Rajon Rondo Returning To Florida To Rehab Off Campus

Veteran Lakers point guard Rajon Rondo will be returning to Florida on Wednesday, per Dave McMenamin of ESPN. While discussing Rondo’s new travel plans, head coach Frank Vogel mentioned that the former four-time All-Star will not immediately return to the NBA’s restart campus in Orlando to quarantine.

According to McMenamin, the plan is for Rondo to continue his rehab close to the NBA’s campus. The veteran point guard fractured his right thumb in a team practice three weeks ago, and underwent surgery to address the injury. At the time, the team projected a six-to-eight-week absence for him.

Rondo’s injury has created more rotation minutes for guards Alex Caruso and Dion Waiters. In the Lakers’ three Orlando games, Waiters is averaging 20.7 MPG and Caruso is averaging 24.9.

Though the 34-year-old Rondo isn’t the defender he once was, the Lakers could still benefit from his playmaking and defensive rebounding acumen in short bursts. Los Angeles is hurting for additional backcourt bodies — the team will be pursuing its 17th title this summer without nominal starting point guard Avery Bradley, who opted out of the season restart due to family health concerns.

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4 thoughts on “Rajon Rondo Returning To Florida To Rehab Off Campus

  1. harden-westbrook-mvps

    By the time he comes back in the 2nd round, assuming the Lakers get past the 1st round, it will have been almost 6 months since Rondo played a game.

    • KnickerbockerAl

      Really ???? Assuming.
      I’d love to see Rockets vs Thunder in 1st rd. I assume CP3 would want nothing more lol. Now this would be most entertaining 1st rd series.

  2. KnickerbockerAl

    Fact injury is to right thumb. I don’t see him being effective anytime soon. It’s JR and Waiters or bust.

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