowing seven runs to the Diamondbacks back on May 17, Kershaw has allowed three runs or less in each of his last 18 starts while fanning at least eight batters in 14 of those starts. He will look to keep up his incredible run when he takes on the Nationals on Tuesday. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Rajon Rondo has agreed to a one-year deal with the Kings.
There was some late buzz that Rondo could join the Lakers, but instead he'll sign with the Sacramento Kings for a one-year, $10 million deal. Rondo's season fell apart in 2014 after being traded to Dallas, but expectations will still be high for the point guard due to his track record. That being said, last year's meltdown for Rondo was jarring, as his assists per game fell from 10.8 to 6.5, and his rebounds went from 7.5 to 4.5 per game. Hopefully Rondo will become better acclimated with his team in Dallas, as if he can get it together, Rondo could be a key piece in his new team's playoff bid. Analysis: Ben Diamond
Patrick Beverley has agreed to a four-year deal with the Rockets.
The 26-year old will return to Houston after spending his first three seasons with the team, averaging 8.9 points, 3 assists, and 4.2 rebounds per game over his tenure. Last season was his best as a professional, and Beverley will look to earn an expanded role in the backcourt next season after averaging 30.8 minutes last season. The four-year deal is worth $25 million. Analysis: Ben Diamond