On Tuesday, injured Boston Celtics’ all star point guard Rajon Rondo beat teammate MarShon Brooks in a race (you can see video of the race here).
Rondo has been participating in more basketball-related activities, is always around the team at workouts and practices and has also been playing one-on-one with Brooks.
“He looks good, man,” Brooks told ESPN Boston’s Chris Forsberg after Tuesday’s practice. “He’s quick. He’s very quick, always been quick. I think he’s almost there.”
Head coach Brad Stevens has liked the Rondo has gotten more involved, but also made sure to reporters know not to read too much into that.
“When we do that stuff, even if it’s 100 percent [effort], there are no other bodies on the court, so you can’t tell [how close he is to returning],” said Stevens. “I know he’s playing a little bit of 1-on-1 before games, but I’m not out there, so I haven’t seen a whole lot that would say he’d be close to ready or whatever the case may be. I have not gotten any word that we have a timeline that is anytime in the very, very near future.”
Rondo hasn’t played since January 25.