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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

James Worthy critical of ‘detrimental’ Rajon Rondo following Lakers loss

Rajon Rondo

The Los Angeles Lakers topped their embarrassing defeat to the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday by losing to an even worse team two days later.

The Lakers lost 110-105 to the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night to drop to 29-31 on the season. Their bench was particularly putrid, led by Rajon Rondo’s poor game. Rondo shot just 1/6 and turned the ball over three times in 16 minutes. He had a -10 along with many other bench players, who combined to shoot 3/14 in the game.

After the contest, Lakers analyst James Worth said Rondo was “detrimental” to his team during the game and said it didn’t look like Rondo was mentally plugged-in.

It’s hard to argue with Worthy’s analysis based on how badly the Lakers bench played against Memphis. Over his last five games (Lakers 1-4 in the span), has just 22 assists compared to 19 turnovers. For his career, he averages 3 assists for every turnover.

The Lakers are running out of time this season and have just 22 games left to improve their record so they can make the playoffs.

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