The Western Conference's leading team suffered the first injury since teams began practicing at the ESPN World Wide of Sports Complex outside of Orlando, Florida, with Rondo fracturing his right thumb in practice on Sunday. Rondo will undergo surgery and is expected to miss six to eight weeks, sidelining him at least through the start of the postponed 2020 playoffs.
How might the Lakers, already without starting guard Avery Bradley for the restart, replace Rondo? And will his injury affect the team's chances of reaching the NBA Finals for the first time since 2010? Let's take a look.