Delonte West sat out practice. The guardâ€™s back is hurting, and the fact he didnâ€™t take more time to heal after a couple of falls on the road may be catching up with him.Â
â€œIâ€™ve said this a bunch with him and been wrong, but I would be surprised if he goes (tonight),â€ coach Doc Rivers said. â€œIâ€™ve been wrong with that because heâ€™s such a tough guy. I just keep saying at some point his bodyâ€™s going to hit a no-return point and heâ€™s not going to be able to do it. So I wouldnâ€™t be surprised if we didnâ€™t see him for a couple of games.â€
Wally Szczerbiak missed the last portion of the workout. He said heâ€™ll play against the Pacers, but compensating for his two sprained ankles has caused him some swelling in the left knee. Rivers expects a playing time restriction.Â
â€œI just think thatâ€™s something weâ€™re going to have to do,â€ Szczerbiak said. â€œIn order to stay strong and play the rest of this month and (for) the rest of the season weâ€™re going to have to be smart.â€ . . .
So West is out, Wally is limited, and we'll still probably see only 16 minutes for Gerald.Â Yes, I'm bitter.