Earlier in the week, Boston Celtics’ Rajon Rondo decided to celebrate his 28th birthday in Los Angeles rather than make the trip to Sacramento to take on the Kings with his teammates.
Although Rondo was not going to play against the Kings (he isn’t playing in back-to-backs), that is frowned upon).
On Thursday, Celtics’ general manager Danny Ainge talked to Rondo in a conversation that was described as “lengthy” and addressed the media Friday.
“I think it was important to talk because I just wanted to hear from Rondo,” said Ainge, who had hoped to meet with Rondo in person, but departed on a scouting trip before the team returned from the coast (via Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston). “I wanted to hear what he was thinking.”
After the conversation, Ainge said everything had been worked out.
“I’m completely satisfied,” Ainge said. “I learned some things and I think he learned from this experience. We’re moving on.”
Rondo is averaging 11.6 points, 8.1 assists, 4.6 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game this season.