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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:10 am    Post subject:

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Seems like the bench will need a playmaker. I’m optimistic that he will work his way into that role. Hopefully, they minimize the LeBron/Rondo minutes on the floor together.


give him 4 shooters, Cook/Daniels, Dudley, Kuz, Boogie
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:53 am    Post subject:

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Rajon, if any one of your associates reads this thread... thank you for coming for the minimum.

We will need your leadership and playmaking and I hope you prove everyone wrong.

I hope we compensate you later on down the road by hiring you as a coach or providing you with endorsement opportunities.


Yes I’m the only few here that still believe he will thrive on his role as floor general whenever Lebron sits. Regardless if he’s playing well, him and Lebron should not even be on the same unit. If he happen to control the game for us and let Lebron rest then I’m all for it.

Not really concern about those net negative stats especially on meaningless games . He’s a role player at this point on vet minimum. That’s like 3rd stringer contract anyway.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:08 am    Post subject:

I like all of the other signings except for this one. Guy plays 0 defense, makes lots of careless passes/turnovers but likely think he is a starter. Would rather have Caruso take his minutes.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:21 pm    Post subject:

Most Interesting Lakers No. 14:
Where does Rajon Rondo fit in the guard rotation?

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After playing a big role on a young Lakers team last season, Rajon Rondo could have a hard time cracking head coach Frank Vogel’s rotation this season.


https://www.silverscreenandroll.com/2019/8/20/20811743/most-interesting-lakers-16-rajon-rondo-backup-point-guard-rotation-alex-caruso-quinn-cook
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:55 pm    Post subject:

pio2u wrote:
Most Interesting Lakers No. 14:
Where does Rajon Rondo fit in the guard rotation?

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After playing a big role on a young Lakers team last season, Rajon Rondo could have a hard time cracking head coach Frank Vogel’s rotation this season.


https://www.silverscreenandroll.com/2019/8/20/20811743/most-interesting-lakers-16-rajon-rondo-backup-point-guard-rotation-alex-caruso-quinn-cook




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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:16 pm    Post subject:

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I like all of the other signings except for this one. Guy plays 0 defense, makes lots of careless passes/turnovers but likely think he is a starter. Would rather have Caruso take his minutes.


Im not saying I want to see Rondo over Caruso, mainly because of defense. Caruso for sure is much more careless with the basketball however.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:06 pm    Post subject:

^ Rondo averaged more turnovers per minute than Caruso (yes I know not a perfect stat)
and why did we give him a 2 year contract? Im sure his market value didnt dictate that and its now like we owed him anything. If anything he owed us after overpaying him 9mil last season
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:19 pm    Post subject:

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^ Rondo averaged more turnovers per minute than Caruso (yes I know not a perfect stat)
and why did we give him a 2 year contract? Im sure his market value didnt dictate that and its now like we owed him anything. If anything he owed us after overpaying him 9mil last season


Ultimately, it doesn't really matter. He's only making the vet min so we could cut him and it will have no really effect except costing the Lakers some money.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:38 pm    Post subject:

Rondo playing against Randle, I think this is a new work out video..

https://mobile.twitter.com/TheHoopCentral/status/1164576023008047105
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:45 pm    Post subject:

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^ Rondo averaged more turnovers per minute than Caruso (yes I know not a perfect stat)
and why did we give him a 2 year contract? Im sure his market value didnt dictate that and its now like we owed him anything. If anything he owed us after overpaying him 9mil last season


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Rondo: 2.9
Caruso: 1.8

Can't just look at turnovers and overlook assists.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:46 pm    Post subject:

Inspector Gadget wrote:
Rondo playing against Randle, I think this is a new work out video..

https://mobile.twitter.com/TheHoopCentral/status/1164576023008047105


Sometimes I feel like the last man on earth who still likes Rondo
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:02 pm    Post subject:

Ziggy wrote:
Inspector Gadget wrote:
Rondo playing against Randle, I think this is a new work out video..

https://mobile.twitter.com/TheHoopCentral/status/1164576023008047105


Sometimes I feel like the last man on earth who still likes Rondo


A lot of people like Rondo, the thing is we didn’t get to see Playoff Rondo last year, I think this year we will finally see Playoff Rondo.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:31 am    Post subject:

Ziggy wrote:
Inspector Gadget wrote:
Rondo playing against Randle, I think this is a new work out video..

https://mobile.twitter.com/TheHoopCentral/status/1164576023008047105


Sometimes I feel like the last man on earth who still likes Rondo

Clearly AD likes him. I think he will likely be the floor general of the second unit, when Lebron sits. Those 6-7 minute stretches where Lebron will rest, that is when Rondo has to come on strong and keep the offense rolling, finding players the ball in their strong spots.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:45 am    Post subject:

Rondo is a proven assist maker. No other PG can do that on a consistent basis. Perhaps his bad defense can be hidden..

Rondo is a nice weapon to have in your back pocket. Lebron is the only other playmaker on the team so Rondo is valuable in that regard.

