Report: Lakers will start Lonzo Ball over Rajon Rondo once Rondo returns from suspension

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The Los Angeles Lakers will keep second-year point guard Lonzo Ball in the starting lineup Saturday night against the San Antonio Spurs when veteran Rajon Rondo returns to the team after serving a three-game suspension, according to Dave McMenamin of ESPN.

Rondo was suspended three games for spitting on and punching Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul last Saturday. The Lakers went 2-1 with Ball as the starter. The former No. 2 overall pick averaged 12.7 points on 53.6 percent shooting from the field and 40 percent from beyond the arc. He also averaged 7.3 assists, 7.0 rebounds and 2.7 steals per game.

Rondo is averaging 13.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 10.5 assists while shooting 57.1 percent from the floor and 50.0 percent from the 3-point line in the three games he has played in.

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