Rondo later added: “It is all about perspective. It’s not that bad an injury as far as being out 12-13 months… [four to five] weeks is nothing compared to what I’ve been through. Young [or] old, if you have an injury in particular like an ACL [it would be worse]… [This] will be alright.”
October 25, 2021 | 3:23 pm EDT Update
Tom Orsborn: Lonnie will become a restricted FA at the end of this season, but he said his focus at the moment is on “just playing”: “I ain’t worried about the contract. I think God willingly, I’ve got good karma, good energy around me. Things will turn out the way they are supposed to.”
Tom Orsborn: Lonnie Walker says he’s highly motivated after failing to receive a rookie scale extension from the Spurs a week ago today. “I’m more excited, more hungry, I’m starving more than ever,” he said after shootaround this morning.
Tom Orsborn: Lonnie says his desire is to remain a Spur: “I think I’m a San Antonio, Texas, guy myself. I had somebody call (out to) me at an H-E-B, (saying), ‘What’s up, ‘Way?’ I thought, ‘I’m part of this community now.’ “
Tom Orsborn: Lonnie, on LeBron doing LeBron things at age 36 in his 19th season: “Man, he’s one of one. That’s LeBron James. He’s been killing it since he’s been playing basketball. The dude is built for greatness. It’s very dope to see someone playing at that high caliber at that age.”
Tom Orsborn: Lonnie on emulating LeBron growing up: “The chase-down blocks. Every time, I would get a block, I would say, ‘LeBron James’. Anytime I got my little one-hand dunk, I would do the LeBron dunk.”
October 25, 2021 | 1:28 pm EDT Update
Chris Grenham: Jaylen Brown and Al Horford are both questionable tonight, per the Celtics. Romeo Langford is doubtful.