Garnett said when asked about rumors that he received extra treatment
on his knee following the team's victory Sunday at Madison Square
Garden. "You all know what I'm dealing with here. No one
in this league, at this point, even though we're only 14 game in, is
100%. I got worked on even when I didn't have surgery . . . "
Garnett was then asked a follow-up: "And in (Sunday's) game, it felt as good as it did all year?"
"Next question," Garnett said. After a brief pause, he ended the interview.
"K, cool. We're done. You guys take it easy."
I saw this quote out there a lot last night… and you might have too in your cyber-travels… so I figured it's worth headlining this with the video so you can see the tone KG takes. The quoted part comes right at thend. He's frustrated, but he's almost laughing about it
Let's see how many people keep getting brave about asking him about the knee.
Up next, Page 2: Where Big Baby is getting closer, but he'll have a fight on his hands
“I’ve been writing a lot with my
left hand, trying to get control and things like that,’’ he said.
“Eating with my left hand. Doing a lot of things. ’’
While Davis was talking to reporters, Rivers passed by and commented that Davis hadn’t “done anything in a month.’’
been trying to stay consistent as far as keep burning [off weight],’’
he said. “I am just trying to get a good sweat every day. Once I get my
cast off, I will go even harder and try to get back into game shape.’’
game shape for a big man is a difficult accomplishment after a month of
basketball inactivity. It could take weeks for Davis to log extended
“I’ll have some
time to do things because I don’t think they are going to put me in the
rotation that fast,’’ said Davis, who averaged 7 points and 4 rebounds
in 76 games last season. “While I am sitting around waiting for my
turn, I am going to make sure I get in shape when my opportunity
“He’s just got to fight his way back and get his minutes and continue
to be a team player and do the team stuff,” said Rivers of Davis, whose
last fight (a wee-hour battle with a friend) led to the injury. “When
he does that he’s a good player. When he gets outside of his role, he
struggles. Glen just adds more talent to our team when he comes. It’s
another talented big, and I’d rather have five of them than four of
As for how Davis will fit in, Rivers said, “We’ll see. He could help
us clearly, but Shelden (Williams) is doing what he does. So it’s a
competition. Glen has to come back and win that job.
“Shelden’s a better rebounder. They’re probably equal shooters. I
think Baby’s ahead of him defensively, because he knows all the
rotations and stuff. I think it’s good. There’ll be good competition
when Baby comes back.
Considering the way the Celtics have looked recently, it'll be nice have a guy with Baby's energy out there to maybe make a few things happen when the rest of the squad is struggling.
And yes, he'll have to fight for some minutes… but he's got a role that's different than Shelden's. He'll get in there sooner than Doc says because Doc won't be able to help himself. He knows Glen, he trusts him a little more than he does Shelden, and he'll go to him sooner, rather than later.
The rest of the links:
Globe: Big void without Davis | WEEI: Perk-inside the mind of a shot blocker | FanHouse: Pierce owns Madison Square Garden too | Souza: Celtics-turning troubles around | NESN: Late November slump no cause for alarm | CelticsBlog: It's not time to trade Ray Allen… yet | ESPN Boston: Practice report: "keep shooting"