|Posted by shawn cassidy on January 16, 2014 at 2:20 AM|
I'm not really shocked that Rondo will return on limited minutes. I don't see it lasting very long, but in his first game back after being off almost a full year. It makes perfect sense. This has been a wild week for Celtics fans, and the Garden should be electric Friday night. Because the Lakers are in town and Rondo's return is being booked.
Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo is still expected to play Friday against the Los Angeles Lakers, although he would be limited to 18-20 minutes according to coach Brad Stevens.
Stevens, who would not say if Rondo was in fact going to play Friday, did have Rondo on the bench dressed in uniform on Wednesday night.
However, Stevens made it clear after Boston's 88-83 win over Toronto that there was never any plan to play Rondo against the Raptors.
Not even when the game got tight in the fourth quarter and the Celtics were in desperate need for someone to do what Rondo does best - pass the ball.