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Boston Celtics’ Rajon Rondo could rehab in the D-League


Nov 11, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo (right) shares a laugh with a teammate during the second quarter of their 120-105 win over the Orlando Magic at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Celtics’ point guard Rajon Rondo has been out since January 25 after partially tearing his ACL. Rondo is nearing a return and the Celtics may decide to make a rather unorthodox move in Rondo’s rehab by placing him in the NBA’s Developmental League.


The Celtics’ D-League affiliate is the Maine Red Claws.

This would be a big surprise to everyone because NBA doesn’t usually send veteran players, especially those of all-star quality like Rondo down to the D-League for rehab. However, it is a common practice in other sports, namely Major League Baseball.

Of course, this is coming from Stevens and Rondo may not be on board with the idea. Or perhaps Rondo think it’s a good idea and thinks it could be a good way to regain his stamina, which is reported to be the only hurdle left in his rehab.

Topics: Boston Celtics, Brad Stevens, Rajon Rondo

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