Rondo’s status hasn’t changed for Game 6, even with the Bulls facing elimination.
The point guard said there never was a “secret workout” Tuesday in Boston, and X-rays showed the broken thumb hasn’t improved.
Rondo (fractured right thumb) was doing his best to put up shots before practice Tuesday, but Hoiberg didn’t sound confident about a series return.
The Bulls point guard is never one to shy away from controversy. He’ll appeal the fine for the Game 3 incident with Jae Crowder.
Chicago Bulls guard Rajon Rondo has been fined $25,000 for attempting to trip Boston Celtics forward Jae Crowder, the NBA announced Sunday.
The injury to Rondo hindered the Bulls in Game 3, and Boston took full advantage, beating them 104-87.
Fred Hoiberg’s days of being more open about injury timetables have been put on ice, so expect the details about a Rondo return to stay murky.