Rajon Rondo Yesterday, the thumb of his right hand fractured and he will be out for a little over a month. That will make him miss the eight regular season duels that remain to play Los Angeles Lakers in addition to the first games of the playoffs, although it is expected that he will arrive in perfect condition to the decisive phase of the season.
Now, Frank Vogel he must think about what to do with his outside game since the two men who were in the best shape in that position before the confinement, Rondo himself and Avery Bradley, are short (the latter during the rest of the campaign to take care of his son sick).
« Losing Rondo is hard for our team. But we hope he can be part of the playoffs. Given his time off, we hope to have him back between the first and second round. We are confident he will return. What we will do before is to try to improve the team’s game so that their loss is not noticeable, « explains Vogel about Rondo.
Vogel, who has bases like Alex Caruso or Quinn Cook in his squad who could count on more minutes thanks to the loss of Rondo, as well as the last to arrive Dion Waiters and JR Smith, has asked more responsibilities from tall men like Anthony Davis or Kyle Kuzma when organizing the game.
In this sense, he passes the responsibility to Waiters: « JR is important in shooting from the perimeter. From Dion I hope he can be able to give us more in games. »
In theory, the Lakers’ starting backcourt will consist of Danny Green and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who replaces Bradley.