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Friday, August 30, 2013
Stevens: Rondo 'progressing really well'

By Chris Forsberg

Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens played in the pro-am at the Deutsche Bank Championship on Thursday at TPC of Boston in Norton and fielded some basketball questions after his round.

Asked about the health of rehabbing point guard Rajon Rondo and Jared Sullinger's recent statement that Rondo might not be back until December, Stevens told the Worcester Telegram & Gazette he wasn't sure where Sullinger got that timeline.

"I have never heard a timeline from [Rondo] and the latest that I've heard from our medical staff is that he's progressing really well," Stevens told the T&G.

Rondo underwent surgery to repair a partially torn ACL in mid-February. The Celtics set an aggressive timeline with hopes that Rondo might be ready for opening night in late October. Recently, teammates -- both past and present -- have hinted Rondo might not return until more towards December.

Stevens noted that he expects Rondo to return to the Boston area soon and confirmed that, at the moment, six members of next year's team have settled here for informal workouts ramping up to training camp in Sullinger, Kelly Olynyk, MarShon Brooks, Avery Bradley, Vitor Faverani, and Phil Pressey. Other veterans like Jeff Green have been in and out of the team's facility this summer.