Kevin Garnett could miss NBA Playoffs

Apr 16, 2009

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If the Boston Celtics are going to repeat as NBA Champions, they very well could have to do it without the services of Kevin Garnett.  Celtics’ Coach Doc Rivers discussed that scenario in a WEEI-AM radio interview earlier today.  According to Rivers, “He’s (KG) not going to be ready. After watching him practice, there’s no way.  The way I saw him move today, I don’t know if he’ll be ready.”

KG helps set the tone on Defense for the Celtics and without him I just don’t see them handling the likes of Orlando or Cleveland just to get out of the Eastern Confernce.  Paul Pierce and company should be able to get past Chicago, but even that’s a question mark without KG’s intensity.

If you are setting your NBA Playoffs fantasy basketball rosters, you may want to avoid taking not only KG (obviously), but the rest of the Celtics players as they may not be long for the NBA Playoffs.

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8 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. CK0712
    April 16th, 2009 at 10:35 am #

    my son was telling me about this , over breakfast this morning.

  2. LestersLegends
    April 16th, 2009 at 11:01 am #

    He’s tough so if there is any chance he can suit up he will.

  3. Larry Novak
    April 16th, 2009 at 11:43 am #

    A big setback for the Celtics, but if they make it through the 1st round and can extend the Magic to a 7th game I would look for a Willis Reed like return in game 7 of the 2nd round.

  4. LestersLegends
    April 16th, 2009 at 12:02 pm #

    Yep. He’s a tough SOB. It’s gotta be killing him to not play.

  5. jumalaare
    April 17th, 2009 at 12:52 am #

    Boston should win Chicago even without KG. They have home advantage, and that should be enough.

  6. LestersLegends
    April 17th, 2009 at 5:19 am #

    They should, but you never know.

  7. Larry
    April 17th, 2009 at 2:01 pm #

    The more I hear it sounds like the Celtics should shut Garnett down and let him behealthy for next year.

  8. LestersLegends
    April 17th, 2009 at 2:12 pm #

    probably the smart move

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