Los Angeles Lakers will be boosted by the return of Rajon rondo, who will recently enter the bubble after undergoing surgery on his right thumb in mid-July.
The first forecasts after knowing his injury established deadlines for his return that ranged between six and eight weeks. This means that, at the earliest, the point guard could dress in shorts coinciding with the dispute of the Conference Semifinals, in case the players Frank Vogel confirm success in the first round.
On the other hand, he has been out of the game for a long period of time, so it is very likely that the coaching staff will apply some kind of minute restriction during the first matches. It may not be able to reach its highest competitive level at any point in the bubble.
However, his return is still good news for the Los Angeles Lakers. Despite securing first place in the Western Conference, the Golds and Purples have lost four of their seven games so far, exhibiting problems on defense and movement of the ball. In both sections, Rondo represents an added value.
This season, the four-time All-Star averages 7.1 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists in 20.5 minutes per game.