Friday, August 30th, 2013 at 2:50 pm  |  8 responses

Celtics Coach Brad Stevens Says There’s No Timeline for Rajon Rondo’s Return

Danny Ainge expects his star point guard to take part in the Boston Celtics’ training camp. Rajon Rondo thinks he’ll be better than ever when he returns (though some teammates simply hope he’s back before the end of the calendar year.) As for new head coach Brad Stevens, he’s being a lot more cautious about his floor general’s health. Stevens says he’s not aware of any timeline for Rondo to start playing again. Per the Boston Herald: “New Celtics head coach Brad Stevens has heard all the scenarios in the public conversation, but would not put a date or a timetable on when the lone member of the championship team will be back. ‘I have never heard a timeline from him and the latest that I’ve heard from our medical staff is that he’s progressing well,’ Stevens said at TPC Boston during the Deutsche Bank pro-am on Thursday. ‘Our staff has spent a little bit of time with him off site here as well as we followed up on his rehab when he’s been away. He will be back in town soon. He’s working. I know that for a fact. He’s working hard to get back as soon as he can and I’m sure he will.’ Stevens got to have a little bit of a respite on Thursday when he played with his bosses, Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge and co-owner Steve Pagliuca, in the pro-am with PGA Tour player Jordan Spieth. Days on the golf course or away from anything related to his new job have been few and far between since Ainge handed him a six-year contract to direct the Celtics through a rebuild.”

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  • spit hot fiyah

    translation: he is somewhere in kentucky and i have no idea whats going on. i just hope he doesn’t demand a trade when he comes back to boston.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Misinterpreted. I think it’s more
    “We don’t really care when he comes back as long as he does in time to get traded”

  • CzechMate

    Return to earth, he looks like an alien, with his eyes and long arse arms lol. but he is one of my favs

  • iceman

    obviously i know they want him to be healthy but do you guys also think there asking him to take his time to tank, i mean be competitive for the 2014 supposed gem of a draft class?

  • http://triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Read: We tanking!

  • laistar

    basically what means is “im not going to let u media mfos turn this into another derrick rose saga”

  • straight cake

    Rondo is not getting traded, I dont think the Celtics are that stupid plus they want to see how he transitions into being the leader of the team first before anything else happens.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    I highly doubt they want to compete for the 8 seed year in and year out. Plus, they’ve been trying to trade Rondo for years.