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Rajon Rondo on Celtics return: 'I'll be before All-Star Break'

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A cure for the Boston Celtics current losing streak may be the return of their star point guard Rajon Rondo. According to the Boston Globe on Jan. 11, the savvy point guard is planning to make his debut before the 2014 All-Star Break.

Rondo has not set a specific date but a possible return may come before or on Feb.12 as the Celtics will play their final game before the break at TD Garden against the San Antonio Spurs. Rondo who has been out following ACL surgery is enthusiastic he will return to the court soon.

"It may be this month, next month. It'll be before All-Star Break," Rondo said.

There are rumors that a possible return may come on Jan. 17 when the Celtics host the Lakers, but Rajon rondo has denied those rumors. One thing is clear, whenever the Celtics floor general returns to the court it will be a much needed jolt for the Celtics who look like they will be on the road to a top lottery pick.

Head coach Brad Stevens would welcome a return because Rondo can also provide leadership, but even he is not certain about exactly when his point guard will step on the court. Steven said the return was news to him:

"I have not heard that from him or from anybody who would have that information. We never talked about a specific date. I haven't heard from our organization that a date was targeted."

Rajon Rondo has been rehabbing the knee injury he suffered a year ago in January. He said his focus has been on conditioning, both physical and mentally as an injury like that can make a player who relies on quickness and athletic ability to hesitate a bit.

Although a return date is not set in stone, Rondo is confident about his ability when he returns.

"I feel 10 times better. I feel more confident, stronger, more explosive. What I'm doing in the weight room, it's productive."