So much for the speculation that Rajon Rondo is nearing a return to the court. MassLive’s Jay King transcribed Danny Ainge’s morning interview on Toucher and Rich:
“I don’t think he’s close, meaning I don’t think it’s going to happen for the next few weeks,” Ainge said during an appearance on Toucher & Rich. “We’re not on pins and needles about it. We’re being very cautious with Rondo, and I think he still has a little bit of a limp. His strength is still not quite there. He is making progress but we’re not close.”
“He’s just not himself yet, but he’s getting there and he’s pushing himself to get there,” Ainge said. “Listen, we’re going to be very cautious with him and make sure he’s right before he comes back. There’s just a little bit of a limp still, and he’s got to get that strength in his knee back to 100 percent before we’ll let him back out on the court.”
While I don’t want Rajon Rondo playing until his knee is 100%, I’m disappointed because I love watching the guy play.
See you in mid-January, Rajon.