The Herald’s Dan Duggan updates us on the status of Mickael Pietrus:
Mickeal Pietrus will start an extensive physical process tonight, and continue tomorrow, ruling out any chance of the swingman joining his new team for tomorrow night’s game against Miami or Wednesday in New Orleans.
Pietrus’ surgically-repaired right knee is of particular concern, considering that it was the subject of a flunked physical in Toronto two weeks ago. The former Sun also hasn’t worked out with a team this season or pre-season, meaning that his acclimation to the Celtics could take time before he plays in an actual game.
“We’re not sending him to Miami or New Orleans,” Celtics President Danny Ainge said today. “He hasn’t even practiced. He hasn’t done anything yet. I’m not sure when that will happen. I hate to speculate on stuff like that.”
Though they don’t expect Pietrus’ recovery from July surgery to take much longer, the team is still investigating the condition of his knee.
“We’ve talked to the Phoenix doctor, and we have some information from him,” said Ainge. “But we have no idea on his knee, except that it should heal soon.”
Initial speculation had Pietrus joining the Celtics tomorrow night in Miami. I figured that to be an ambitious time table.