Los Angeles Lakers
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Rondo's debut in the 2019-2020 season continues to be postponed. The Los Angeles Lakers man was expected to debut this day, in the match against Toronto Raptors at the Staples Center, but the 33-year-old was discarded on saturday night after training, as reported by Yahoo Sports journalist Chris Haynes.
Lakers guard Rajon Rondo participated in a workout today on an off day in preparation for his return, but he is not expected to make his debut on Sunday against the Raptors, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
– Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) November 10, 2019
Rondo, who suffers from a discomfort in the right calf, still listed as "questionable" in the last official medical part of the California franchise. His last official match was on April 5, 2019, with 15 points and 12 assists in the 122-117 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers. RR already missed eight games this season, in which Lakers leads the Western Conference with a 7-1 record. Last season Rondo only played 46 games out of 82 possible, and since 2015-2016 that does not play more than 70 games.
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As to Jeff Teague, a picture of illness marginalizes it from the courts since Monday, November 4, when Minnesota fell to Milwaukee by 134-106 in a game in which the base contributed 10 points and 3 assists. The former Atlanta, who averaged 12.1 points and 8.2 assists in 2018-2019, will not be available again this Sunday when the Timberwolves receive Denver Nuggets in an important divisional duel of the Western Conference. This was confirmed by his coach, Ryan Saunders.
Coach Saunders tells the media Jeff Teague (illness) will not play tonight.
– Timberwolves PR (@Twolves_PR) November 10, 2019
It will be the third consecutive game without playing for Teague and his place in the starting quintet will probably be occupied by the rookie again Jarrett Culver, because the presence of Shabazz Napier, the other "natural" base of the campus, is in doubt about a pull on the thigh of the right leg.
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