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Rajon Rondo unlikely to return for Celtics’ opener

Team being careful with All-Star guard

For all the offseason change that the Celtics endured, from hiring a new coach to overhauling the roster, one aspect of last season’s team almost certainly will be the same when the regular season starts next month.

Rajon Rondo likely will be sidelined — until December, possibly.

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