As soon as the Celtics wrapped up a light practice session, Rondo started looking around for volunteers.
He wanted to get a run in, a quick pickup game to test out the knee he’s spent the past 10 months nursing and get the basketball juices flowing.
Jared Sullinger was more than willing.
“I volunteered right then and there,” Sullinger said.
By and large, so was everyone else. From Courtney Lee and Gerald Wallace to assistant coach Walter McCarty, the Celtics ran a five-on-five game.
Sullinger admitted he could use the run.
“I knew, one, it would help my conditioning,” the big man said.
But he knew it was more important for Rondo, whom the Celtics hope to have back by next month. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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