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Boston Celtics rumors: Rajon Rondo return addressed in new Boston Celtics rumors

Rajon Rondo is planning his return to the Boston Celtics.
Rajon Rondo is planning his return to the Boston Celtics.
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Boston Celtics rumors about Rajon Rondo's return being addressed by the point guard himself. These Boston Celtics rumors come from Friday (Jan. 10), where it was reported that he is closer than ever to stepping back on an NBA court. According to the report from CBS Sports, Rondo states that he will be back before the 2014 NBA All-Star break begins on Feb. 14. This is important news for fantasy basketball owners looking to pick up a lot of steals and assists in the second half of the season.

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While this isn't exactly a specific date on the NBA schedule for fans to plan for, it at least means the former All-Star will be playing in games within the next 30 days. When he was talking to reporters about it, he even hinted that it could take place before the end of January. That could become a huge boost for the team as well as for fantasy owners that have had him stashed on the bench for the better part of the current season. He finished off his comments by stating, "I'm just taking my time. It's just a feeling. I'll probably just wake up that morning and play."

These Boston Celtics rumors come at a time when the franchise is trying to re-tool its roster for the future and it might even lead to Rajon Rondo coming up in more trade discussions. With other teams knowing that he is close to a return, the interest level in a defensive-minded point guard could suddenly start to increase again. The team could also decide just to hold on to him, but they have recently slipped to 13-23 on the season and are currently residing as the 11th place team in the Eastern Conference. It might not take much to sneak into the 2014 NBA Playoffs, but the front office has to decide if the team has enough talent to pull off a first-round upset.

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