While Rajon Rondo wasn't scheduled to play in the game, he could potentially be facing disciplinary action for missing the team's trip to Sacramento in favor of celebrating his 28th Birthday Party in LA.
From Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald
“We already talked about it,” Rondo said. “There’s nothing to talk about.”
That doesn’t appear to be the case. President of basketball operations Danny Ainge said yesterday he is still looking into the situation.
“I plan on talking to Rondo when he gets back into town,” he told the Herald. “I’ll find out more about what went into it, and then we’ll handle it internally. We handle all of those kind of issues internally.”
The possibility exists that Rondo could be fined, but if not, the team will likely gain a more well-defined set of rules from this.
As Brett Polakoff at NBC Sports points out, under Doc Rivers players were not required to come to the arena if they were not scheduled to play.
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