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Rajon Rondo to return from minor hand surgery, will play Wednesday vs. Thunder

Brooklyn Nets v Boston Celtics

Brooklyn Nets v Boston Celtics

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When he has been on the court, Rajon Rondo has been good this young season — he’s averaging 11.2 assists per game, which would lead the league if he had played in enough games to qualify for the race.

But he’s missed some time, having surgery on his hand to remove a screw.

As expected, he has recovered and will play Wednesday night against the Thunder, as reported by A. Sherrod Blakely at

If you want to watch his return and you live in Boston and are a Comcast subscriber, you can stream tonight’s game on any device, just follow this link. For more details on what is involved, here is more information.

Rondo timed his return well, this is a winnable game for Boston against a Thunder team that is down with Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook out. Reggie Jackson will be opposite Rondo as the Thunder’s starting point guard.

Of course, the return of Rondo will fire up the Rondo trade rumors again. He is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer and that has amped up the trade rumors, even though it is not likely he gets moved. So long as Rondo doesn’t tell Celtics GM Danny Ainge he will not re-sign in Boston and forces his hand, Ainge has waited to be blown away by an offer for years and none have come. They are not likely to now — if you want Rondo, why give up an asset when you can try to sign him as a free agent this summer? (And you could lose him anyway as a free agent after that trade.) Plus, the Celtics may bring him back. But the likelihood of something happening never stopped the rumor mill.