Rajon Rondo missed his seventh straight game Tuesday when he sat out the Celtics game in Cleveland.
Rondo has been out since January 18th when he injured his right wrist. Tests have come back negative and according to team sources, Rondo is close to returning.
The Celtics are back home Wednesday night to host the Raptors as part of their five-game home stand, but a return Friday night against the Knicks seems more likely.
The Celtics are 4-2 without their star point guard.
In 13 games played this season, Rondo has averaged 15 points, 9.4 assists and 5.1 rebounds per game.