Rajon Rondo discloses how many minutes Frank Vogel plans to give him this season

Robert Marvi
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Despite already having a deep backcourt, the Los Angeles Lakers brought back veteran point guard Rajon Rondo for the upcoming NBA season.

The big question surrounding him has been how much, if any, playing time he will get. He revealed on Thursday what Lakers head coach Frank Vogel had told him about how many minutes he will receive this season.

Rondo, 35, was an instrumental part of the Lakers’ championship run in 2020.

But now that Russell Westbrook and Kendrick Nunn will be wearing the purple and gold, it will be hard to find meaningful playing time for Rondo.

Unless Westbrook or Nunn suffer an injury, Rondo may be largely relegated to the nebulous realm of being a player that is like another coach, similar to the role Udonis Haslem plays for the Miami Heat.

Nonetheless, Rondo’s experience, intelligence and leadership will be valuable qualities for a team hoping to regain the world title.

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Robert is a native of Santa Monica, Calif., and a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has been an avid NBA fan since he was a little kid in the mid '90s and fell in love with the Nick Van Exel-led Lakers teams. He truly cherishes the Kobe Bryant-era of Lakers basketball and the five world championships that came with it, and is looking forward to the team's next NBA title.