Connect with us

Boston Celtics

Boston Celtics News: Rajon Rondo Says He Is Sitting Out Game 5

Published

on

Boston Celtics News: Rajon Rondo Says He Is Sitting Out Game 5

Boston Celtics fans know Playoff Rondo, is a very scary Rondo for any opponent. When Rondo went down with a fractured thumb after game 2 many Celtics fans rejoiced given the success Rondo was having in the series against them. But now just days after it looked like Rondo was done for the series it is being reported that he will attempt to play in game 5 according to The Vertical’s Shams Charania.

Rondo was spotted at practice Tuesday dribbling and shooting in a much smaller thumb splint. There’s a chance he’ll play against his former team in the Boston Celtics. Here’s what The Vertical wrote on Rondo.

Around Rondo and the Bulls, there’s belief that the four-time All-Star has a chance to return but a final determination has not been made, league sources said.

Rondo originally received a two-week timetable from doctors on April 21. In two games this postseason, he has averaged 11.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 10 assists and has shot 42.3 percent from the field.

The Bulls are now tied with the Boston  Celtics 2-2 in the series after grabbing an initial 2-0 lead. In Rondo’s absence, they’ve rotated in Michael Carter-William, Jerian Grant and Isaiah Canaan in and out of Rondo’s role in the Bulls starting lineup.

For Celtics fans there is a bit of good news though, it was reported on Wednesday morning that Rondo has said he will not play in Game 5, but that remains to be seen because in theory he will try and go out in pregame to see if he can indeed not play. But if his bone is indeed in the same situation as the day he injured it there might actually be a chance Rondo is done for the entire thing.

Tanner founded Trifecta Network in Spring of 2016 and has been the Chief of Content for the Network since that time. Currently Tanner covers all the sports teams in Boston and has contacts in many of the teams in the city. Before starting Trifecta, Tanner was a Site Expert for the FanSided site Chowder and Champions before leaving to cover Boston teams on the ground as a member of the media for Trifecta.

Boston Celtics

The “Green” Lining

Published

on

Boston Celtics

Not to understate the solemnity of Gordon Hayward‘s injury, but the Boston Celtics are going to be just fine.

Saying, that without one player, the C’s are done for presupposes that this team is short on talent. It’s not.

When a newly acquired superstar goes down, it’s hard for fans to manufacture any positivity. Especially when such a thing happens during the first quarter of the season-opener. But let’s try to take a look at the implications of Hayward’s injury, without myopic jumpiness.

The 2017-18 season is very far from over for the Celtics. Gordon Hayward dislocating his ankle did not fracture Boston’s playoff hopes.

There are a few reassuring abstractions to be made from the box score of Tuesday night’s game, in which Hayward suffered the gruesome left leg injury.

Yes, the C’s lost to the Cavs 99-102, but this team passionately competed. And they mustered up the resolve to do so with one of their best players being escorted to the hospital.

This fact alone suggests that there are guys on this team who are willing, and able, to attempt to fill Gordon Hayward’s Nikes.

Continue Reading

Boston Celtics

Gordon Hayward Goes Down With Serious Injury

Published

on

Boston Celtics

Something you never want to see.

Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward went down with a serious leg injury just five minutes into his Celtics career. Hayward went up for an alley-oop against the Cleveland Cavaliers and came down awkwardly on his leg.

It looked like his ankle was dislocated/fractured.

Upon suffering the injury the game was stopped with players and fans alike in complete disbelief of what had occurred. Hayward was stretchered off the court wearing an air cast on his leg.

He was brought into the Cavs locker room for further evaluation and was then going to be moved to another area of the arena.

Celtics and Cavs medical staff announced that the injury suffered by Hayward is a fractured left ankle. A quick google search pegs the timeline at six weeks for the bones to heal.

More information to come as the story develops….

Continue Reading

Boston Celtics

Celtics Talk: The Little Guys

Published

on

Celtics

The play of Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward will not make or break this Celtics team. Everyone knows that they’ll perform. No it’s the ancillary characters, those hard-nosed guys who have been placed on the backburner, that will make the difference for Boston during the upcoming 2017-18 season.

This past summer was charged with controversy and pandemonium, following some massive moves made by Danny Ainge and his subordinates. Dishing out well-groomed fan favorites to teams manifold, Boston felt like the nexus of offseason activity in the NBA.

Many Celtics fans still harbor some reproach, regarding the unfamiliarity of this team. But I assure you that there is still exists that “Tommy Point” foundation, which the Celtics will look to for a foothold when the going gets tough. These are the individuals that will dictate the trajectory of this team’s season.    

Continue Reading

Most Popular

Copyright © 2017 Trifecta Network