After a tough two-week stretch, the Boston Celtics find themselves tied for the fourth worst record in the NBA and have lost 11 of their last 12 contests, including the last three by a combined 12 points to the Los Angeles Lakers, Orlando Magic, and Miami Heat. Rajon Rondo is finally back on the floor, yet this team still looks destined to be one of the top lottery teams after starting the season winning more than they were losing.
Rajon Rondo may be playing a limited role with about 20 minutes per contest, but he is starting to look like the point guard the Celtics can build a future around. He was named captain prior to Fridays game against the Lakers and put up eight points and four assists in his first game back since his ACL injury last January. He shot 4-of-9 from the field and missed the game-tying triple that rimmed out. Continue reading State of the Celtics: Rondo Returns, Big Trade Opens Up Space on Court »