When the Los Angeles Lakers picked up Rajon Rondo over the summer, many began to wonder if he’ll take the starting guard spot from rising star Lonzo Ball. But as the days progressed, Rondo’s role with the Lakers is getting clearer.
As reported by Mike Trudell, via NBA.com, Rondo discussed an array of topics including working with the Lakers’ young guns. He shared that his new teammates approach him for advice. Rondo has built a reputation for spending hours watching game film — studying the offensive and defensive ends and the tiniest details that go along with it.
For Rondo, it’s a humbling experience when the younger guys seek help:
“Seeing some of the young guys, it’s refreshing and humbling that they’ve reached out and asked me questions to watch film. They’re (taking in) what I see, the mental part of the game, from a standpoint defensively as far as communication on the court and talking. It’s humbling, but at the same time, that comes with the responsibility and the role I’ve been given with this team this year.”
Throughout his career, Rondo has gone through a lot of ups and downs. He’s had his share of triumph during his days with the Boston Celtics. He seemingly went off the radar after leaving Boston. But for the past few years, Rondo is slowly paving the road once again. Hopefully, it will lead to another championship.