In all the madness surrounding the game and the Marquis Daniels injury, there are a couple of items that probably should have been highlighted earlier.
First: Doc says Shaq could be out for a while:
"He's not going to be out a long time, but I don't think he'll be back today, tomorrow, maybe not even until we go on break, but we'll see," Rivers said.
Second: The Celtics have recalled Avery Bradley.
Bradley, a 6’2” guard, averaged 17.1 points, 4.8 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 3.0 steals in nine games with the Red Claws. Bradley tied a D-League record with nine steals against Tulsa on January 30. While on assignment, he recorded 20 or more points in four games with a high of 25 against the Dakota Wizards on February 4..
Don't expect to see much of Bradley. Von Wafer will probably get a bulk of Marquis' minutes. Of course I know that as I type that, Bradley will probably be forced to play 25 minutes tonight, drop 15 points and 3 steals, and have everyone gushing about the future.
As for Shaq… this is more of the same: Keep him on the shelf for stretches and make sure he's ready for the playoffs. That's what happens when you're a 38 year old NBA player who is also 7 feet and 350 pounds. You need a lot of time off.