Rajon Rondo and Brandon Ingram practiced with the South Bay Lakers on Tuesday as they continued their rehab from injuries that caused the Lakers to leave both players at home during this road trip.
Had the Lakers been home, the two might have joined them at practice, but instead they were assigned to the team’s G-League affiliate to begin practicing.
Lakers coach Luke Walton said Rondo did not have any limitations in the practice. While Ingram didn’t participate fully, Walton is hopeful he will be able to with the team on Thursday.
“As long as nothing swells up overnight when we get back on Thursday, in practice they’ll be with us going full speed,” Walton said.
Rondo has missed 17 games since he broke his right hand Nov. 14 against the Portland Trail Blazers. He had surgery to repair the third metacarpal bone the next day and has been recovering since. An instance of fluid buildup resulted in a setback for Rondo, but he is still on track to return within the original time frame of four to five weeks.
Ingram suffered a sprained ankle Dec. 5 against the San Antonio Spurs and has missed the last seven games. He missed four other games early this season when he was suspended for a fight against the Houston Rockets. He’s started all 20 games in which he’s played and averaged 15.2 points, four rebounds and 2.2 assists.