Rajon Rondo: 20 minutes
Shifting from the youth on the Los Angeles Lakers to one of the most experienced players on the roster, Rajon Rondo is going to be a huge asset to the team not only as a solid bench point guard but as a mentor to Lonzo Ball.
Outside of LeBron James, Rondo is the most experienced and most accomplished players on the Los Angeles Lakers. As a young point guard, Rondo was able to control the offense in Boston’s big three, cementing himself to give the Celtics a true big four.
While he is not the same player he was five years ago, Rondo still has a knack for going off in big games and has proven the last two seasons that he kicks it up a notch when it is time for the postseason. Having that on a team that has not made the postseason since 2013 is a huge thing to have.
Rondo very well could be the starting point guard in the first few weeks of the season as Lonzo Ball is still getting completely healthy from an offseason injury. However, the point guard job is obviously Ball’s, especially considering the front office brought in Rondo to mentor Ball and build him up.
A solid 20 minutes for Rondo should be enough to make an impact off the bench, with him being a bigger factor in games in which Ball is struggling.