LA Roundup: Alex Caruso Has a Chance to Shine in Orlando, Chargers Lose a Key Piece in Roderic Teamer, and More!

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The Lakers have been one of the favorites heading into Orlando, but they didn’t anticipate losing their two highest usage point guards before playing a single game. Rajon Rondo‘s finger injury will hold him back for at least six weeks, which leaves a big opportunity for someone to step up in his absence. Alex Caruso has played well all season and deserves the chance to take those extra minutes going forward. The Lakers have just over 2 weeks to figure out if this is the direction they want to take.

In football news, the Chargers took a big hit today with the suspension of Roderic Teamer. Teamer will sit out the first 4 games of the season due to a violation of the league’s substance abuse policy, leaving a hole for LA to plug. The team has plenty of depth at safety, but Teamer was a great piece that was expected to help the Chargers’ secondary. It will be interesting to see who takes his place in the pecking order for the first 4 games and possibly the rest of the season.

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