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.
1. Update on Rondo: Ainge was asked by Simmons when fans can expect to see Rondo (rehabbing after an ACL tear) back on the court playing for the Celtics.
“I’m not sure [when Rondo will be back],” Ainge said. “Rondo was working out [Tuesday] with all the guys. He’s not near 100 percent yet, but he’s out doing shooting drills and ball-handling drills. I really don’t have a date yet. We want to be careful with him, obviously. He’s hungry and anxious. I like the communication that’s going on between him and Brad [Stevens]. I think Rondo is looking forward to this stage of his career and, obviously he has to get healthy, but I think he really likes the challenge that’s ahead of him.”
2. Rondo rumors: Why there seems to always be so many trade rumors involving Rondo, whom Ainge called a “very special player.”
The media might as well stop asking because the Celtics organization isn’t going to offer a timetable for Rajon Rondo’s return. Brad Stevens lied to us last week and now Danny Ainge is towing the party line, too.
I get it. Setting a timetable over the summer only sets the table for controversy later IF Rondo has any sort of minor setback. The last thing we want is a Derrick Rose type situation. But there is a date. I just find it funny that the media accepts the blatant lying for truth.
The rest of the links:
CSNNE – Stevens disappointed in Sullinger | Social media guide to Celtics | Nets Daily – Ainge: Schwartz played big role in Nets deal | Yahoo! – Knicks Smith suspended for smoking pot | Texas Sports – Catching up with Avery Bradley