UPDATE via Steve Bulpett of the Herald:
Garnett missed one game last week with a right thigh bruise, and he got
kicked in the same leg in Monday’s loss to Golden State. Though these
latest issues are in the same area, trainer Ed Lacerte said, through
the team, that this current situation is not related to the problems
that caused Garnett to get surgery on the right knee this past
Kevin Garnett is questionable for tonight's game against Phoenix:
doesn't have a definitive timetable for when Garnett would return if he
sits him tonight, although he said it would likely be around Jan. 6
when the C's play at Miami, or possibly longer.
Garnett has not
been moving as well as Rivers would like, which is why Rivers' decision
is more of a preventive, big-picture step to avoid a repeat of last
season when Garnett missed the final 25 games of the season as well as
"It's early in the season," Rivers said. "We got
tonight and we got two days, and then we got three days after that. To
me, if you're going to rest guys, this is the perfect time to do it."
Rivers added, "I don't know if I'm going to do that. But right now I can tell you that I'm leaning that way heavily."
Great. Just great. It's not even mid-season and we're already worried about resting guys?
Rondo is also questionable for tonight's game because of a sore right hamstring.