Rajon Rondo returns from his two-game suspension tomorrow, when his Boston Celtics face the Minnesota Timberwolves at home. Boston went 1-1 in the dynamic point guard's absence, and his unselfish play will be a welcome return to the lineup.
However, the last thing Rondo can do is come back and have the hothead attitude that got him in trouble to begin with.
If anything, Rondo's time away from the team should have served as an eye-opener for him. The Celtics played fairly well without him, but their flaws were also exposed.
The fact is that Rondo's suspension should have served as a wake-up call for him. These were not just two games in which he did not play, but ones that could have hurt the already-struggling Celtics.
If the star point guard can take away a few pointers from his suspension and use them to become a better player, going forward, then he'll be able to further increase his value, and not make team management worry about his attitude getting him in more trouble.