Greg Stiemsma's been battling foot issues for a while now, so this is no surprise. A. Sherrod Blakely reports Stiemsma is joining Ray Allen on the bench tonight for sure.
Rondo was considered possible for tonight, but there were some conflicting reports out of practice. One report from CSNNE's Carolyn Manno was that Rondo is suffering back spasms and he wasn't moving well. Other reports were that he'd try to go tonight. It's possible Rondo will try to loosen up his back and still go tonight, and he just doesn't need shoot-around. We'll have to wait and see.
Mickael Pietrus' knee is little different. I'm not sure what to make of that. It's the surgically repaired knee that sapped his aggressiveness earlier this year. He's so much better when he's more than just a spot-up shooter, but I'm starting to wonder if he'll fall back into that habit if his knee is an issue going forward.