I am trying to be positive. I really am. I read Danny Ainge's take in today's Herald and was encouraged that really they are just being careful. He is ok.
Now, I read in the Globe (and on Twitter) that they are shutting him down until at least April 12 (that very important game with Cleveland to prove we can win on their court).
In spite of all the Green Koolaid I immerse myself in, I am starting to get worried. We need KG to repeat as champions since other teams have improved themselves since last year's playoffs and the Celtics can't afford to take a step back with a 70% KG, although Perk seems pretty sure that a 70% KG is enough.
"I could tell he's not 100%, he was limping, but he's a warrior. I'd take a 70% KG in the playoffs but we want him healthy."
KG is still limping. He has had since February 19 to heal. He came back for 3 games and looked good in his first game back but went downhill from there. Is there more to his injury than they are letting on? The fact that he is still limping should tell us that they are not just being careful. There is good reason for them to shut him down other than being cautious. Even after more than a month off, the injury is still bothering him.
Also reported on Twitter (what did we ever do before this Twitter stuff?)is this tidbit on Leon:
Wearing a knee brace, Leon Powe tells reporters he's also targeting a return just before the playoffs start.
Now, especially if KG isn't 100%, we are going to need Leon at 100%. Hopefully reports on him are accurate and he is doing just fine.
But, I will stick to my positive approach to this whole KG injury thing. KG is going to be fine. All this is just to confuse the competition to throw them off so they underestimate us in the playoffs. KG will be back for the playoffs and will be healthy. So will Tony and so will Leon. I'm not so sure about Scal, but if we get KG, Leon and Tony back, I'll be fine with that. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.