Boston Celtics fans, it’s official:
— NBA TV (@NBATV) January 16, 2014
Rondo’s 29,233,380 seconds Tweet Monday night was just his way of telling us what we all wanted to hear, without coming right out and, you know, telling us what we all wanted to hear.
Let’s get a bit more information from the source, Danny Ainge himself:
“Barring any unforeseen setbacks. … Unless there are any setbacks today, we’re anticipating him playing tomorrow.”
In his interview with 98.5 The Sports Hub, Ainge also shared that Rondo will be limited to five minutes per quarter worth of playing time, a wise course of action given the concerns many of us have over Rondo re-injuring his knee.
I’m excited to see Rondo play, and what better team to face in his return than Boston’s decades-old nemesis, the Los Angeles Lakers. Too bad Kobe Bryant won’t be on the floor, right? I’ll put my cautions on the back burner so as not to sound like a pessimist. Rondo’s return doesn’t make this team instant playoff contenders – the recent trade of Jordan Crawford and MarShon Brooks took care of that – but it will be nice to see some star power back on this team. Mostly, I’m curious as to which member (or members) of the roster will benefit the most from Rondo’s presence. Jared Sullinger? Avery Bradley? What about Jeff Green, who has been such an inefficient scorer this year? We’re about to find out!
I will update this post as more information is made available, but get ready, Celtics fans: he’s back!!!!