Rondo agreed Saturday to re-sign with the Lakers on a two-year deal, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Injuries limited the veteran to just 46 games (29 starts) with the Lakers last season, during which he averaged 9.2 points, 8.0 assists, 5.3 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 29.8 minutes. Though the Lakers added another free-agent point guard in Quinn Cook earlier Saturday, Rondo profiles as the leading candidate to handle top-unit duties. He could see his playing time and usage plummet, however, with the Lakers bringing in superstar Anthony Davis earlier this offseason to team up with LeBron James.
Rondo won't play Tuesday against Utah unless the Lakers run into injury or foul trouble, Bill Oram of The Athletic reports.
With only two games remaining in the season, the Lakers will hold Rondo out in an effort to give some of the young guys an opportunity to log minutes. Alex Caruso figures to start at point guard yet again.
Rondo will come off the bench Sunday against Utah.
The Lakers have elected to insert Alex Caruso into the starting lineup at point guard, allowing Jemerrio Jones to make his first career start at shooting guard. Rondo logged 37 minutes and notched a double-double in his squad's last matchup Friday against the Clippers, so he could still see a solid chunk of minutes off the bench.
Rondo totaled 15 points (6-16 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 0-1 FT), 12 assists and six rebounds across 37 minutes in the Lakers' win over the Clippers on Friday.
Rondo had another strong showing, producing a double-double with 12 helpers. Over his last five games, Rondo has averaged a double-double with 13.0 points, 10.4 assists, 6.2 rebounds and 2.4 steals. He'll look to keep up his productive stat lines over the final two games of the season.
Rondo supplied 12 points (5-15 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 0-2 FT), four rebounds, two assists and two steals across 29 minutes in the Lakers' 108-90 loss to the Warriors on Thursday.
Rondo wasn't at his sharpest offensively, although he did enjoy some elevated usage due to the slew of absences on the first unit. Rondo has taken double-digit shot attempts in each of the three games Kyle Kuzma (foot) has currently missed and has produced double-digit scoring efforts in two of those contests. The veteran point guard has logged over 30 minutes in a pair of those games as well, and he should continue seeing a robust allotment of playing time for the final three games of the campaign.
Rondo compiled 24 points (9-14 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 12 assists, five rebounds and three steals in 31 minutes Sunday in the Lakers' 130-102 win over the Pelicans.
The Lakers were missing five key rotation players (LeBron James, Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart) for the contest, allowing Rondo to take on heightened usage on offense and turn in one of his better all-around performances of the season. All of those injured players except Kuzma have been shut down for the season, so the opportunity should be there for Rondo to handle big minutes the rest of the way, if the Lakers don't opt to shut down the veteran point guard, too.
Rondo amassed just seven points but added 17 assists, six rebounds, and five steals in 35 minutes during Friday's 129-115 victory over the Hornets.
Rondo turned in a vintage performance Friday, dishing out a season-high 17 assists to go with a season-high five steals. His playing time has been up and down over the past week, however, his assist numbers remain consistent. Over his last six games, he is averaging 9.4 dimes and 2.0 steals. There are a number of players out for the Lakers and Rondo should continue to see decent minutes, if only by default.
Rondo finished with 15 points (6-13 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight rebounds, seven assists and two steals over 37 minutes in the Lakers' loss to the Pistons on Friday.
Rondo had a very productive night on Friday, scoring 15 points, grabbing eight boards and dishing seven times. As the starting point guard on an injury-laden backcourt, Rondo has taken advantage of an uptick in minutes, averaging 11.8 points, 10.0 assists, 6.4 rebounds and 1.4 steals over 33 minutes per game in his last five contests.
Rondo totaled 13 points (5-10 FG, 3-4 FT), eight assists, five rebounds and a steal over 30 minutes in the Lakers' loss to the Raptors on Thursday.
Rondo was productive once again, filling the stat sheet in Thursday's loss. With Lonzo Ball (ankle) done for the season and Brandon Ingram (shoulder) still out, Rondo will continue to enjoy starting point guard duties for the Lakers. He makes an interesting daily option before his price inevitably jumps.
Rondo scored 14 points (6-9 FG, 2-4 3Pt) while adding 10 assists, four rebounds and two steals in 31 minutes during Tuesday's 123-107 win over the Bulls.
It's the fourth time in seven games since returning to the starting lineup that Rondo has dished double-digit assists, and he's averaging 11.6 points, 10.1 dimes, 6.6 boards, 1.7 steals and 1.6 three-pointers over that stretch. The journeyman can still make a fantasy impact when he gets consistent court time, and with Lonzo Ball (ankle) ruled out for the rest of the season, Rondo's minutes seem fairly secure.
Rondo supplied four points (2-7 FG, 0-2 3Pt), nine assists, six rebounds and one steal across 31 minutes in the Lakers' 120-107 loss to the Celtics on Saturday.
