Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.
Jared Sullinger hinted he might be back in December, and other reports have Rondo being ready by opening night in his rehab from offseason knee surgery.
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.”
Brad Stevens is lying right to our faces. Of course, he knows the timetable for Rajon Rondo’s return. But just like Wyc, Danny and the late Doc Rivers, he’s refusing to acknowledge any sort of timetable for Rondo’s return to the court. Call it gamesmanship.
I thought Jared Sullinger was going to be ready for training camp? What’s this stuff about him returning in December?
Never mind. I misinterpreted the comment as when Sully would return. He was referring to Rondo.
A fan posted this photo of Rajon last night.
Related links: CSNNE – Q&A with Brad Stevens
One other note, Fab Melo was released by the Grizzlies. I believe Donte Greene is still on the Celtics roster.
The rest of the links:
ESPN Boston – Summer forecast: Most intriguing storyline of camp