Lakers News: Anthony Davis Excited to Play with Rajon Rondo Again in LA

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistSeptember 19, 2019

New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) celebrates with guard Rajon Rondo (9) after defeating the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in New Orleans, Saturday, April 21, 2018. The Pelicans won 131-123 to sweep the series. (AP Photo/Scott Threlkeld)
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Rajon Rondo only spent one season playing with Anthony Davis but he apparently made quite an impression on the superstar. 

"I've got Rondo back as my point guard," Davis told Peter Flax of The Red Bulletin. "He's a guy I can count on to get the ball in my sweet spot."

Rondo played 65 games with the New Orleans Pelicans in 2017-18, averaging 8.3 points and 8.2 assists per game for a team that reached the second round of the playoffs.

Davis was also arguably at his best that year as well, averaging a career-high 28.1 points per game to go with 11.1 rebounds and an NBA-best 2.6 blocks per game. He finished third in MVP voting behind only James Harden and LeBron James.

However, Rondo left for the Los Angeles Lakers the following season and the Pelicans fell well out of playoff contention, leading to Davis' trade request and eventual departure from the organization.

Although Rondo hasn't been an All-Star since 2012-13, it's clear he is still well-respected among the league's top players.

The two are now reunited in Los Angeles along with James, Danny Green and others, creating one of the top contenders in the NBA.

"I think we have a great group of guys—no one causing locker room problems and nobody who wants to go out there and be selfish; nobody who wants to showcase their skills rather than do what’s best for the team," Davis added.

The 26-year-old also noted that he and James "talk every day."

This type of chemistry should give fans plenty of excitement heading into the 2019-20 season.


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