Rajon Rondo and Rasheed Wallace both had to miss portions of today’s practice due to their injuries suffered against the Orlando Magic. (ESPNBoston)
Sheed missed most of the practice and wasn’t allowed to take part in any contact drills. Rondo was able to participate in 75-80% of the practice and felt “pretty good.”
Rondo, whose muscle spasms limited him toward the end of the series, is expected to be fine by Game 1 against the Lakers. Sheed’s health, on the other hand, is a wild card. Doc Rivers is unsure whether he will be ready for Game 1.
“Rondo felt pretty good, he went 75-80 percent of practice,” said Rivers. “Rasheed is not right yet, he did the skeleton offense stuff, but other than that, we didn’t allow any contact. So if we have a concern right now with anybody, [Wallace] would be the only one.”
I don’t have to tell you how important Rondo’s health will be, and Sheed’s length will also be a very big factor against the Lakers’ terrific size.