Monday, April 7, 2014

Stevens leaves decision to Rondo for last back-to-back of the season

Rajon Rondo has sat out every second game of a back-to-back after returning from a torn ACL in January. I say keep that going Rondo. I'm sure it wouldn't hurt if he sits out the last one of the season. There is no need for Rondo to press at this point .

ESPN Boston

The Celtics host Charlotte on Friday, but could Rondo give Saturday a go as well?

"I do think he’s getting better. He looks like he’s getting healthy; I think he’s recovering better," said Stevens. "That’s ultimately going to be his decision, based on how he feels on that day. He hasn’t played a back-to-back yet, so that would be a new thing. Is there a positive or negative to that? I don't know. But that will be his call, along with [team trainer] Ed Lacerte."

Regardless of whether he plays on Saturday, Stevens expects Rondo to log plenty of court time before season's end.

"He’s going to play a ton," said Stevens. "We’re going to try to have him finish as strong as he possibly can, because we think it’s really important for him to continue to play hard and play well. Again, establish some momentum for us heading into the offseason."

Maybe Rondo can play on a minutes restriction basis in the second game. Honestly, he seems well enough to play in it. But it's his choice, he knows his body more than we do.


  1. It's good thinking to have Rondo challenge his body a little more right now. Put more of a load on and see how it responds

  2. Rondo should give it a go.Whats the harm and sitting him the rest of the game if he doesn't feel right.