Perhaps the most eagerly awaited return out of all the injured fantasy basketball stars this season has been PG Rajon Rondo of the Boston Celtics. The superstar has been recovering from a torn ACL for months, but the veteran is set to return to action any week now.
Recent reports have Rondo being only a couple weeks away from making his debut. There are numerous rumors circling that the All-Star could play in the NBA D-league before heading to Boston, in order to get his legs underneath him, but nothing has been officially set in stone.
The four-time All-Star averaged a NBA-leading 11.1 assists last season, until he was forced to shut it down for the year due to his knee injury, and Rondo has been able to collect assists throughout his career. He should be able to average eight or more dimes per game from the minute he steps onto the court.
Unfortunately, Rondo is playing with perhaps the worst surrounding cast of his career, as the team lost the last of the big three (Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett) this off-season to the Brooklyn Nets. Rondo will be asked to do much more this season, and considering he has never been a consistent scorer, he will likely have some rough shooting performances to begin the season.
Most of the star point guards in the league are currently injured, so the news of Rondo’s potential return couldn’t have come at a better time. He should instantly become a nightly starting option and carry fantasy owners over the second half of the season.