The return of Rajon Rondo to the Los Angeles Lakers could make a big difference for LA in the coming season. However, there is expected to be a bit of a logjam at the point guard spot in head coach Frank Vogel's rotation, with Rondo possibly looking at limited minutes throughout the season.
Fellow newcomer Russell Westbrook is expected to start at the one spot for the Lakers, with many projecting Kendrick Nunn to be Russ' primary backup. This could leave Rondo on the outside looking in as possibly a third-string point guard. Be that as it may, the four-time All-Star does not appear to be worried. When asked how many minutes he expects to play this coming season, Rondo had this to say:
“Coach told me anywhere from 0 to 48,” Rondo said, via Jacob Rude of Silver Screen & Roll.
To be fair, he's not wrong here. In all seriousness, though, it looks like Rondo is more than willing to take on any role the team needs him to — be it as a makeshift starter or a veteran presence sitting at the end of the bench.
Rondo was in a pretty light mood and he decided to throw out another punchline during his interview. When asked what he thought stood out in his photo session with new teammates LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Carmelo Anthony, Dwight Howard, and Westbrook, Rondo clapped back with a hilarious counter:
“Not really other than I was the shortest,” he responded.
Again, Rondo is simply stating facts. What we can take away from his jovial interview is that Rajon Rondo seems happy to be back with the Lakers.