Rajon Rondo discussed on Monday his growing relationship with Brad Stevens, regularly lunching, texting and sharing books and YouTube videos over email.

When asked how close the two are, Rondo described the relationship as "best friends."

"Me and Brad have become best friends," Rondo said. "We talk every day, we laugh and joke. We just had dinner the other night. I'm going to help him, he's going to help me.

"He has my full support. I told him from Day 1 when he came to my camcp that I'm behind him 100 percent. Whatever he wants to do, whatever he wants to change, I have an open mind. I'm ready to listen and to be accountable for what he wants to do."

Rondo still does not have a timetable about when he will return to the court from a torn ACL, but he expects to come back to the Boston Celtics at some point this season.