This is about the last news I wanted to hear this afternoon.
Celtics top reserve Brandon Bass will miss 10-14 days with inflammation in his ailing right knee. Bass felt some discomfort in his right knee during a win over the Knicks on Feb. 3. He sat out the following game against the Memphis Grizzlies, but played in three games last week. Celtics coach Doc Rivers said the news came as a bit of a surprise to him, informed by team trainer Eddie Lacerte on Sunday morning that Bass was out for today's tilt with the Bulls, and is almost certainly out through the All-Star break. "We knew his knee was bothering him, but then he got the treatment, and he missed that one game [vs. Memphis], so yeah [it was a surprise]," said Rivers. "There was nothing said after the Toronto game. Then Eddie called me this morning and told me he was out, and out for a while. That was a surprise."
Oh, and by the way, Jermaine O'Neal is out too, so it is Chris (I don't know the plays) Wilcox starting with the two rookie bigs backing him up. Wonderful.
On the other hand, maybe the young guys can box out and get after the rebounds a little more. Here's hoping at least.
In more positive news, Keyon Dooling and Avery Bradley are back and ready to play.