Rajon Rondo back after 2-game suspension
WALTHAM, Mass. (WHDH) -- The Celtics welcomed Rajon Rondo back to practice this week after the all-star point guard served his two-game suspension.
Rajon Rondo's time off was anything but a punishment while serving his suspension for a fight against the Brooklyn Nets.
"I went to Mexico for a couple days to watch the game," Rondo said.
Rondo did actually spend his time in another country, and while back at practice he spent no time thinking about his actions.
When asked if he learned a lesson from the suspension, Rondo simply replied, “No." Rondo showed little remorse and little reaction even after his streak of 10 or more assists in a game faded away at 37 straight.
If you add his chest bump and his ball toss at a referee, Rondo has been suspended three times in his entire career; with all three occurring in the last nine months.
It’s an odd scenario even head coach Doc Rivers can't cure.
"I don't want to get inside that head. I think the obvious lesson is you all know is that he can't miss games," Rivers said.
After Doc Rivers gave some of his old-school players -- ages 35 and up -- two days off, Tuesday he joked around saying, “Thanks to a two game suspension, Rajon Rondo also had two days off.”
It seems like the Celtics will be well rested for Wednesday night's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves.