Rondo provided 25 points (11-16 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-6 FT), 12 assists, 10 rebounds and one block across 42 minutes during Saturday's 138-128 win over the Nets. Rondo posted his second triple-double of the season as the contest took a pair of overtime sessions to decide, while tying his highest scoring output since April of 2016. His production remains slightly unpredictable on a game-by-game basis, but he's averaging 12.8 points, 9.2 rebounds and 5.4 rebounds over his last five contests.
Rondo will start at point guard, bumping DeAndre Liggins to the bench, for Saturday's tilt against the Nets, Jim Eichenhofer of the Pelicans' official site reports. Rondo has come off the bench over the past two contests, as coach Alvin Gentry was looking for "a spark" with the second unit. In that role, Rondo averaged 11.5 points, 9.0 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals across 27.5 minutes per game. Coach Gentry has opted to go back to his usual starting five for Saturday's matchup, however. As a starter this season, Rondo is posting 7.3 points, 7.3 assists and 3.5 rebounds while shooting 45.1 percent from the field.
Rondo will come off the bench for Wednesday's game against the Pacers, Scott Kushner of The Advocate reports. According to coach Alvin Gentry, bringing Rondo off the bench is to "provide a spark" with the second unit, so this isn't some sort of disciplinary measure for him. It likely won't result in any significant decrease in playing time for Rondo and fantasy owners shouldn't be overly concerned here. In Rondo's place, DeAndre Liggins is slate to pick up the start alongside Jrue Holiday, though he's nothing more than a defensive specialist.
Rondo recorded 18 points (7-13 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 0-2 FT), eight assists, three rebounds, and one steal in 30 minutes during Monday's 133-109 loss to the Jazz. Rondo supplied a season high in scoring and made threes while falling two dimes shy of a double-double. He had not reached double figures in scoring since Jan. 10, and Rondo was averaging just 5.2 points per game over the previous 12 contests. Nevertheless, with DeMarcus Cousins (Achilles) sidelined for the rest of the season, Rondo may need to be more aggressive on a regular basis going forward.
Rondo tallied seven points (3-10 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 0-1 FT), 13 assists, seven rebounds and four steals in 34 minutes during Friday's 114-100 victory over Oklahoma City. Rondo played in 34 minutes Friday, his highest since back in December. He also recorded his first double-digit assist game since January 8 against the Pistons. He has seen his playing time take a hit over the last few games, eclipsing 20 minutes in only one of his previous five games. He is a risky player to own in standard formats due to his inconsistent playing time but can be a difference maker in the assists category when afforded the opportunity.
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