Planting rhodendron on north west side of house that gets full sun after 2 pm in afternoon
The location for the rhodo gets full shade until 2 in the afternoon; thereafter, it receives full sun until 6 or 7. Would this location be okay to play a rhodo next spring?
The conditions you describe are not the best for a rhododendron. Morning sun would be better and filtered sun in afternoon.
If that's the only space you have for it, then give it a go. The leaves can get sunburned, especially if not watered adequately. But don't keep the base of the plant too wet, as they are susceptible to crown rot.