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Lakers' Rajon Rondo says he wants to help Lonzo Ball develop

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One of the veterans that the Los Angeles Lakers brought in this summer alongside LeBron James is Rajon Rondo.

Rondo signed a one-year, $9 million contract with the Lakers last month, adding more championship-winning quality to the team since he won the title with the Boston Celtics in 2008.

Just because of his experience though, Rajon isn't guaranteed the starting job. He will likely have to compete against Lonzo Ball for the starting point guard role in training camp.

However, recently speaking to TMZ Sports, Rondo revealed that he would be willing to accept a reserve role with the Lakers this upcoming season.

He said on his role next season with the Lakers: "Whatever they ask me, you know, my main objective is to win."

The point guard also said that he is ready to help Ball develop and become a better player as much as possible.

"I'm ready to help develop Lonzo [Ball] as much as possible. If I'm not starting and he's starting, he's going to be ready to go and ready for anybody that comes his way. And we'll be ready to roll."

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Lonzo averaged 10.2 points, 7.2 assists, and 6.9 rebounds in his rookie season with the Lakers, but struggled a lot with his shot. Rondo should be able to help improve his stats.

Last season with the New Orleans Pelicans, Rondo averaged 8.3 points, four rebounds, and 8.2 assists.

While the Lakers' starting five besides LeBron is still up in the air, the team's general manager Rob Pelinka has said it was essential to add Rondo to the roster because of the basketball IQ and playoff toughness he brings.

Rondo is coming into the Lakers looking to start at point guard, so he's not going to give up the position to Lonzo without a fight. However, if he loses the battle, he's not going to cause a fuss in his reserve role.

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Kobe Bryant
Lonzo Ball
Rajon Rondo
LeBron James
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