Lakers veteran Rajon Rondo came to Orlando to help the team win a championship. Well, his fractured thumb won’t be of great help for the Los Angeles Lakers in the next few weeks. The veteran guard recovers from his injury and he doesn’t miss a chance to prepare for the deep postseason. One thing stands for sure. Rondo prepares to hit the floor, and the Lakers can’t wait to have him back. They have already lost a few key players.
Avery Bradley is out and a few other players missed some time due to injuries. LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Dwight Howard were listed as probable for the game against the Denver Nuggets.
Let’s go back to Rondo. According to reports, Rondo has been working with Lakers senior basketball advisor Kurt Rambis. They are preparing for the return of the season, and Rondo looks great. Tania Ganguli reported on his return, adding that Rondo works out in Orlando. Well, we do know that he is not inside the bubble. According to Lakers head coach Frank Vogel, Rondo and Rambis are “the odd couple.”
Rajon Rondo will fire up Orlando
Rondo missed six games of the NBA restart due to his thumb fracture. The 34-year-old had a surgery to fix his thumb. The Lakers will have him back in the first round of the playoffs.
LA can use Rondo’s veteran experience and his leadership skills to enter the postseason. The team doesn’t have much success in Orlando and they went 2-4, clinching the top seed in the West.
Rondo’s return will be of great help to the team. He will take some of the playmaking burden off King James. Let’s not forget that Rondo has tons of playoff experience. He made the playoffs on multiple occasions as a player with the Boston Celtics.
Rondo played 48 games for LA this season. he was a starter in three games. the veteran is averaging 7.1 points, 3.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game with the Lakers this year.
His workout with Rambis is really promising. Rondo needs to be as sharp as ever.