"He's not going to be ready. After watching him practice, there's no way," Rivers said on WEEI-AM. "The way I saw him move today, I don't know if he'll be ready."That certainly doesn't sound promising and the Celtics' chances are severely diminished without Garnett. If you're a Cavs fan, you're incredibly happy today since it looks like LeBron will have an easier path to an NBA title. If you're a Knicks fan, you're probably less happy because if LBJ nabs a championship with Cleveland, it will be really hard for him to leave for New York in 2010.
When asked to clarify, Rivers said there was a chance Garnett could be out for the rest of the season. Celtics spokesman Jeff Twiss said he could not elaborate on Rivers' comments.
The Celtics begin the best-of-seven first round series against the Chicago Bulls on Saturday.
"We're going to move on without him," Rivers said.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Celtics in trouble: Kevin Garnett could miss playoffs