Rajon Rondo undergoes surgery on finger injury
December 28, 2018
The Los Angeles Lakers will be without guard Rajon Rondo for the next 4-5 weeks.
After suffering a Grade 3 sprain to his right ring finger during Tuesday’s road game against the Warriors, Rondo today underwent successful surgery to fix a ligament in that finger.
The Lakers are 20-15 so far this season, which puts them right in the middle of an extraordinarily crowded Western conference playoff race.
(Of course, it's too early to be thinking about playoff seeding right now. But this year's battle in the West is unusual, in that a massive chunk of teams have similar records, and there's room to think far more than eight teams will be in competition for eight West playoff spots a few months from now.)
Rondo has played in just 14 games (two starts) for the Lakers this season, averaging 8.4 points, 4.4 rebounds and 6.7 assists while only playing 24.4 minutes per game.
The main starting Lakers point guard, Lonzo Ball, has played in 35 games (33 starts) this season, is averaging 9.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.9 assists in 29.1 minutes per game.
Lakers star LeBron James remains day-to-day with a recent groin injury.
Tonight, the Lakers have a home game hosting their local rivals, the Clippers, who share the same arena but will be considered the road team per the NBA schedule.