The Boston Celtics (7-12) are second behind the Toronto Raptors (6-10) in the Atlantic Division, and continue to look positive with the return of Rajon Rondo knocking on the doorstep and players progressing game by game.
Rondo, who has been participating in Celtics practices as of late, seems to have the ball in his court on a comeback to the hardwood, according to a source who told Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe.
The seven-year guard’s return will be loud and clear similar to his presence on the bench currently. It is still an unknown whether he can be the player he was in the past, if not better and become the face of the franchise.
Jared Sullinger is one of many Celtics figures who has relished his playing time. Sullinger, who was injured most of last season, has become a weapon for the team in green. Head coach Brad Stevens’s system is in favor of the (games-wise) first-year power forward, simply a go with the flow and don’t be scared to shoot the ball type of mentality.
Currently, Sullinger is bringing everything to the table, including offensive rebounding, giving up his body in charging situations, but most importantly, shooting the three-ball as he has ever displayed. He has posted 13.3 points and 7.4 rebounds per game while shooting 32-percent from three.
If Rondo flourishes when he comes back, Sullinger puts in consistency in all aspects and Jeff Green brings production to the floor in every game, Celtics could find themselves as playoff team, which is something numerous Celtics fans don’t want to hear.