Rondo contributed 12 points (6-10 FG, 0-2 3Pt), six assists, four rebounds and two steals in 26 minutes during Thursday's 116-86 win at Golden State. Rondo started for the first time since Jan. 11 and produced a solid outing as the team's floor general in a comfortable win. Despite his good showing here, Rondo is widely expected to head back to the bench once LeBron James (groin) is available again -- something that could happen as early as Saturday at Memphis.
Rondo is in the starting lineup for Thursday's contest against the Warriors, Mike Trudell of the Lakers' official site reports. With LeBron James out due to a sore groin, Rondo will make his first start since Jan. 11, when he logged 33 minutes of action and posted a double-double of 21 points and 12 rebounds. In his other start Dec. 22, Rondo managed five points and dished out eight assists in 28 minutes.
Rondo recorded four points (1-2 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-4 FT), five assists, five steals and one rebound in 22 minutes during Sunday's 114-112 win over the Celtics. Rondo finished with a season high in steals while handing out at least five dimes for the third time in the last four games. Though Rondo does turn in a total dud every once in a while, he's still a decent source of assists at the very least. Furthermore, he continues to earn more minutes than fellow backup guard Alex Caruso more often than not.
Rondo finished with two points (1-2 FG, 0-1 3Pt), one rebound and one assist in 14 minutes Wednesday in the Lakers' 120-116 overtime win over the Nuggets. Rondo's huge game off the bench (23 points, six assists in 27 minutes) in Monday's win over the Spurs predictably proved to be an outlier, as he saw both his playing time and productivity taper off in a more competitive matchup. Unless LeBron James misses time due to an injury or sits out games for rest purposes, it's difficult to view Rondo as anything more than an assists streamer in 12-team leagues.
Rondo provided 23 points (9-13 FG, 4-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT), six assists, four rebounds and a steal across 27 minutes in Monday's 125-100 win over the Suns. Rondo remains a volatile fantasy target for the Lakers, mostly because LeBron James' role as a floor general doesn't leave much room for a point guard to thrive. When he gets enough time on the floor, the potential is there for Rondo to ramp it up as he did Monday, drilling four threes on the way to a respectable stat line. Even though his plus-22 led the team Monday, the veteran's viability as an everyday fantasy play is still a negative-EV proposition.
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