Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers has decided to not rush back All-Star forward Kevin Garnett as the rest of the veteran lineup prepares to matchup with the Sacramento Kings and Charlotte Bobcats this week. The Celtics defensive floor general has been sidelined for the past seven games with a strained right calf. “He’s just not ready yet,” said Rivers. “He’s close, very close. But you know how I am with that. I think he wants to play, I’ll put it that way. I just don’t think he should play yet.”
Kendrick Perkins will hope to practice full contact next week since recovering from his ACL tear in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. “I’m anxious to get back out there,” said Perkins. “At the same time, I know it’s in my best interest to wait. One more week is one more week.” Delonte West is still regaining strength in his broken right wrist, stating that he’d like to be back before the All-Star break in mid-February.” “I’m not allowed to catch the basketball or dribble it just yet,” said West. “I’m getting there.” Purchase your Boston Celtics tickets with us at Ace!