G - LAL
Rajon Rondo played 25 minutes in a 116-98 win over the Miami Heat in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, scoring seven points (2-7 FG, 1-5 3PT, 2-2 FT) with four assists, three rebounds, and one turnover.
Rondo played his role well, facilitating the second unit and delivered a highlight reel assist to LeBron James in the midst of a blowout win over the Heat. The veteran point guard has championship pedigree and will continue getting minutes in the mid 20's. He'll continue to be a cheap source of production in DFS for his ability to rack up assists, rebounds, and steals in limited minutes.
Los Angeles Lakers PG Rajon Rondo is listed as questionable for Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals on Friday due to back spasms.
Rondo enjoyed a resurgence in the second round of the NBA playoffs, averaging 10.6 points, 7.0 assists, 4.6 rebounds, 2.2 steals, and 1.6 three's per game while shooting 48% from the field. Rondo's been great off the bench and could provide a cheap source of production for DFS players looking to fill out their roster with a minimal budget.
Rajon Rondo plays well again in Game 4, scoring 11 points on 5-of-8 shooting with 10 rebounds, eight assists, two steals, and three turnovers in 28 minutes off the bench.
Rondo has been fantastic off the bench for the Lakers in this series. In the four games vs. the Rockets, he's now averaging 12.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 7.5 assists, and 2.5 steals in 28 minutes per game. Rondo should continue to log heavy minutes off the bench and is fully capable of putting up full stat lines like he did in Game 4 on a nightly basis.
Rajon Rondo provided a much-needed spark off the bench, contributing 10 points (4-9 FG, 1-5 3PT, 1-2 FT) along with nine assists, three rebounds, a game-high five steals, and one turnover in 29 minutes of action in a 117-109 win over Houston in Game 2.
Rondo did a great job running the offense for the Lakers; though he didn't start, he played some critical minutes down the stretch to seal the win for the Lakers in Game 2. He was active defensively, swiping five steals, and proved to be a difference-maker for the Lakers. If you were brave enough to start him in DFS, he was highly effective, providing 41.1 points in Fanduel and 37.25 points in Draftkings.
Lakers HC Frank Vogel mentioned to the media that they [Lakers] are hopeful to have Rajon Rondo in uniform for Game 1 on Friday.
Rondo was absent for the first-round series against the Portland Trail Blazers as he was recovering from thumb surgery and back spasms. He looks to be trending in the right direction to play in the Western Conference semi-finals versus the winner of the Thunder and Rockets series. Rondo's return will cut into Alex Caruso's minutes off the bench but will add another facilitator to the Lakers offense.