Celtics assign Rajon Rondo to Maine Red Claws for workout

The Celtics have assigned point guard Rajon Rondo to the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League. The plan is for Rondo to work out with the team this afternoon before immediately being called back up to the Celtics.

“Rajon is progressing terrifically in his rehab and this is the next step,” said Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge. “This is a brief assignment so that Rajon can participate in a workout this afternoon with the Red Claws and he will be called back up to the Celtics upon the conclusion of the workout.”

Rondo has not played for the Celtics this season since undergoing knee surgery in the offseason. The move leaves him eligible to return to the Celtics Friday night vs. the Lakers.

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