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Frank Vogel: Rajon Rondo will be Lakers’ starting point guard for ‘a lot of games’

Rajon Rondo

The Los Angeles Lakers’ lack of non-LeBron James ballhandlers was evident during their opening night loss to the rival LA Clippers, and head coach Frank Vogel may be trying to adjust accordingly.

Speaking with reporters on Thursday, Vogel said that veteran Rajon Rondo will be the Lakers’ starting point guard for “a lot of games,” likely displacing teammate Avery Bradley in the starting lineup, per ESPN’s Dave McMenamin.

The Lakers trotted out Bradley and Danny Green as their starting backcourt against the Clippers on Wednesday with James handling the de facto point guard duties. Rondo was out with a calf injury and remains questionable for Friday’s game against the Utah Jazz.

After averaging 9.2 points and 8.0 assists per game for the Lakers in 2018-19, Rondo seems poised to play a major role for the team again this season. He may however need to exhibit better leadership than he did at points last year.

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