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Celtics' Rondo Skips Trip; May Face Punishment

Rajon Rondo

Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo skipped the team's trip to Sacramento and could face discipline.

FromSteve Bulpett of theBoston Herald:

The Celtics are not taking it as a major issue, but the team is still hoping to straighten things out withRajon Rondoafter his decision to stay in Los Angeles and not accompany the team to Sacramento for Saturdays game.

While some were displeased by the move, for which Rondo did not receive official permission, others pointed out he was not scheduled to play in the game anyway (on the second night of a back-to-back), and that he may have simply been making some assumptions based on precedent. Multiple sources say he remained in LA for a birthday celebration. He turned 28 on Saturday.

I plan on talking to Rondo when he gets back into town, [Celtics president Danny Ainge] told the Herald. Ill find out more about what went into it, and then well handle it internally. We handle all of those kind of issues internally.


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