On tonight's Celticsstuff Live podcast, JB and Justin interviewed Gary Tanguay. Gary revealed that Wally's knee is bone on bone and that he doesn't expect him to be able to play the whole season on it. By all reports that I have seen printed, Wally's rehab is going well and he will be good to go in training camp. I haven't seen elsewhere that he is going to have recurring knee problems due to the cartilage being missing. Because Tanguay is one of the reporters who closely covers the team, this is much more than rumor and is somewhat worrisome.
This brings up a lot of questions. Obviously, if it is true, Wally would not be a very tradable commodity. Would he pass a physical with a knee that is bone on bone? What team would want a damaged shooting guard? Will he be the starting shooting guard this season? Will Doc start Delonte at the 2 so that he has 2 playmakers on the court at the same time? Will Wally come off the bench as the 6th man? Will Wally's knee be 100% in training camp and will he be able to play in 82 games this year? Definitely something to keep an eye on as training camp approaches.
If you haven't listened to Celticsstuff Live yet, you are really missing out on some good Celtics talk. They have interesting and knowledgeable guest speakers and tonight is just another example of the great info you can get by listening to the show. If you love the Celtics and are looking for a place to get good Celtics talk, be sure to tune in next week!!!
Nothing you can do for a bone on bone type of knee pain. If its really true, our staff will need to find a way to reduce his role. No way we can count on him to hold up for an entire season playing 35 mpg.
But FL, you posted in the news section that Wally has been intensly working out with his long time training partner, who puts him through rigorous exercises. Doesn't sound like he has a knee problem there.