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KG Won’t Return For Regular Season

Frank Dell'Apa reports

Kevin Garnett will miss the Celtics' final two regular-season games, at Philadelphia Tuesday and versus Washington in Boston Wednesday. Garnett is scheduled to return when the Celtics open the playoffs, Game 1 tentatively scheduled for Saturday.

"We just being careful right now," coach Doc Rivers said. "I don't see the benefit of playing Kevin right now, with the practice we're going to have."

I assume that means the workouts are going to be pretty hard, and there's no point in pushing him any more than he needs.

Maybe we can get the real story on KG after the parade.

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  • Damnit, I really am hoping Kevin Garnett is okay.
    Everytime his return gets delayed, I keep thinking that in the Playoffs, his knees are going to explode into pieces when he lands on the court after a jump… (Haha, South Park reference… except he doesn’t have balls for knees).

  • ThatGuyOverTheOcean

    I fear he won’t play in the playoffs either. And at that point, it would be bye bye banner 18.

  • Wiggs Dannyboy

    My first reaction was the same, not good news, this continually pushing back his come-back time. I mean, what else could this mean but that he isn’t healing?
    Then I got another thought, and its kinda playing devil’s advocate here, but what if there is a bit of psychological warfare going on here? Its very likely all the other playoff teams are going to feel like we are, that KG isn’t healthy and will be a shell of his gnarly self.
    But…KG might be fully 95-96%…and capable of being his old self. Maybe Danny is counting on our opponents reading into the situation like we have been above and deciding to hold KG out, play him sparsely in the early rounds only as needed, and then let him RIP IT UP when we play the Cavs.
    The benefit of getting KG in two games at the end of the season would be neglible, I feel, the dude has so many seasons of NBA hoops under his belt, and he will be able to get some serious running done in practices.
    I know, not likely, but ya never know…ya never know.

  • LA Native C’s Fan

    I’d be more worried if he practiced today and then they said he couldn’t go. Doesn’t sound like that’s the case. It seems like they’re going to have some pretty intense practices coming up and that he’s going to participate. I wonder if they expect Ray to be suspended one or two games and don’t see the purpose in playing him without all the starters together.

  • bigbad&green

    I hope he will be able to return but considering BigMck poked fun at Manu’s injury im sure he won’t. I told you making fun of someones injury could come back and bite us thus unwise to do. Good job BigMck!

  • BigBad&Green

    Lakershater – I did take issue with BigMck making light of Manu’s injury and absolutely believe BigMck’s tasteless attack could very be the reason KG is having hard time recovering. This a sport where you will find some sort of superstition in every locker room and mostly every sports bar. BigMck may end up the reason we don’t win the title. Most will blame the ref’s if we don’t. I on the other hand will blame him. His “goofy” attempts at being an “author” may actually be the reason redsarmy’s NESN deal went bad. That remains to sen but I wouldn’t doubt it.