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Rondo 4 weeks away from playing ball; JO will return

Chuck - Red's Army June 22, 2011 Uncategorized 5 Comments

Danny Ainge and Doc Rivers made themselves available to the media today in Waltham. According to reports on Twitter, Rajon Rondo was there running on a treadmill.

Here is a variety of comments, courtesy Scott Souza:

Danny Ainge: Rajon Rondo not 100 percent yet. About four weeks from playing basketball. In Waltham doing conditioning.

Danny Ainge: Jermaine O'Neal has every intention of coming back next year.

Danny Ainge: we have to address size in the offseason. It doesn't necessarily have to be in the draft.

Danny Ainge: we don't want to move next year's pick in this year's draft. Our picks not enough to get to top. Next year is deeper draft.

Doc Rivers: had dinner with Big 3 recently. Talked about how important the regular season is and how we gave away some games.

I have mixed feelings about Jermaine. I was hoping he'd retire, but considering he's the only center on the Celtics roster, I guess we need him. His defense was good in the playoffs, but I'm fairly confident he'll miss at least 25 games next season.

I wonder if Danny will address the Josh Smith rumors.

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  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01157053529f970b zippittyay

    remind me whats wrong with rondo other than that elbow

  • http://profile.typepad.com/rtcoaster Shawncvd

    I remember his back getting stretched on sidelines during Heat series, his foot woes, and isn’t the elbow injury enough to keep one sidelined 6-10 weeks?
    Hopefully any resulting kinks in his healed elbow can dramatically improve his j’s and free throws.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/jacobnoble Jacob Noble

    Zippittyay – everything on Rondo aches.
    BigMCK – I spit out the soda i wasn’t drinking when i read “im fairly confident he will miss 25 games in the regular season”, however i hope hes back, he knows what he is doing and if his body is with him, he can be a force (as we saw)

  • http://profile.typepad.com/sothewind Lee in Oregon

    Translation: JO has every intention of collecting the 7 million still on the table.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/trsjr91 BleedGreen34

    trade rondo get extremely high valuable for him at big man or an off the dribble scorer resign delonte and backup bradley and we win the championship next year