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:
a contract extension before the start of the season. If Rondo does not
receive an extension, he will become a restricted free agent next
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…