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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.”
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The mystery surrounding Rajon Rondo's return to the basketball court continues. Over the summer most had assumed that the mercurial point guard would be healthy in time for the Celtics' season opener against the Toronto Raptors. That is until Jared Sullinger now facing his own set of problems recently stated his hope that Rondo would be back on the court by December. ...
Brandon Bass got married over Labor Day weekend (sorry if this is old news, I was away at a wedding that weekend as well!) and Brandon's brother Chris captured some instagram videos from the wedding, including one of Rajon Rondo dancing it up with Bass (above) and Brandon and his new wife dancing (below). Jason Terry was also in attendance, and Chris Bass appears to be upset...
From the moment his torn ACL was confirmed, Rajon Rondo seemed to believe that he would be back on the court for the Celtics’ season opener. Speculation was even tossed around that the All-Star point guard could be ready to go for training camp.
Rondo’s swift return does not look so likely anymore. Although Rondo was working out Tuesday, his readiness is up in the air, Celtics...
Bill Simmons welcomed Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge on the “B.S. Report” Friday, discussing a range of different subjects including the blockbuster Brooklyn trade, Doc Rivers' departure to the Clippers, and Rajon Rondo's short-term and long-term future in Boston. Simmons, ever the basketball historian (and Boston superfan), also juxtaposed...
Boston Celtics: 3 Pivotal Questions Entering The Season
By Jordan Van Beek: HoopStuff Writer
How Much Time Will Rajon Rondo Miss?
As everybody knows, Rajon Rondo is recovering from a torn ACL. But what nobody knows is when he will return. But the real question is, how long can the Celtics go on without Rondo this season? Not having the league assists and triple double leader on the...
New Los Angeles Clippers coach and former Boston Celtics skipper Doc Rivers went on WEEI Thursday and he had plenty to say.
Doc wasted no time getting into the idea that Danny Ainge floated about Doc wanting out of Boston.
Honestly, I was very disappointed in that part of Danny’s press conference,” Rivers said during an appearance on Dennis & Callahan to promote September’s...
Rajon Rondo has been pretty low key this off-season while he rehabs from a torn ACL, but last weekend he was spotted letting loose and getting down on the dance floor at teammate Brandon Bass’ wedding in Houston last week.
Others in attendance included Nets’ Jason Terry, Jameer Nelson of the Magic, Suns’ Gerald Green, Rashard Lewis of the Heat and more.
It seems that there is a difference of opinion over the circumstances of Doc Rivers' departure from Boston. The prevailing thought among many is that the organization decided to rebuild and Doc wanted no part of that and left. Here is what Danny Ainge had to say in his remarks after Doc's exodus to LA.
According to Ainge, the team sent Rivers a letter May 9 saying...
Danny Ainge joined Bill Simmons "B.S. Report" podcast to discuss a variety of topics in an interview that ended up lasting over an hour.
Listen to the whole thing, here (it's worth it).
As for the highlights (much of this is closely paraphrased, not exact quotes):
On the KG/Pierce trade:
Ainge: 'KG had a no-trade and was involved in the process. He had earned...
After tearing his ACL last season, Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo has been rehabbing but decided to cut loose at teammate’s Brandon Bass wedding.
Check out this video which shows Rajon getting down to the music:
Rajon Rondo dances at Brandon Bass wedding [Beyond The Buzzer]
Boston Celtics forward Jared Sullinger recently said that Rajon Rondo could return from his torn ACL in December but new coach Brad Stevens isn't counting on any specific time as it relates to the potential return of his star point guard.
"I've been asked a lot about the timeline and I'm the furthest thing from an athletic trainer or doctor so I don't know"...
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Many in Boston are not sure how Doc Rivers ended up the head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers. GM Danny Ainge said he wanted Rivers to stay but he wanted out mainly because he did not want to rebuild. That being said Rivers told Ainge he wanted to stay in Boston. So it’s basically a he said she said situation. The real truth will probably never come out.
Here is what Rivers had...
Doc Rivers is long gone from Boston, but he is still fighting the perception that he abandoned the Celtics franchise in its greatest moment of need.
Rivers, in an appearance on The Dennis & Callahan Show on Thursday morning, disputed Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge‘s characterization of Rivers’ departure as the coach’s choice. Rivers maintains that...
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