Celtics’ Rajon Rondo to Make Season Debut Against Lakers
(WALTHAM, Mass.) -- The Boston Celtics confirmed that All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo will finally make his season debut Friday night against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Rondo has been out of action since last January after tearing his ACL, and is now on the team's active roster nearly 11 months after having surgery.
The plan is for Rondo to hit the ground running as he'll be the team's starting point guard. But there will be some early restrictions to start off with.
"I'm going to talk to him after practice, and the plan of attack will be he will play 18 to 20 minutes, and that would be the max," Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said. "So then you decide how you want to disperse those and how you want to attack each portion of the game and all those things. So that's what we're going to talk about."
"Obviously, he is our starting point guard, so I want to make sure we figure out the minutes for him so he doesn't get too stiff on the bench and all that other stuff," he continued.
When healthy, Rondo is one of the best pure point guards in the NBA. He's averaged over 11 assists per game the past three seasons, and has led the NBA in assists the past two seasons.
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