Rajon Rondo
PG NOP
23 hours ago

Rondo's said he expects to play around 24-26 minutes in Monday's game against the Thunder, Pelicans radio host Daniel Sallerson reports.

EDGE Analysis

After missing the first month of the season with a sports hernia, Rondo has been gradually integrated into the rotation, playing five, 14, and 25 minutes, respectively, through his first three games back. He'll likely play about the same role as he did Friday in Denver, when he finished with 13 points (6-8 FG, 1-2 3PT), six assists, three rebounds and two turnovers.

Rajon Rondo
PG NOP
5 days ago

Rondo will likely play between 20-to-24 minutes in Friday's game against the Nuggets, Pelicans radio broadcaster Daniel Sallerson reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rondo recently returned from a 12-game absence due to a sports hernia and has played in just 19 total minutes between the two games he's played since coming back. So, it looks like with the sharp increase in minutes Friday that the point guard is nearly back to full health, which means Jameer Nelson will likely continue to see his workload reduced.

Rajon Rondo
PG NOP
6 days ago

Rondo will draw the start for Wednesday's game against the Raptors, Jennifer Hale of Fox Sports New Orleans reports.

EDGE Analysis

Though he'll be starting, Rondo is still expected to see just 14-16 minutes of action Wednesday as the team looks to ease him back into shape and the rotation. For that reason, he makes for a very risky DFS option. With Rondo's return, Jameer Nelson seems like the most probable candidate to see a reduction in workload. We should get a better idea of the team's rotation once Rondo begins seeing true starter's minutes, however.

Rajon Rondo
PG NOP
7 days ago

Rondo, according to coach Alvin Gentry, will "probably" play 14-16 minutes Wednesday against the Raptors.

EDGE Analysis

Rondo made his regular-season debut Monday following sports hernia surgery, playing just five minutes and posting two points and two assists. He'll see more run Wednesday, however, as he and the team look to gauge his health. His eventual return to full strength will probably mean fewer minutes for the likes of Jameer Nelson and possibly E'Twaun Moore, as Jrue Holiday will often shift to shooting guard.

Rajon Rondo
PG NOP
7 days ago

Rondo collected two points (1-1 FG) and two assists across five minutes during his season debut Monday against the Hawks.

EDGE Analysis

Rondo has been out since early October, battling a sports hernia. The Pelicans will likely take it slow with him because he's currently ahead of schedule in his recovery. One question concerning the 31-year-old this season is his health since he's played over 70 games just once in the past seven seasons.

Rajon Rondo
PG NOP
1 week ago

Rondo (sports hernia) is available for Monday's game against the Hawks, but he is not expected to log more than six minutes.

EDGE Analysis

Rondo was originally targeting a return Friday against the Nuggets, so he appears to be slightly ahead of schedule. However, it looks like the Pelicans are just going to really ease the veteran point guard into the swing of things, as his current minute restriction takes away any potential fantasy value. Still, he will look to start building a rapport with Pelicans big men Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins.

Rajon Rondo
PG NOP
3 weeks ago

Coach Alvin Gentry said Rondo (sports hernia) is targeting a potential return for Nov. 17 against the Nuggets, Daniel Sallerson of Pelicans.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rondo has been going through shooting drills for over a week now and while he hasn't progressed to the next step in taking full contact, it still appears he's trending in the right direction for a return in mid-November. If all goes as anticipated, Rondo will ramp up his activities over the next few weeks, with the hope of rejoining the team Nov. 17 against the Nuggets, though that could certainly change depending on how he feels following the increase in activity. That said, look for Jameer Nelson and E'Twaun Moore to continue to benefit with extra minutes in the meantime.

Rajon Rondo
PG NOP
1 month ago

Rondo (sports hernia) was able to go through some shooting drills Sunday, Scott Kushner of The Baton Rouge Advocate reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rondo isn't expected back until at least mid-November after undergoing surgery to address a core-muscle issue earlier this month, but it sounds like he at least hasn't hit any unexpected snags in his rehab. The Pelicans signed veteran Jameer Nelson a few days ago to address their lack of point-guard depth, but it's expected that a healthy Rondo will step into a starting role once he's given clearance to play again. If that's the case, Jrue Holiday would likely shift over to shooting guard while the likes of E'Twaun Moore, Nelson and Ian Clark would lose out on minutes.

Rajon Rondo
PG NOP
1 month ago

Rondo underwent surgery Monday to address a sports hernia and will be sidelined for 4-to-6 weeks, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rondo had been hopeful that he would be able to play through the sports hernia and serve as the Pelicans' starting point guard to begin the season, but after meeting with a specialist Monday, it was determined that the veteran would need surgery to address the matter. With Rondo out until at least early November, Jrue Holiday will presumably handle most of the ball-handling duties in the interim, opening up more minutes off the ball for Tony Allen and Jordan Crawford and more time at both guard spots for E'Twaun Moore and Ian Clark.

Rajon Rondo
PG NOP
1 month ago

Rondo is reportedly dealing with a sports hernia and will be seeing a specialist to determine the next step on Monday, Sean Kelley of ESPN radio reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rondo's timetable for a return likely depends on whether or not he decides to undergo surgery or try and play through it, so we'll have to wait until he visits a specialist to see what route he ends up taking. Either way, it's certainly concerning for his availability to start the season, so continue to monitor the situation over the next few days. If Rondo does miss time, Jrue Holiday will likely shift back over to point guard, while guys like E'Twaun Moore, Tony Allen and Jordan Crawford pick up more minutes at shooting guard.