Kawhi Leonard joined Paul George on the Los Angeles Clippers, and the Lakers responded by signing three point guards, two shooting guards and two centers. All of this took 18 hours.
October 22, 2019, 2:39 pmRajon RondoPG, Los Angeles Lakers
Coach Frank Vogel said that Rajon Rondo (calf) is a game-time decision in their game against the Clippers on Tuesday.
Rondo's status is likely to come down to the wire, and with the game starting at 10:00 p.m. E.T, it makes for a tricky situation on a two-game DFS slate. We will continue to update his status as the information rolls in. Alex Caruso and Quinn Cook would be in line for additional minutes if Rondo can't go.
Source: Mark Medina on Twitter
October 21, 2019, 4:15 pmRajon RondoPG, Los Angeles Lakers
Rajon Rondo (calf soreness) is questionable for Tuesday's opener against the Clippers.
Rondo managed to avoid injury in the preseason but was a last-minute addition to the list on the eve of the opener. He's an assists specialist and only works in certain fantasy builds, and his absence could open up more time for the more-interesting Alex Caruso. Check back tomorrow for another update.
Source: Mike Bresnahan on Twitter
October 18, 2019, 3:41 pmRajon RondoPG, Los Angeles Lakers
Rajon Rondo, Quinn Cook, Avery Bradley, Danny Green, JaVale McGee, Dwight Howard, Anthony Davis and LeBron James are sitting out Friday's preseason finale vs. the Warriors.
The Lakers are placing the emphasis on preseason in this one after already playing the Warriors on Monday and Wednesday. The veterans will get some rest in what is bound to be an ugly game for the youngsters.
Source: Dave McMenamin on Twitter
October 14, 2019, 9:07 pmDanny GreenSG, Los Angeles Lakers
Danny Green, Avery Bradley and Rajon Rondo will rest on Monday vs. the Warriors, joining LeBron James and Anthony Davis.
The Lakers took care of Golden State in their first preseason meeting, and they actually play them again on Wednesday and Friday. The veterans will take some time off tonight.
Source: Dave McMenamin on Twitter
October 10, 2019, 12:47 pmRajon RondoPG, Los Angeles Lakers
Rajon Rondo drew the start in Thursday's 111-114 loss to the Nets in China, producing 18 points, five rebounds, six assists and two 3-pointers on 7-of-13 from the field.
Rondo was quite active in his 24 minutes on the floor, and it looks like the Lakers will let this competition run throughout the preseason — or at least until Kyle Kuzma is healthy enough to regain his starting spot. Bradley scored five points with two steals in 20 minutes off the pine, and neither player makes for an appealing target in standard leagues. At least Rondo holds some value as an assists specialist. Alex Caruso got 22 minutes off the bench and delivered 11 points, eight assists, three steals, a block and three 3-pointers. It feels like he could be on the outside looking in when the season begins but in a true meritocracy he'd be playing ahead of Rondo.
October 5, 2019, 10:50 pmAvery BradleySG, Los Angeles Lakers
Avery Bradley did not do much with his 13 minutes on the floor on Saturday, recording just one rebound and three fouls.
Rajon Rondo fared a bit better, recording eight points, one rebound, four assists and one steal in 19 minutes. The Lakers are still figuring out their regular-season rotation, but so far this doesn't look like a good performance coming from Bradley.
September 28, 2019, 4:57 pmRajon RondoPG, Los Angeles Lakers
Rajon Rondo was playing off-ball at shooting guard during practice on Saturday.
The first unit included LeBron James, Rondo, Danny Green, Anthony Davis and JaVale McGee. Lakers head coach Frank Vogel believes Rondo will complement James playing off-ball, but this seems hard to believe. This may only be the starting lineup until Kyle Kuzma fully recovers from the stress reaction in his left foot.
Source: Mike Bresnahan on Twitter
July 8, 2019, 10:06 pmRajon RondoPG, Los Angeles Lakers
Rajon Rondo has been officially re-signed by the Lakers.
Rondo has been up and down as he's changed teams the last few seasons, but when he's up he's been a spectacular source of steals. With news today that the Lakers plan to start LeBron James at point guard next season, the 33-year-old Rondo is going to have a tougher path to standard league relevance. If you need assists late in your draft, he's worth a flyer, especially if you're punting free throws (career 60.5 percent-shooter from the line).
Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter
July 6, 2019, 3:22 pmRajon RondoPG, Los Angeles Lakers
Rajon Rondo has reportedly agreed on a two-year deal to stay with the Lakers.
The Lakers have filled up six roster spots since the Kawhi news broke a little more than 12 hours ago and and still have three roster spots left to fill. Rondo missed a good amount of games last season with hand injuries but returned decent standard league value with 8.2 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.1 triples when he did play. He is a risky pick but should be able to continue to bringing top-150 value when he does play.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
May 10, 2019, 6:54 pmRajon RondoG, Los Angeles Lakers
Appearing recently on ESPN's NBA Countdown, Rajon Rondo indicated he wouldn't re-sign with the Lakers if the team hadn't secured a head coach when free agency starts.
Rondo's full quote is as follows: “With this point in my career, a head coach is big for me. It’s all about relationship. If they don’t have one, it’s a no go for me.” Implicit in his statement is the idea that even if the Lakers get a new head coach, it'd have to be a good fit for Rondo to consider staying in L.A.
April 10, 2019, 1:22 amRajon RondoG, Los Angeles Lakers
Rajon Rondo returned top-100/150 value in 8/9-cat leagues this season, thanks largely to 8.2 assists, 1.2 steals and a career-high 1.1 triples per game in 29.8 minutes per night.
Rondo missed two big chunks of time this season: 17 games after undergoing surgery for a fractured third metacarpal in his right hand and 14 games for a right ring finger sprain that eventually required surgery to repair a torn ligament. There was also the three-game suspension for the Chris Paul incident, but we won’t hold that against him as a durability issue. All the absences put Rondo in the top-180/210 in total value, but his fantasy appeal was determined by the rest of your roster. It should be the same going forward.
April 8, 2019, 12:52 amRajon RondoG, Los Angeles Lakers
Rajon Rondo did not leave the bench in Sunday's win and Luke Walton said after the game that he'd only play in an emergency situation on Tuesday.
And with that, Rondo is a drop. Good on Walton to give the minutes to players who are fighting for their NBA careers.
Source: Harrison Faigen on Twitter
April 5, 2019, 12:45 amRajon RondoG, Los Angeles Lakers
Rajon Rondo scored 12 points on 5-of-15 shooting with four rebounds, two assists, two steals and two triples in Thursday's 90-108 loss to the Warriors.
Rondo was due for some regression, but he's still worth deploying as the Lakers don't have anyone else besides him and Alex Caruso (37 minutes, nine points, five rebounds, six assists, a steal and a 3-pointer) to handle the ball. Caruso is also a standard-league value with how things are shaking up in L.A.
Just another uneventful year in Los Angeles...