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Rajon Rondo assigned to D-League, Making Return Friday

Rajon Rondo has been cleared to play, he hinted earlier this week that he would make his season debut against the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday. In order to get a workout in and to go through some physical tests before he can play the Boston Celtics have assigned Rondo the NBA D-League’s Maine Red Claws.

Via ESPN Boston: 

The Boston Celtics have assigned point guard Rajon Rondo to the Maine Red Claws of the D-League. 

Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge noted that Rondo will participate in a workout with the Claws on Wednesday, then immediately be recalled, likely in preparation for his return to game action on Friday against the Los Angeles Lakers. 

“Rajon is progressing terrifically in his rehab and this is the next step,” said Ainge. “This is a brief assignment so that Rajon can participate in a workout this afternoon with the Red Claws and he will be called back up to the Celtics upon the conclusion of the workout.”

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