Rajon Rondo is piling up meaningless stats for a floundering Lakers team. Dwight Powell continues to roll. What changed on a medium-size Monday that you can apply to your fantasy team down the stretch? (03-04-19)…
May 10, 2019, 6:54 pmRajon Rondo - G - 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 Rondo - G - 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 Rondo - G - 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 Rondo - G - 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.
March 31, 2019, 8:49 pmRajon Rondo - G - Los Angeles Lakers
Rajon Rondo led the Lakers to a 130-102 blowout of his former team, the Pelicans, on Sunday with 24 points, 12 assists, four triples, three steals and five boards.
Rondo felt disrespected by the lack of an offer from the Pelicans this past summer so he did his best to use non-verbal communication to communicate on Sunday. The Pelicans aren't trying to win games at this point so the performance only helps Rondo's DFS and fantasy owners.
March 30, 2019, 1:20 pmRajon Rondo - G - Los Angeles Lakers
Following Friday's win, Rajon Rondo said he would "absolutely" like to return to the Lakers next season.
Rondo added that the team has nowhere to go but up, so read into that what you will. While he's still a solid assists specialist, it's tough to say whether Rondo's best fantasy spot is in L.A. or not. On one hand, the Lakers should be committed to giving Lonzo Ball the keys to the car. On the other, Ball's missed significant time in each of the previous two seasons and having Rondo around as depth wouldn't be the worst thing in the world. Regardless, Rondo holds limited utility in standard leagues and probably wouldn't be treated as the starter on just about any team in the league, so don't get too excited.
March 30, 2019, 1:39 amRajon Rondo - G - Los Angeles Lakers
Rajon Rondo put up seven points, six rebounds, 17 assists, five steals, a 3-pointer and just one turnover on Friday against the Hornets.
The dimes were a season-high for Rondo, who has seen his minutes fluctuate lately. Tonight he logged 35 and came through with a huge performance, and if you've been rolling with him through the ups and downs for assists you were very much rewarded. Rondo's still only an assists specialist and isn't a must-own player unless you're on the hunt for dimes and some steals.
March 28, 2019, 1:22 amRajon Rondo - G - Los Angeles Lakers
Rajon Rondo scored three points and shot a horrid 1-of-11 from the field to go with five rebounds and six assists in a loss to the Jazz.
The Lakers got blown out without LeBron James in this one, and Rondo's off night certainly did not help the cause. Alex Caruso had a solid game, with 13 points and four assists on 5-of-10 shooting. Caruso caught an alley-oop posterizer over Kyle Korver. Rondo is an assists and steals specialist and Caruso can be left on the wire.
March 25, 2019, 12:32 amRajon Rondo - G - Los Angeles Lakers
Rajon Rondo played 37 minutes on Sunday night but only turned it into three points, five rebounds, nine assists and a steal.
Rondo's only make on six attempts did come from behind the line, but there's not enough here to hang on unless you're in need of assists. The fact that he does have four games next week keeps him closer to the radar than he would otherwise, but Rondo has alternated big and moderate-minute games over his last five. It wouldn't be surprising if the Lakers dialed back on his time with their season over, adding a little bit more risk in case you weren't feeling frisky enough. Alex Caruso had six points and two boards in 18 minutes tonight as the backup point guard.
March 19, 2019, 11:54 pmRajon Rondo - G - Los Angeles Lakers
Rajon Rondo double-doubled with 13 points, 10 assists, six rebounds, two steals, one block and a 3-pointer in a loss to the Bucks on Tuesday.
With few healthy Laker bodies around, Rondo continues to accumulate stats with late-round production. He's an asset in assists, rebounds (for a guard) and steals, but the rest is usually ugly.
March 17, 2019, 3:06 pmRajon Rondo - G - Los Angeles Lakers
Rajon Rondo played 28 minutes in Sunday's loss to the Knicks, tallying only three points, five rebounds, five assists and a steal.
Rondo's trending down as Alex Caruso's strong play is tilting the playing time scales. His middle-round run over the last couple of weeks means that a hold is probably warranted, but that won't apply to every fantasy team. There's still assists specialist potential but if you don't need dimes, it's a tough sell.
March 15, 2019, 9:57 pmRajon Rondo - G - Los Angeles Lakers
Rajon Rondo played 37 minutes in Friday's road loss to the Pistons and had 15 points, a 3, eight rebounds, seven assists, two steals and three turnovers.
Rondo has had top-75 value in 9-cat over his last seven games and should be owned everywhere despite the flaws in his fantasy game. Alex Caruso had his second straight good game with 16 points, two 3s, four rebounds, two steals and a block in 24 minutes.
March 14, 2019, 10:37 pmRajon Rondo - G - Los Angeles Lakers
Rajon Rondo scored 13 points on 5-of-10 shooting while adding five rebounds, eight dimes and a steal on Thursday.
Rondo is going to put up numbers to end the season and even though he's one of the worst defenders on the team Coach Walton is set on playing him. The assist numbers are going to come with his minutes and he's worth a streaming spot as dimes are hard to find on the wire.
March 7, 2019, 1:28 amRajon Rondo - G - Los Angeles Lakers
Rajon Rondo put up four points, seven rebounds, 11 assists, two steals and a block in 35 minutes on Wednesday but his biggest impact was made by his choice of seating as the game wound down.
With things decided, Rondo felt it would be appropriate to sit in some courtside seats that fans had vacated, a few chairs down from the bench and away from his teammates. It's atrocious behavior from a guy that the Lakers expected to provide some veteran leadership, especially with their season in a tailspin. On one of the most significant nights of LeBron James' career, Rondo couldn't resist the chance to do something selfish and stupid. He's only a late-round fantasy asset.