Along with adding superstar LeBron James, the Los Angeles Lakers were able to land a few talented veterans in NBA free agency this summer. One-time NBA champion Rajon Rondo was one of those veterans who decided to join the team.

Rondo inked a one-year deal with the Lakers and is expected to play somewhat of a mentor role to point guard Lonzo Ball. General manager Rob Pelinka, during an interview on Spectrum SportsNet, talked about what Rondo asked him on his first day with the team. The former rival wanted to talk to the team’s “film guy” with the intention of getting as much film as he could on his teammates, via Lakers reporter Mike Trudell.

“The first day when Rondo came, the first thing he did is ask, ‘Where’s your film guy.’ He had him pull film on every single player on our roster so he could start to study their tendencies.’”

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Rondo studying film will help him figure out where his teammates like the ball along with their strengths and weaknesses on the basketball floor.

At this point, Rondo is in the running to be the team’s starting point guard to begin the 2018-19 NBA season. Magic Johnson made it clear that outside of LeBron being in the starting lineup that every other spot is up for grabs making for a competitive training camp and preseason ahead.

As for Rondo, the veteran point guard will bring a different dynamic to the team. Although he’s not known for being a shooter, the 32-year-old makes up for it being a scrappy defender, an extension of the coach on the floor, and an unbelievable passing ability. He’s a considerable upgrade at the position and potentially what is needed to get the best out of Ball.