|Posted by shawn cassidy on January 21, 2014 at 12:35 AM|
It doesn't surprise me that Rondo is working this hard on his body. He watched his older teammates go through this, and now it looks like Rondo is doing everything that he can to prevent his body from breaking down. His work ethic has never been questioned, and his desire to win shows with every aspect of his game, even when he's working on his body, and not just basketball.
"I have to do more for my body now," Rond said following Boston's practice on Monday which was held at the Heat's practice facility. "Getting older, taking more treatments. I'm getting a lot more massages, icing . . . that's about it."
And while some of the treatments he receives are related to his right knee injury, Rondo knew he had to make changes upon his return that go beyond just strengthening his knee.
"I knew going in after the injury, I have to take better care of my body," Rondo said. "I've been lifting a lot more, stretching a lot more. Pretty much picking it up in all areas off the court as far as taking care of my body."