So much for having a target date locked in.
Rondo says he has no targeted return date and he denied the report that said he'd return for the Lakers game.— Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes) January 11, 2014
When I asked Rondo if he has any targeted return date at all, he said, "Honestly, I don't."— Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes) January 11, 2014
Brad Stevens also shot down the rumor.
Brad Stevens on report Rajon Rondo has targeted next week for Boston Celtics return: 'News to me' | masslive.com
"News to me. That’s what I would say. I have not heard that from him or from anybody that would have that information," Stevens said before meeting the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena. "We’ve never talked about a specific date. It’s been, ‘Hey, when you feel like you’re close then we’ll talk at that point. I’ve never talked to him about that, nor have I heard from our organization that there’s a date that’s been targeted."
Rondo might still suit up against the Lakers, but apparently nobody is willing to go on the record with a target date.