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I Clearly Underestimated KG’s Knee Injury

Chuck - Red's Army September 11, 2009 Uncategorized 10 Comments

Injuredkg Earlier this week when Paul Pierce revealed that KG still wasn't scrimmaging, I shot a "say what?" expression back at my computer.

Now we're learning the team is being uber-cautious with the knee (courtesy Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports):

Garnett began working out at the Celtics’ practice facility on Monday.
For now, he is limited to participating in court drills that include
shooting and running. He could be cleared for contact as early as the
week before camp.

Celtics general manager Danny Ainge said the team continues to be
cautious with Garnett, who missed the playoffs with a right knee injury
that eventually required surgery on May 26.

“We’re looking for him to be there at the end of the season, not
just the start of the season,” Ainge said. “We’re getting him ready for
training camp and looking forward to him being healthy in the playoffs.
He looks good. Really good.”

15 weeks after bone spur surgery and he still isn't allowed to scrimmage? My 4-month old son doesn't get that type of cuddly care.

I get it. Why play him now during a meaningless workout, but the fact there's still some level of risk scares me. And here I thought all the writers who were questioning KG's healthy return were overreacting. You can officially put me in that camp.

Spears asked Danny Ainge about Rajon Rondo's contract extension: 

Ainge said he is unsure whether the Celtics will offer point guard Rajon Rondo
a contract extension before the start of the season. If Rondo does not
receive an extension, he will become a restricted free agent next
summer.

Nothing new to report there. Gary Tanguay and Jackie MacMullen speculate about a sign-and-trade scenario in which the Heat get Rondo and the Celtics get D-Wade next year. Not as far fetched as you might think…

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  • Mr West

    Well, KG is up there in age….i wonder if the fact that he played at such a high level so young could be a factor ( T-mac as well ).As much as i love Rondo, if we got Wade….Dear Lord..Banner # 18, 19, 20!

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p011571d4119a970b Lex

    Might not be until Xmas before he is 100%, and maybe not even then. I say bring him off the bench and play him Walton minutes for the entire year.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/redsarmy Red’s Army

    You’ve been making the Walton comparison for a while. I’m not sure I like that… because you might be right.

  • Sophomore

    I would feel a LOT better if the team hadn’t shown last year how far it will go to hide the seriousness of injuries. Here’s hoping the nasty surprises don’t keep coming…

  • I bleed green in L.A.

    I’m a little worried, preseason starts in 3 weeks. Luckily we’ve still got 2 pretty damn good power forwards-Scal and Shelden.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p011571d4119a970b Lex

    Yeah, when you have a blog, you tend to repeat yourself. :). But I would give my left nut for KG to play like Walton did in 86 for one year. That’s as close as you’ll get to a guarantee for banner 18 that I can think of.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p011571d4119a970b Lex

    Three years left on the contract. What’s the best way to get the most out of him for 3 years? Bench.

  • Double P Reppin the B

    Rondo for Wade? I’m IN!!

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p0120a5639461970b gordbillybob

    I never thought about Wade coming to Boston……I think I love it!

  • Joseph

    Wake up and smell the sh*tty Boston air, why would Wade want to go to Boston, where there will be nothing but old has beens and the lousy younger players in the years to follow, when he could go to his hometown and play alongside with a in-his-prime Derrick Rose – talk about a backcourt!
    Not to mention, there will also be an in-their-prime Salmons and possibly Deng and a more experience Noah and Tyrus Thomas.
    The question for Wade: am I going to play in my hometown where there are quality players in their prime for the long term or am I going to go to Boston where there are old players who are exiting their prime and their younger players simply don’t have it? He’ll go to Chicago.