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Rajon Rondo ‘pretty close’ to returning to Celtics

CHICAGO — Rajon Rondo gave his strongest indication yet Thursday evening that he is close to returning to the Celtics, perhaps within a few weeks.

Before the Celtics faced the Bulls and following a pregame workout, Rondo said he is open to a rehabilitation stint with Maine of the NBA Development League and is getting “pretty close” after missing nearly a year with a torn right anterior cruciate ligament.

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