As you guys know, Rondo was scratched off Friday night, because of a sore shin. He's questionable against the Cavs Saturday, and the Celtics are handling this the right way. Don't push Rondo, especially at this point in the season.
"Obviously, if he feels good he can [play], because it’s not a back-to-back for him," said Celtics coach Brad Stevens. "But I don’t know. I haven’t talked to [team trainer] Ed [Lacerte]. Ed came in [before Friday's game] and said, 'Rondo is out,' and I went straight to next plan because we only had about an hour and a half before the game."
After missing two games due to right knee tendinitis, Kris Humphries returned Friday and chipped in four points and seven rebounds over 11:26 off the bench. He said he's a game-time decision for Saturday.
"I’m definitely not 100 percent, just the swelling and stuff, but I wanted to get out there," said Humphries. "I had a good workout [Thursday], so I figured I’d come and play [Friday]. We’ll see how it feels [Saturday]."
This isn't serious, but you don't want to make it serious, or at least putting him at risk. Will see what happens Saturday night. The Celtics are down to their last 3 games, and I think Rondo will without a doubt play in two of the last three games.