ESPN’s Jackie MacMullan said in an Around The Horn segment that Rajon Rondo has told the Celtics “he wants out.”
This isn't really breaking news as this has been stated and known for quite some time. Rondo is in the final year of his contract and wants out. MacMullan seems to be speaking as the authority on the subject and says that not only does Rondo want out, but the Celtics are ready to get rid of him as well. Unfortunately, it's not that easy. The Celtics want a substantial haul for him and very few teams have both the ability to to offer up a significant package and have a need at point guard. The Kings have been mentioned the most, but they're not likely to offer up enough because Rondo has already said that he will not re-sign with them when his contract expires.We should be hearing plenty more on this throughout the offseason, but hey...at least we're not talking LeBron right now.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Julio Jones did not practice Monday.
Jones is still dealing with a lingering hamstring injury and while he was able to play Sunday, there is concern this week with the short turnaround for the Thursday game. Consider him day-to-day and stay on top of all the latest news before making your final lineup decision. Analysis: Howard Bender
Cecil Shorts thinks he'll play against Jacksonville.
Shorts missed Thursday's game with a shoulder injury but both he and the team believe that he will be able to play this week. With DeAndre Hopkins being the clear-cut No. 1 and with the emergence of Jalen Strong and Keith Mumphrey, it's difficult to see Shorts getting enough work to be a productive fantasy play. He'll still see a few targets if he's on the field, but he'll be hit-or-miss. Analysis: Howard Bender