Dec 28, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo (9) shoots a free throw prior to the start of a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Does Rajon Rondo's Cryptic Tweet Hint At His Return?

Jan 3, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo (9) warms up before the start of the game against the New Orleans Pelicans at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Hardwood Houdini readers, I don’t know how many of you follow Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo on Twitter, but if you do, you know that he only Tweets things that are really, really important to him.

For example, spending time at the Yawkey Boys and Girls Club on Christmas morning.

Or, his late-night snack on Christmas.  (Peanut Butter and graham crackers, if you’re wondering.)

If he only Tweets the important stuff, then, what are we to make of this Tweet he fired off at 11:42 p.m. last night?



If you do the math – and thankfully, ESPN’s Chris Forsberg did – that number adds up to just over 338 days – the amount of time between Rondo’s ACL surgery on February 13, 2013, and this Friday’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers.

More specifically, Rondo appears to have determined the EXACT amount of time that would have elapsed between his 11:07 a.m. surgery, and Friday’s 7:30 p.m. game tip-off.


Last week, Rondo stated that he was preparing to return to action before the All-Star break, but denied that he had any specific date chosen, in response to all of the rumors that claimed he was eyeing a return this Friday.  Unless he’s playing mind games with his followers, it would appear that he was either being coy about the rumors, or that he has since decided that the Celtics-Lakers game would be the perfect time for him to resume his NBA career.

Celtics fans, I’m just as excited as any of you are at the thought of seeing Rondo return to action.  I just hope that he is not rushing his return based on the recent play of his team.  Watching the Cs endure an 0-5 road trip, and a 9-game losing streak, is probably eating away at Rondo – but if he’s rushing his return to action even the slightest bit, I’m concerned.  We don’t need to see another Derrick Rose moment, so whatever Rondo’s motivations are, if he does take the court this Friday against L.A., I hope he does so knowing that he is 100% ready for NBA basketball.

I’ll keep you posted as more information becomes available!

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