New Orleans Pelicans point guard Rajon Rondo had surgery for a sports hernia on Tuesday morning and is expected to be out four to six weeks, the team announced.
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Rondo visited a specialist Monday in Philadelphia to determine whether he needed surgery for the hernia.
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Several preseason games are out of the way, and contests that will count are fast approaching next week, so I figured I’d add my thoughts on this intriguing bunch of players because forecasting the statistics the players can and will provide depends on myriad factors, including health, roles and skill sets. I’ve seen several of the Philadelphia 76ers preseason games and followed along with all the coachspeak, so using the ESPN Fantasy projections as a guide, here are one person’s thoughts on how fantasy owners should be viewing things in Philly.
Ainge is typically a rock star here in the shadow of Brigham Young University, where his full-court drive to beat Notre Dame in the 1981 NCAA tournament remains one of the region’s most celebrated sports moments. On this day, there’s a handful of angry Utah Jazz fans who simply want a little revenge after Ainge’s Celtics lured away Gordon Hayward in free agency earlier in the summer.
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