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KG Will Be Ready, I Think, Maybe

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I think most fans are pretty frustrated at the daily sound bites about KG's health status.  On one hand it is nice that the team is at least trying to keep us informed of his status.  On the other hand, with the timetable constantly being shifted back it is hard to put much weight into any diagnosis at this point.

The latest is this:  The Herald and Globe both have reported that KG is returning to Boston for treatment, but Doc Rivers is saying that he'll be ready for the first game of the playoffs, ...or at least I think that's what he's saying.

From the Herald:

With the playoffs expected to start Saturday - most likely against the Sixers team the Celtics are playing tonight - Rivers expects to have KG in the lineup at that time.

“I don’t think there’s any chance of that,” the Celtics coach said when asked if there was a chance Garnett could miss the first playoff game. “He left (for Boston) because you can get better treatment at home than here. I do think Kevin needs more time to get ready. If tonight was a big game could he play? We don’t know.”

and from the Globe:

Asked if Garnett's situation would have changed, were the Celtics still competing for a playoff position, Rivers replied: "It may have (changed). But we're not, so we don't have to worry about it. I do think he needs more time -- where Leon (Powe) is ready now, Kevin does need more time to get ready. If this was a big game could Kevin play tonight? He probably could, but we're not sure -- the fact that we're not sure, I think we should wait."

Right.  Are we clear on all that?  No?  Well, I guess we'll just have to wait till Saturday.