Lakers news: Kyle Kuzma reacts to Rajon Rondo’s untimely injury
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Kyle Kuzma reacts to Rajon Rondo’s untimely injury

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Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma can’t help but feel bad for point guard Rajon Rondo, who suffered a thumb injury that will keep him out for six to eight weeks.

The Lakers, along with 21 other NBA teams, arrived in the Orlando bubble last week in preparation for the league restart on July 30. However, even before getting back to the court and playing an NBA game after a four-month hiatus, Rondo sustained a fracture in his right thumb that needs surgery.

“Being in the bubble and you can’t play basketball, that’s tough,” Kyle Kuzma said of Rajon Rondo’s untimely injury, per Melissa Rohlin of Sports Illustrated.

Rondo is set to undergo surgery this week, and the Lakers are hoping to get him back in time for the early rounds of the playoffs.

Meanwhile, when asked about potentially upping his ball-handling in the absence of Rondo, Kuzma was enthusiastic but non-committal.

Certainly, Lakers head coach Frank Vogel deserves praise for getting the team to gel fairly quickly in his first season, which is also the first year of the LeBron James-Anthony Davis pairing in Los Angeles.

While “Playoff Rondo” would’ve been a joy to watch in the postseason, a motivated LeBron James “destroying his opposition” – along with a potentially unshackled Kuzma – will likely make for an entertaining time.