Rajon Rondo returned against one of his greatest rivals tonight, and it will be interesting to see how this plays out. The Boston Celtics appear to be one of the teams who are tanking from a general manager’s perspective, but the coaches and players do not seem to have gotten the memo. The return of Rondo might fast-track their progress back to the playoffs, but we shall see.
Rondo tore his ACL on January 25th of last year, and we will have to examine how the surgery held up.
“I don’t think we can expect him to be the Game 7 Rajon Rondo tomorrow,” Stevens said before practice on Thursday. “This is part of the process to getting back to full-go. He is our starting point guard. We want to figure out the right minutes for him so he doesn’t get too stiff on the bench.”
We will have to see if Rondo ends up happy with the minutes he gets tonight; something tells me the point guard will not be totally satisfied.
Rondo was averaging career-highs of 13.7 points, 5.6 rebounds and 11.1 assists per game in 2012-13 before he was hurt, so we will have to see if he can put up those video numbers right away. The chances are he will not be able to, but if he does then the Celtics can punch their ticket to the playoffs. Keep an eye out for more content tonight.