Los Angeles Lakers point guard Rajon Rondo underwent hand surgery earlier in the week. Still, that's not keeping him away from the team. Rondo was spotted on the bench when the Lakers took on the Miami Heat Sunday night.
Rajon Rondo has rejoined the Lakers and is in a light-colored suit on the bench with a wrap around his right hand after surgery on Thursday. He spent some of the pre-tip-off brushing off Luke Walton's creases with his left hand.
— Kyle Goon (@kylegoon) November 18, 2018
It has been reported that Rajon Rondo will be missing four to five weeks. He was one of the key signings the Lakers made right after LeBron James committed to the team.
Rondo started two games for the team before Lonzo Ball came back from injury and the former NBA champion has been admirably running the show for the second unit.
This season, Rajon Rondo is averaging 8.5 points, 6.5 assists, 4.5 rebounds, and 1.2 steals per game. He is also shooting 45.5 percent from the field and 42.9 percent from 3-point distance.
With Rondo out a maximum of five weeks, it will be interesting to see which player from the bench steps up for the Lakers.
His importance to the team cannot be overstated. Prior to his injury, the Lakers have finally gotten all gears running and it led to winning three in a row. This is very crucial for a team like the Lakers because they were finally figuring out how to play with each other.