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As much as the C's would love to have him back this season, the chances of that happening becomes more slim with each passing day.
"There is a chance that he will miss the season and may need surgery to resume his playing career," Danny Ainge, Boston's president of basketball operations, told CSNNE.com Wednesday night. "We're still gathering information, but that's where we're at."
That's why the Celtics have been working the phones so diligently in search of a backup small forward to replace Daniels in the rotation.
I've pretty much lost all hope of Marquis Daniels returning to the court this season. As if a bruised spinal cord isn't a serious enough injury, once talk of surgery surfaces, you can pretty much forget him playing basketball in the immediate future.
While we continue to monitor any and all trade rumors, the Herald's Steve Bulpett says it's most likely any acquisition will come via buyout:
Sources say its quite possible an acquisition will come from a group that includes Jason Kapono, Sasha Pavlovic, Rasual Butler and Morris Peterson. But if those players are indeed in line for a buyout, it’s also true their current teams will be looking to include them in deals before it gets to that.
There's got to be better options, right? Bulpett says the Celtics may still try to pry Corey Brewer from the Knicks (they pursued him before Minn. shipped him in Melo deal). And while I'd like to see either Troy Murphy or Rip Hamilton wear green this year, I don't see how either helps fill the gaping hole at small forward.
On Page 2, KG vows to be more aggressive.
Garnett has made a conscious effort to punch the clock in the second half of the season, taking himself to task for not being more aggressive.
His 24-point, 12-rebound double-double in Tuesday night’s win over Golden State was just the start, he said. He settled in on the blocks in the fourth quarter and the Celtics fed off it, outscoring the Warriors, 27-15, to close out the game.
“The second half of this run, I’m going to really have to be aggressive,’’ Garnett said. “I’m not going to look back.
“I like to mix it up as far as me passing or being aggressive. I’m a team player first. But I will be more aggressive on this whole trip or this whole second half.’’
I have no complaints with KG's plan, do you? Go get'em big fella.
The rest of the links:
ESPN Boston – Association Preview, Pt 3 | Decisions, decisions | Problems without Perk | CSNNE – Perk expected to miss next 3 games | Herald – Perk to miss a week | Globe – In terms of NBA disparities, it's no big deal (Ryan) | Nuggets thumbnails | ESPN – Clips to trade Davis to Cavs |