“Rondo’s working really hard to get back and we’ll have him back when he’s ready, not before,” Vogel said. “We’re listing him as questionable, which, by definition, mean’s he’s 50/50, so we’ll see how he responds to today’s work.”
Rondo was inactive for Game 1 but was close to being ready for the game. He has missed the entirety of the Lakers’ games in the NBA’s restart in Orlando, Fla. due to a fractured thumb.
Now, it looks as if the Lakers have a chance to get one of their leaders back ahead of Game 2.
The Lakers certainly could use Rondo after losing 100-93 to the Blazers on Tuesday.
The team shot just 5-for-32 from 3-point range, and Danny Green, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Anthony Davis struggled from the field.
Rondo’s playoff experience will be of great value as well, as he was a part of the Boston Celtics’ championship team in 2008.
The 34-year-old is averaging 7.1 points and 5.0 assists per game this season.