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Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge has stated publicly -- several times -- that point guard Rajon Rondo wants to return from ACL surgery by training camp and play on opening night. Yet while speaking with WSYX Columbus on Friday, teammate Jared Sullinger shared a different timetable for Boston's four-time All-Star. "He's back working out again and hopefully he'll be back by December," said Sullinger. Booth Newspapers

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Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge has stated publicly -- several times -- that point guard Rajon Rondo wants to return from ACL surgery by training camp and play on opening night. Yet while speaking with WSYZ Columbus on Friday, teammate Jared Sullinger shared a different timetable for Boston's four-time All-Star. "He's back working out again and hopefully he'll be back by December," said Sullinger. Booth Newspapers

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The lesson in patience should be completed by the end of the summer. By his calculations, Sullinger’s 50 percent and on target to return fully healthy before training camp. “It’s a 10-week process,” said Sullinger. “Every two weeks, we’re going to bump it up 10 percent. By September or October, I’ll be 100 percent to go full. About two weeks ago, I met with the doctor. He said it’s a full go. Our medical staff — [strength and conditioning coach] Bryan Doo, [head trainer] Ed Lacerte — we’re just taking it slow. You don’t want to go right into the pounding, so every two weeks it’s just 10 percent bumping it up.” WEEI.com

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The Celtics will have one summer league entry this Year as opposed to the two teams last year they carried. Boston will play in the Orlando Summer League team but will not feature that Bradley or Jared Sullinger. Sullinger is recovering from back surgery as expected. Bradley, who has missed the past two summers with injuries, is being held out to get rest. Fab Melo and the Celtics' first-round pick will be the featured players. Boston Globe

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Boston Celtics power forward Jared Sullinger is out for the season after having back surgery on Feb. 2 to repair a lumbar disk. But he remains high in the Celtics' plans. The 6-foot-9, 260-pounder, the No. 21 overall selection in the 2012 NBA draft out of Ohio State, is expected to be ready for training camp in the fall. "We just felt that No. 1, there was nobody better than him at that point," Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. "If he had come out the year before, he would have been in the top five." News-Herald

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Before a recent Celtics practice, Pierce says Sullinger has shown the potential to return strong. But when I suggest Sullinger has already made his mark in Boston, Pierce pushes back a little. “In this league, you’ve got to continue to make your mark,” he says. “You don’t just play a few games and then, you know, ‘Celtic for life.’ You’ve always got to prove yourself. You’ve seen a lot of good players come and go. When he comes back he’s just got to make sure he’s in the best health he can be in and continue to make his mark.” Boston Globe

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