Boston Celtics assign Rondo to D-League

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Rajon Rondo has been assigned to the D-League by the Boston Celtics, reports ESPN

Rondo is set to participate in a workout with the Maine Red Claws today and will then be immediately recalled back to the Celtics. 

The Celtics are hoping this move further improves his progression as he targets a full return to action. 

The point guard could even be available for the Celtics on Friday as they take on the Los Angeles Lakers. 

Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge revealed that he is progressing well and the session with the Claws will help him further. 

Ainge told reporters: "Rajon is progressing terrifically in his rehab and this is the next step.

"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, who underwent surgery in February of last year, will be desperate to make a return on Friday against a Lakers side who have lost their last five matches.

However the Celtics' immediate attentions will be on their clash with the Toronto
Raptors, which will take place at the TD Garden tomorrow. 

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