Los Angeles Lakers: Playoff Rondo has been great

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As the Los Angeles Lakers head into the NBA Finals, they have received a big boost from Rajon Rondo.

As the Los Angeles Lakers headed into the NBA Bubble, there was some uncertainty about their situation at the point guard position. All season, point guard was a bit of an issue for the Lakers, but they have been able to still have success.

However, right after they got to the bubble, Rajon Rondo got hurt, and they were already without Avery Bradley, who opted out. Luckily for the Lakers, Rondo didn’t miss too much time in the playoffs, as he has been a big factor for them.

For much of the regular season, Rondo has been highly criticized. However, there has always been the hope that he would find that “Playoff Rondo” mode. Luckily for the Lakers, he has.

While coming off the bench, Rondo has averaged 9.1 points and 7.2 assists in 10 games this postseason. For a backup guard and a secondary playmaker, the numbers for Rondo have been very good.

With Rondo playing so well, it has helped take the load off of LeBron James as the primary playmaker. LeBron being able to get a little more rest has resulted in him averaging nearly a triple-double in the playoffs and could be the Finals MVP if the Lakers pull it off.

As of now, the Lakers haven’t had anyone step up on a consistent basis as their third scorer. So, James has had to be a bit more aggressive than he was in the regular season in terms of looking to score the basketball. Luckily, the play of Rondo has allowed James to focus more on scoring than trying to set up teammates.

Rondo is no stranger to playing in the NBA Finals, and he will be back there once again. Hopefully, he can continue his great play and help the Lakers win a ring.