Rondo offered his typically strong production as a facilitator and on the boards, but yet another poor shooting performance led to his third four-point tally of the last four games. The mercurial veteran is shooting just 36.1 percent overall across five March contests, but he's managed to offset those struggles to an extent by also posting 9.0 assists, 7.0 rebounds and 1.6 steals over that span. While he's difficult to trust offensively from game to game, it appears Rondo will continue seeing plenty of minutes in the ongoing absence of Lonzo Ball (ankle), who's now set to miss at least two more weeks as per latest reports.
Rondo registered five points (2-7 FG, 0-3 3Pt), 11 assists, seven rebounds, two steals and one block across 35 minutes in the Lakers' 115-99 loss to the Nuggets on Wednesday.
The offensive contributions were scarce, but Rondo turned in one of his signature efforts as a facilitator. The veteran is seeing heavy minutes in the absence of Brandon Ingram (shoulder), although it's notable the rarely used Alex Caruso was much more productive in his role off the bench. Rondo has already been at both ends of the spectrum on the scoring front over the first four games of March, combining a pair of 20-point efforts alongside two four-point tallies. However, he's helped offset some of that inconsistency with strong work elsewhere, as he's brought in between seven and 10 rebounds and dished out nine to 12 assists in three of those games.
Rondo finished with 24 points (10-18 FG, 4-10 3Pt),12 assists, 10 rebounds, and one steal in 38 minutes during Monday's 113-105 loss to the Clippers.
Rondo churned out a vintage performance Monday, taking advantage of a number of injuries. Brandon Ingram (shoulder) was missing here and Kyle Kuzma (ankle) left the game with an ankle injury. Rondo is terrible from a reality perspective but as long as the minutes are there, he should be rostered in 12-team leagues. Owners should temper their expectations and be ready to drop if he goes back to a bench role moving forward.
Rondo totaled 11 points (5-15 FG, 1-4 3Pt), 16 assists, seven rebounds, and two steals in 37 minutes during Wednesday's 125-119 victory over New Orleans.
Rondo was inserted back into the starting lineup Wednesday, turning in a vintage type performance. He ended the game with 11 points to go with 16 assists, seeing his playing time climb to 37 minutes after playing just 16 minutes in the game prior. It remains unclear whether this move is going to last beyond one game but if he was dropped and you need assists, he could be worth a speculative pickup.
Rondo will start in Wednesday's game against the Pelicans, Mike Trudell of the Lakers' official site reports.
The Lakers have made the move to a smaller starting five, inserting Rondo in place of Javale McGee, bumping Lebron to the center. It's unsure if this is just a matchup-based switch, or if the Lakers will continue to run this lineup out first going forward.
Rondo had two points (1-6 FG) and four rebounds in 16 minutes during Monday's 110-105 loss to the Grizzlies.
Rondo finished with more turnovers (three) than points while no Laker reserve saw more than 18 minutes. This is the second time across the last five games that Rondo has earned exactly 16 minutes, though he did dish seven dimes, albeit in a scoreless performance, on the previous occasion. The fact that Lonzo Ball (ankle) had his return date pushed back clearly isn't doing all that much for Rondo.
Rondo tallied two points, seven assists, and two rebounds in 19 minutes during Thursday's 111-106 victory over Houston.
Rondo was disappointing Thursday, scoring just two points in 19 minutes. He did manage to hand out a team-high seven assists but the playing time was certainly not a positive for his owners. If this trend continues he is going to be more of an assists streamer in competitive formats.
Rondo totaled 13 points (5-10 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 1-3 FT), seven rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block over 34 minutes in the Lakers' loss to the Hawks on Tuesday.
Rondo came off the bench for the second straight game, filling up the stat sheet in Tuesday's loss. Although he didn't start, Rondo got starter's minutes and was able to find success scoring, rebounding and distributing. His value won't suffer for the time being, but his minutes are sure to be reduced when Lonzo Ball (ankle) and Josh Hart (knee) return to action.
Rondo was dropped to the bench for Sunday's 143-120 loss to the 76ers and finished with zero points (0-3 FG), seven assists and three rebounds in 16 minutes.
Coach Luke Walton elected to switch up his lineup Sunday, shifting Brandon Ingram to point guard while moving the newly acquired Reggie Bullock in at shooting guard to replace Rondo. It's possible it was just a one-game change for the Lakers, who may have been looking to have more size at Rondo's position to defend 6-foot-10 point guard Ben Simmons. The move didn't pay dividends for either Rondo or Bullock, who combined to produce two points in 47 minutes between them.
Rondo put up 17 points (7-11 FG, 3-4 3Pt), 10 assists and seven rebounds in 35 minutes Thursday in the Lakers' 129-128 win over the Celtics.
It was quite the memorable outing for Rondo, who turned in a stellar stat line and hit the game-winning jumper at the buzzer to quiet the Boston fans that once cheered him. Rondo will be locked into a high-minute role as the Lakers' starting point guard until Lonzo Ball (ankle) is back in action and hasn't seen his production tail off in LeBron James' first three games back from a groin injury. In those contests, Rondo is averaging 14.3 points (on 46.2 percent shooting from the field), 9.3 dimes and 9.3 boards.
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