Los Angeles Lakers: Remaining questions after signing Markieff Morris

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Who’s the Secondary Floor General?

Here’s an area the Lakers need significant help, which explains why they would’ve welcomed guard Darren Collison out of retirement. Jackson may have been a decent fit—not the best—but better than regular-season Rajon Rondo. Los Angeles may have to wait until the playoffs to see the 34-year-old at his best.

Throughout his career, Rondo has been a far better distributor than a scorer with the ball, but the 14th-year veteran is averaging 5.3 assists per game, his lowest mark since the 2007-08 campaign.

The Lakers need a point guard who can run the offense and force defenders to respect the threat of a jump shot.

Guard Alex Caruso brought fans at the Staples Center to their feet while he played 17 solid minutes, recording eight points, three rebounds, eight assists, two steals and a block against the Pelicans Tuesday.

Jokes aside, Vogel may want to consider increasing Caruso’s workload to see what he’s capable of with 20-26 minutes on a more consistent basis. The 24-year-old has only played in three such contests during February.

Morris isn’t going to fill this void, so the Lakers don’t have much to lose with an in-house talent as a potential solution to a primary problem.

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While Caruso isn’t a “floor general,” he’s capable of finding the open man as a facilitator and injects instant energy on both sides of the court.