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Rondo (hand) could be ready for the season opener on Oct. 29, CSN Northeast's A. Sherrod Blakely reports.

He will sit out the Celtics' final preseason game Wednesday, but the broken bone in his hand is healing properly, and if he gets cleared to take part in the contact portion of practices later in the week, there's a chance the Celtics could have him for the start of the regular season. He could use a protective glove for his hand, but it would have to be approved by the league. At this point, Rondo shouldn't be downgraded much in fantasy drafts.

Rajon Rondo PG BOS 2 Days

Rondo (hand) is progressing well in his recovery from surgery and could begin participating in contact drills as early as next week, according to coach Brad Stevens.

Rondo underwent surgery to repair his broken left hand last month, but has already gone through non-contact drills during recent practice sessions. Since his condition continues to improve, Rondo may be cleared for contact sooner than expected, which has prevented coach Stevens from ruling out the possibility of Rondo being available for the Celtics' regular season opener Oct. 29. As a result, Rondo's status should be closely monitored as the week unfolds, since he figures to displace rookie Marcus Smart as Boston's starting point guard once healthy.

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Rondo got in some non-contact offensive work in practice Friday.

Rondo was initially given a 6-to-8 week timetable following a broken hand Sep. 26. With his progress of late, it appears he may be able to return earlier than expected, as he caught passes and took shots prior to Monday's preseason game wearing just a soft wrap.

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Rondo (hand) caught passes and took shots prior to Monday's preseason game against the Sixers, the Celtics' official site reports.

Rondo's activity is 10 days removed from surgery on his fractured left hand, which was protected by merely a soft wrap. As a result, the initial 6-to-8 week timetable may be a tad inflated, and if he returns before expected, he should sustain his proper place in drafts.

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Updating a previous report: Rondo had successful hand surgery Friday after breaking it at home Thursday and will have to miss the next 6-8 weeks as a result, The Boston Globe reports.

Rondo will almost certainly be unavailable or diminished to start off the regular season. This updated timetable for return suggests that he could miss up to three weeks of the regular season and may still be affected by the injury even when he ultimately returns to the court. His value will take a hit in most drafts, but he's still one of the better options at point guard around the league and might be a steal in mid rounds if he's only forced to miss the first three weeks of the regular season.

Rajon Rondo PG BOS 25 Days

Rondo is expected to miss the next six weeks after he had surgery to repair his broken hand Friday, The Boston Globe reports.

With the start of the Celtics' season coming on Oct. 29, it seems like Rondo may be in jeopardy of missing a small portion of the regular season. The initial timetable would mean that the point guard would miss the first week of the regular season, although his status will most likely be updated many times before then. Most detrimental to Rondo is that he'll be limited throughout training camp. Even if only misses a week of the regular season, it may take him a couple weeks after that before he's at 100 percent.

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Rondo has told the Celtics that he would like to be traded, ESPN reports.

This report came from a youtube clip of an off-camera moment on Around the Horn when panelist Jackie MacMullan was candidly talking with Frank Isola. MacMullan went on to say that Rondo has also told the Sacramento Kings, the one team that has been consistently mentioned as having interest in him, that he would never re-sign with them, leaving few common-sense options available as possible trade destinations for Rondo. The Celtics drafted Marcus Smart with the No. 6 pick in the offseason's 2014 NBA Draft, so it seems logical that the team would entertain trading Rondo, but there simply doesn't seem to be much urgency from the Celtics to trade him.

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Contrary to earlier reports, the Celtics have not had any communication with the Rockets regarding a trade for Rajon Rondo, according to multiple sources.

Considering that the Rockets don't have anything that would interest the Celtics, this rumor didn't have many legs to begin with. The two teams had reportedly discussed a deal before last season's trade deadline that centered around Rondo and Chandler Parsons, but Danny Ainge poured water on that rumor by saying, "We love Rondo, and we had no intention of doing that deal. But someone can call and feel good about themselves and make some bogus offer and then have a rumor out there that they're trying to get him." With Chandler Parsons headed to Dallas, Ainge would likely hang up on the Rockets if they called to offer a package built around Terrence Jones and Donatas Motiejunas.

Rajon Rondo PG BOS 3 Months

Contrary to earlier reports, the Celtics have not had any communication with the Rockets regarding a trade for Rajon Rondo, according to multiple sources.

Considering that the Rockets don't have anything that would interest the Celtics, this rumor didn't have many legs to begin with. The two teams had reportedly discussed a deal before last season's trade deadline that centered around Rondo and Chandler Parsons, but Danny Ainge poured water on that rumor by saying, "We love Rondo, and we had no intention of doing that deal. But someone can call and feel good about themselves and make some bogus offer and then have a rumor out there that they're trying to get him." With Chandler Parsons headed to Dallas, Ainge would likely hang up on the Rockets if they called to offer a package built around Terrence Jones and Donatas Motiejunas.

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Rajon Rondo spoke about the potential of becoming an unrestricted free agent after the 2014-15 season.

Rondo is still under contract with the Celtics for the 2014-15 season, but spoke like a man who is ready to explore free agency when asked about the possibility. "It just depends," Rondo said. "I don't know if I'm going to do 10 teams. I may do a lot. I don't know. It's kind of like college all over again, with recruiting, only times 50 because they have a ton of money to throw at the guys and they don't have any restrictions on what they can do. No [NCAA] rules." There are numerous trade scenarios (or an extension with the Celtics) that could play out before Rondo reaches free agency, but it's sounding like he'll be near the top of the free agency list next summer.