On the NBA Hang Time podcast, former Trail Blazer Channing Frye declared that the Los Angeles Lakers have “no answer” for Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum with Rajon Rondo out due to a thumb injury, should the Blazers and Lakers face each other. Despite the presence of LeBron James and Anthony Davis on the court, Frye contends that won’t be enough.
“The Lakers have no answer for CJ and Dame.” @channingfrye shares why Portland could be a dangerous first round matchup for the Lakers on #NBAHangTime presented by @express: https://t.co/p2mLG24C4Q pic.twitter.com/NPHmfe5tSc— NBA TV (@NBATV) July 20, 2020
Frye believes that without “Playoff Rondo” guarding Lillard or McCollum, the Blazers can best the Lakers if they play each other. Rondo recently had surgery on his injured thumb, and it is likely he will not return to play until the playoffs at the soonest.