Originally posted on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 8/25/13
Jared Sullinger sat down for an interview this week with WSYX in Ohio. He obviously sounds excited to be returning to the court, but also mentioned that he hoped Rondo would be back by December (2:28). We've heard conflicting reports on when Rondo will return. We've even heard that he might be back by the start of camp. I think it's much more likely here that Rondo misses the first month or two. The key has to be getting Rondo back to 100%. We're not winning a title this year regardless (many would say we're not sniffing the playoffs either), so why rush Rondo back for no other reason than to win a few more games and get a worse draft pick? The best thing for the longterm future of the Celtics would be for Rondo to take a lengthy Derrick Rose-like rehab and the Celtics to snag a high draft pick in next June's top heavy draft. Maybe the Celtics get lucky this time and get to draft a young star to play next to Rondo or maybe they get a high enough pick to trade for an established star. Regarding
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