“I’m feeling better, I’m fine,” Rondo said at the Celtics’ shootaround Wednesday morning at Amway Arena. “Nothing to worry about, I’ll be playing.”
Asked how he’s combating the spasms (or cramps as Doc Rivers has called them), Rondo listed all the available remedies.
“Bananas, water, massages, contrast baths, and drinking pickle juice,” joked Rondo, who battled flu-like symptoms earlier this season and did sound a bit nasally while addressing reporters Wednesday. Regardless, Rondo pointed to his early foul trouble as a bigger issue in his performance Monday than any health detriment.
Is pickle juice actually known to cure/ease cramps, or did Rajon just name a totally random thing?
In any case, it’s good to see Rajon a little feisty. There may not be a player on the court tonight with a larger burden. Unless the C’s make an unexpected defensive adjustment, he’ll have to chase Jameer Nelson over and around a million screens and play much more aggressively on offense than he did in Game 4.
It is a lot to ask of any player, but it’s what the C’s will ask of Rajon tonight.