Given this team's history with injuries -- especially 09's Kevin Garnett debacle -- it's fair to wonder whether they're pulling the wool over our eyes again. Is KG coming back, or not? I have a particular POV on this question....
Imo, it's very unlikely that there’s any more going on regarding KG's "injury" than we've been told. On the contrary, I think there’s probably LESS there than they’ve said. It wouldn't surprise me to learn that KG isn't really injured at all.
Reason: Other than the strike-shortened season, KG has had a mid-season “break” in EVERY SINGLE YEAR since he came to Boston. Each time it was because of some injury – but each time, it was an injury nobody saw. Always mysterious, always just a little weird. No doubt some – or at least one – of those injuries was/were serious. I think most of them were not. I think KG, at his age, just needs a prolonged blow every year. And he’s always gotten one, usually around December-February. This year he did not get that break, so I think he’s being given it now.
Not a bad idea, actually, imo. Our seeding hardly matters anymore.... we just need to be HEALTHY for the playoffs. And there is no player on this team about whom that is more true than KG.