Lakers lose Rondo to NBA restart


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Lakers lose Rondo to NBA restart

The 34-year-old guard suffered a fracture of his right thumb during training and will be away for six to eight weeks.

Los Angeles Lakers they will lose Rajon Rondo Six to eight weeks after he suffered a fracture to his right thumb in training on Sunday. The 34-year-old averaged 7.1 points, 5 assists and 3 rebounds in 48 games, before the NBA was suspended on March 11 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Lakers, who led the Western Conference with a 49-14 record, will resume their season on July 30 against the Clippers at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando, Florida. Rondo could return if the Lakers reach the playoffs, which will begin on August 17.

A first-round pick in the 2006 NBA Draft, Rondo averaged 10.2 points, 8.3 assists and 4.7 rebounds in 873 regular-season games. He was selected four times for the All-Star and twice was chosen within the league’s first defensive team.

Rondo won an NBA championship with the Boston Celtics in his second season in the league in 2007-08. He averages 14 points, 9.3 assists and 6.1 rebounds in 105 playoff games.

The Lakers will also not have Avery Bradley for the NBA restart, as the shooting guard decided not to play due to concerns about the coronavirus. Bradley averaged 8.6 points in 49 games this season.

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