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Rondo might not be the Lakers’ starting PG after all

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Don’t get too excited about Rajon Rondo guiding the Lakers just yet. Turns out, he might not be the Lakers’ starting point guard next season after all.

According to a new story from Yahoo! Sports, LeBron James will move to point guard next season and the plan is for him to run the Lakers’ offense, not Rondo, who reportedly agreed to a two-year deal with the Lakers over the weekend.

James is expected to share the starting backcourt with newly-acquired Danny Green, formerly of the world champion Toronto Raptors, alongside Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins and, most likely, Kyle Kuzma on the wing.

PG – LeBron James
SG – Danny Green
SF – Kyle Kuzma
PF – Anthony Davis
C – DeMarcus Cousins

Rondo would then share the backup PG responsibilities with Quinn Cook and Alex Caruso, who I can’t believe is a legit NBA player out of Texas A&M.

For what it’s worth, the Lakers still haven’t announced Rondo’s new deal.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

24 Comments for Rondo might not be the Lakers’ starting PG after all



  1. ColoradoCatFan88
    4:43 pm July 8, 2019 Permalink

    Could possibly be the most talented starting lineup ever..



    • DelrayCat
      6:46 pm July 8, 2019 Permalink

      True…But also one of the worst 3 point shooting teams in history. And a group of guys that all like to jack 3’s at a low percentage.



  2. Smyrna_Cat
    4:52 pm July 8, 2019 Permalink

    If it is on the internet it must be true.



    • Soylentbeans
      4:57 pm July 8, 2019 Permalink

      I suppose that’s why they said MIGHT NOT be.



    • gobble gobble
      5:18 pm July 8, 2019 Permalink

      oh it’s definitely true. If it’s on the internet, it doesn’t make it false.



  3. UKinIN
    5:01 pm July 8, 2019 Permalink

    LeBron usually has the ball anyway. It’s not like this will be a huge change.



  4. Nickerbocker05
    5:09 pm July 8, 2019 Permalink

    Danny green came off the bench for Toronto…dude is not a starter.



    • UKinMKY
      6:36 pm July 8, 2019 Permalink

      He is on the Lakers. Guard is their thin spot right now, and Danny Green is a damn fine guard esp. on defense.



    • Middy
      7:06 pm July 8, 2019 Permalink

      He came off the bench in San Antonio too! Good lineup but far from the most talented ever!!!



  5. UKCatAttack
    5:14 pm July 8, 2019 Permalink

    That will work fine on offense but I feel like Lebron would struggle guarding some of the quicker point guards in the league. Regardless Rondo will likely average about 28 minutes per game if he is healthy. And at this point in his career I’m sure the Lakers are going to try to play LeBron less.



    • gobble gobble
      5:20 pm July 8, 2019 Permalink

      LeBron is a natural point guard… in the last 15 seasons, he actually has more assists than any other player. It’s the smaller guards that’ll have difficulty guarding him… not the other way around.



    • ukisgr8
      6:02 pm July 8, 2019 Permalink

      Lebron is a ball hog. No matter the position he plays, he’s going to have the ball until 3 or 4 seconds left on the shot clock when the other players heave up a prayer shot. Luckily. 8 or 9 go in per game. For all purposes he’s a pg except on defense and handle. Harden would light him up all day long and most would get him in early foul trouble so no way he guards a pg. the Lakers needed a Steve Kerr type pg, not rondo.



  6. gobble gobble
    5:21 pm July 8, 2019 Permalink

    And LeBron isn’t slow in the least….



    • IrishCat
      6:28 pm July 8, 2019 Permalink

      I’ll bet Lebron starts fewer than 50% of the regular season games @ point.



  7. ukisgr8
    5:56 pm July 8, 2019 Permalink

    Kuzma is a pf, not even a tweener sf/pf. No way could he guard a sf. Cousins comes off the bench to spell Davis and kuzma. In rare cases you might see all 3 but I doubt it in today’s nba. Unless they land another player the 3 spot will be run by committee. Starting kuzma at sf would be the dumbest move in nba history. Very good player and a starter, over cousins only because he’s part of the Lakers future.



  8. DelrayCat
    6:50 pm July 8, 2019 Permalink

    Todays signing of Avery Bradley changes this entire discussion. But I hate to say it, but dookie Quinn Cook may be their pg of the future. His time with the Warriors helped his game a lot.



    • UKinMKY
      6:57 pm July 8, 2019 Permalink

      Yeah, just checked ESPN and saw that. Think it’s a toss up as far as who starts between Bradley and Green. Cook is one of the less hateable Dookies in my book, concur with you on his game.



    • ukisgr8
      7:19 pm July 8, 2019 Permalink

      I agree. Caldwell Pope is getting better and better too which may push green to sf or with cook and Bradley they may have one of them and green on the floor as sgs essentially since lebron will have the ball anyway. But no way lebron could guard a pg or sg for long periods. He’s getting old and breaking down. Personally I’d try to convince him to play pf. It’s where his game is now. And Caruso showed a lot of promise last year as a solid role player. Better depth than people give him credit for



  9. njcat54
    7:21 pm July 8, 2019 Permalink

    Shoot… was looking forward to some Rondo v Beverly matchups. Pest on pest.



  10. Han
    7:32 pm July 8, 2019 Permalink

    Bradley might start instead of Kuzma. Bron won’t be guarding the other team’s 1 or 2 all game, and Bradley is a good defender.



    • ukisgr8
      6:02 pm July 9, 2019 Permalink

      Bradley will not start at pf. Kuzma is 100% pf. He’s not even close to being a sf. I’m not even a big nba guy but watched the Lakers to know that he’d get eaten alive at sf. He’s a very good stretch 4 because he can shoot or get around another teams 4. His strength becomes a weakness at the 3 spot but he’s a far superior player than Bradley. Cousins becomes the odd man out in the starting rotation because kuzma is their future star



  11. KYjellyRoll
    7:26 am July 9, 2019 Permalink

    I’ve started keeping up with nba because of all these uk players lol



  12. tripleaaaron
    12:16 am July 10, 2019 Permalink

    Cousins is currently a better player than Kuzma. He starts.



    • ukisgr8
      8:53 am July 10, 2019 Permalink

      The only way he starts is if they decide to put Davis at pf and cousins at center. His injuries won’t allow him to play pf anymore. It’s amazing he was even able to come back at all. Pre injury I agree he starts no matter who is there. Post injury, he’s limited in what he can do which is why his worth is so down.