Also, he comes alive at playoff time. Just have to make it there without
injuries.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:12 am    Post subject:

wolfpaclaker wrote:
Ziggy wrote:
Inspector Gadget wrote:
Rondo playing against Randle, I think this is a new work out video..

https://mobile.twitter.com/TheHoopCentral/status/1164576023008047105


Sometimes I feel like the last man on earth who still likes Rondo

Clearly AD likes him. I think he will likely be the floor general of the second unit, when Lebron sits. Those 6-7 minute stretches where Lebron will rest, that is when Rondo has to come on strong and keep the offense rolling, finding players the ball in their strong spots.


AD liked Cousins too. If our yardstick is going to be who AD likes, the second round of the playoffs might be our destination.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:17 am    Post subject:

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wolfpaclaker wrote:
Ziggy wrote:
Inspector Gadget wrote:
Rondo playing against Randle, I think this is a new work out video..

https://mobile.twitter.com/TheHoopCentral/status/1164576023008047105


Sometimes I feel like the last man on earth who still likes Rondo

Clearly AD likes him. I think he will likely be the floor general of the second unit, when Lebron sits. Those 6-7 minute stretches where Lebron will rest, that is when Rondo has to come on strong and keep the offense rolling, finding players the ball in their strong spots.


AD liked Cousins too. If our yardstick is going to be who AD likes, the second round of the playoffs might be our destination.

Second round of the playoffs is a step in the right direction
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:28 am    Post subject:

Rob covered every base be possibly could
First traded for the superstar HOF big that has 5 prime years ahead
Second went for the best player in the game that makes us a 2-3 peat possible team
Third when second goal failed tried to fill every role possible with proven players

Once Cousins goes down we get Dwight. Not standing pat.

Rondo is not a core player on a contender anymore but he could be a floor general for a second unit that will need someone to create shots for them with Lebron sitting. Even so Caruso was kept and Cook brought in to try and take those minutes from Rondo. But you can’t go into a NBA season trying to win a ring without at least one proven NBA point guard and that’s why Rondo was kept. If things go well he barely plays if things go bad for Caruso and Cook then we can lean on Rondo more.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:32 am    Post subject:

wolfpaclaker wrote:
venturalakersfan wrote:
wolfpaclaker wrote:
Ziggy wrote:
Inspector Gadget wrote:
Rondo playing against Randle, I think this is a new work out video..

https://mobile.twitter.com/TheHoopCentral/status/1164576023008047105


Sometimes I feel like the last man on earth who still likes Rondo

Clearly AD likes him. I think he will likely be the floor general of the second unit, when Lebron sits. Those 6-7 minute stretches where Lebron will rest, that is when Rondo has to come on strong and keep the offense rolling, finding players the ball in their strong spots.


AD liked Cousins too. If our yardstick is going to be who AD likes, the second round of the playoffs might be our destination.

Second round of the playoffs is a step in the right direction


While I agree that it is a step in the right direction ... that can not be the benchmark for success.

This team is built to win now. James’ window is closing ( how fast is the debate) and anything less then a Championship is a failure.

All the moves and signings have not been done to just make the playoffs and keep tweaking a flawed roster every year. Rondo is among the one year signings. He has to contribute this year.

The Lakers fo not have that luxury of simply contending and building. It’s Championship or Bust!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:10 pm    Post subject:

Rondo looking good vs Randle

https://www.instagram.com/p/B22ZSVdnh4Q/?igshid=1xd1hk6f42p8e

he looks determined and focused
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:28 pm    Post subject:

Inspector Gadget wrote:
Rondo looking good vs Randle

https://www.instagram.com/p/B22ZSVdnh4Q/?igshid=1xd1hk6f42p8e

he looks determined and focused


Lol who's that dude that turned around and gave Rondo the frustrated look after he knocked the ball out of his hands? Classic.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:57 pm    Post subject:

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Rob covered every base be possibly could
First traded for the superstar HOF big that has 5 prime years ahead
Second went for the best player in the game that makes us a 2-3 peat possible team
Third when second goal failed tried to fill every role possible with proven players

Once Cousins goes down we get Dwight. Not standing pat.

Rondo is not a core player on a contender anymore but he could be a floor general for a second unit that will need someone to create shots for them with Lebron sitting. Even so Caruso was kept and Cook brought in to try and take those minutes from Rondo. But you can’t go into a NBA season trying to win a ring without at least one proven NBA point guard and that’s why Rondo was kept. If things go well he barely plays if things go bad for Caruso and Cook then we can lean on Rondo more.


I bet Rondo would kick ass if we let him have smoke breaks and a shot or two during the games
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:58 pm    Post subject:

Ziggy wrote:
audioaxes wrote:
^ Rondo averaged more turnovers per minute than Caruso (yes I know not a perfect stat)
and why did we give him a 2 year contract? Im sure his market value didnt dictate that and its now like we owed him anything. If anything he owed us after overpaying him 9mil last season


AST:TO
Rondo: 2.9
Caruso: 1.8

Can't just look at turnovers and overlook assists.


Exactly.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:48 am    Post subject:

Starting PG?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:26 am    Post subject:

epak wrote:
Starting PG?


Only if Davis is your Center. Otherwise it won't work in todays NbA.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:33 am    Post subject:

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Starting PG?

Probably, but he's a bad NBA player and shouldn't be getting more than Marcelo Huertas minutes let alone starting on a team with any aspirations of being good.
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