Today, finally from the horse's mouth we are told what it seems like the entire Celtic organization knew since the beginning of summer, that Rondo will be out until December.
Its been mentioned before that our season is loaded with games in November and that by December 1 we will be through 1/4 of all regular season games. Lets assume Rondo isn't back until Jan 02 game against the bulls ... thats 32/82 games.
It was also released today that Stevens regards Avery as having the requisit skills to man the point. If this is the case, I bet you the starting lineup is Avery, Lee, Green, Bass, Humphries. Off the bench would be likely Pressey, Brooks, Wallace, Olynyk, Sullinger with Faverani and Crawford getting like 10mpg each.
Out of the 32 games, I think about half 11 are winable (against teams like Orlando, Milwakee, Utah, Charlotte, Toronto, Atlanta). Lets say we win 70% of the winnable games, and like 15% of the "not winnable" or clearly underdog games... that would come out to 11 wins.
Using my clearly flawless logic, thats my guess: 11/32 before Rondo comes back. Once Rondo returns, I stand by my past statements that he can almost make us a .500 team. Lets call that 22 more wins. Lets figure also that there is at least one additional unforeseen injury that cost us 4 wins.
This places us at 29 wins. Probably low enough to be the 7th worst record likely placing us in that 3-9 range in the draft.