Originally written on Celtics Town  |  Last updated 11/8/11

Every once in a (long) while, the bleak world inhabited by the NBA lockout cracks open with a ray of sunshine, a quote that actually pertains to basketball, the greatest sport on earth. Tuesday, thanks to Mark Murphy and the Boston Herald, Rajon Rondo commented on JaJuan Johnson, the young, agile, 6-foot, ten-inch shooter from Purdue.

Rondo, who has been taking classes at the University of Kentucky, also organized a workout session in conjunction with another former Wildcat, Nazr Mohammed.

Many of Mohammed’s Oklahoma City teammates attended the sessions, though Rondo’s old friend Kendrick Perkins didn’t make the trip.

Rondo, in turn, invited former teammate Marquis Daniels and soon-to-be Celtics rookie JaJuan Johnson.

Johnson, like Rondo, is represented by agent Bill Duffy, and made an immediate impression with his shooting range.

“He’s a better shooter than I thought,” Rondo said. “He has KG range, which is saying something. He was very aggressive with the ball.”

The Celtics’ rookie power forward has KG range. At this point, I’m salivating for the season like I just caught a whiff of boneless buffalo wings. Too bad this goddamn lockout might never end.

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