|Posted by shawn cassidy on September 14, 2013 at 2:25 AM|
It's around two weeks until camp gets under way, and the Celtics head coach doesn't know anything about Rondo's return. Rondo's season looks more like a year long training camp. He will have to get back into shape, and he'll need to run a new system. This season is turning into the word patience. Because the Celtics will likely lose a lot of games without Rondo, and those fans who want the Celtics to tank, will get a free pass. The Celtics won't need to tank, because Rondo won't be playing.
"[Rondo] hasn't put a date on [a return], and we haven’t put a date on it," Stevens said before Celtics players and staff led a basketball clinic at Holland Elementary School in Dorchester as part of the Harvard Pilgrim Foundation’s annual community service days. "I told him, whenever he feels best and he’s ready to come back, we’ll support him and we’ll be happy that he’s back. But it hasn’t been a specific date. Literally, I haven’t even asked that question in the past couple of weeks."
Brad also spoke about talks with Rondo.
"My general sense is he's really excited," said Stevens. "He's excited about the challenge of a new season. He's excited about the challenge of a new situation. He seems to be excited. I don't want to speak for him and I don't want to put words in his mouth, but every time we've talked it's been a really engaging conversation."
This is nothing new from Stevens. I like what Stevens says at this part. "I don't want to speak for him
and I don't want to put words in his mouth, but every time we've talked
it's been a really engaging conversation." I'm glad he's not putting words into Rondo's mouth. It sounds like gravy right now between the two. But it still sucks that Rondo's season is on hold until who knows when.