The mystery surrounding Rajon Rondo's return to the basketball court continues.
Over the summer, most had assumed that the mercurial point guard would be healthy in time for the Celtics' season opener against the Toronto Raptors.
That is until Jared Sullinger, now facing his own set of problems, recently stated his hope that Rondo would be back on the court by December.
In the weeks following that comment, the date of Rondo's 2013-2014 season debut has become no more clarified.
Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge spoke about Rondo's progress on Friday, but gave no clearer indication of when to expect his return.
"He's not near 100 percent yet, but he's out doing shooting drills and ball-handling drills, but I don't really have a date yet," Ainge said. "We want to be careful with him obviously. He's hungry and he's anxious and I like the communication that's going on between him and Brad."
"I think Rondo is looking forward to this stage of his career. Obviously he has to get healthy, but I think he really likes the challenge ahead of him."