Report: Rajon Rondo will compete for Lakers’ point guard job
Rajon Rondo will have the chance to start for the Los Angeles Lakers if he earns the role.
The Lakers raised eyebrows Monday by signing Rondo to a one-year deal, and according to Sam Amick of USA Today, he’ll be given the opportunity to compete with Lonzo Ball for the starting point guard position.
Rajon Rondo has no assurances that he'll start over Lonzo Ball, but it's entirely possible: "Best man plays," I'm told.
— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) July 2, 2018
ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne cautioned that the Rondo move should not be considered a sign of a lack of faith in Ball.
All that said, LeBron did tell the Lakers on Saturday night that he likes Lonzo’s game and is excited to play with him.
— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) July 2, 2018
Clearly, the Lakers are immediately in win-now mode now that LeBron James is joining the team. That may mean Ball has to sit a while, though he may have other concerns at this time.