Los Angeles Lakers PG Rajon Rondo is expected to miss 4-5 days after fracturing his finger, ESPN’s Dave McMenamin reported. Rondo apparently suffered a non-displaced volar plate avulsion in his right ring finger in Saturday’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, per the report. The Lakers have also been without Anthony Davis, who is dealing with a bruised glut.
With Rondo out of the lineup Monday, we saw the Lakers ride a few guards off the bench, most notably Quinn Cook. He played 20 minutes for the first time since November, scoring seven points with four rebounds against the Cavaliers. With Rondo out, we should see more of him in the rotation. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Alex Caruso will be the other guards soaking up minutes off the bench for L.A.
If you own Rondo in season-long, this is somewhat disappointing since he actually looked like his old self against the Thunder. Rondo posted 21 points, eight assists and 12 boards with both LeBron James and AD out of the lineup. Obviously that wasn’t going to be the case long-term, but Rondo has had his moments this season. We’ll just see more point-LeBron with no true PG outside of Rondo on the roster.