Doc Rivers Tells WEEI KG Will Not Be Ready for Postseason

In his weekly interview with WEEI’s Dennis and Callahan, Celtics coach Doc Rivers said that after watching him run this morning, there was “no way” that Kevin Garnett was going to be ready to start the playoffs, and that after 20 minutes of running, he didn’t know if Garnett would be ready at any point to play in the postseason.

I wish that Doc subscribed to the Bill Belichick school of injury discussion. For weeks, Doc has been telling us that Garnett was close, that he could play if the playoffs started that day, that the team was just being cautious, and now he comes and drops this bomb just before the playoffs.

It appears Michael Holley was on the right track earlier this week when he said that he didn’t think KG would be ready for the playoffs, since nothing that Rivers and the Celtics had said regarding KG had turned out to be true. Since that has been the case,  Holley reasoned, why should we believe that Garnett would be ready to play in the playoffs?

  • Boston Dan

    haha Holley said it a week ago? You don’t say. I called into WEEI when Garnett was first hurt and was laughed off the radio.

    The moment that they told us about KG’s knee injury, I knew he was done for the season.

    A bruised MCL is a serious injury in the NBA.

    • Bruce

      Boston Dan….right again.

  • Guntfather of Sports Radio

    Well Belichick would’ve listed him as out on the injury report but he wouldn’t have done that whole drama queen act about not being optimistic about him coming back. Say he’s out for the first game or two and then say, we’ll re-evaluate.

  • Edward

    Who is a free agent after the season? Other than the useless Moore and Starbury…

    Trade House, TA and Scal…and give the Celts a real bench and start developing players to replace the Big 3!

  • Rick Mc

    I realize that the Celtics’ public handling of the injury didn’t alter Garnett’s return, but it is still disappointing and it makes them look bad. Either they were blowing smoke up the fans asses or they had no clue. I cannot see a way that the way they handled this was beneficial to the team.

    • Lance

      I’ll give them the benefit of a doubt because they um still are the defending NBA champions.

      • Rick Mc

        What they did in the past is irrelevant. I am talking about what they did with Garnett, which they screwed up and look bad.

  • http://www.patriotsdaily.com Scott

    BRUCE1! ITS LIKE WICK SAYS THEY PRIDE THEMSLEFS ON BEING OPEN BELLICHECK NEVER SAYS ANYTHING HIS PRESS CONFRENSES ARE SO BORIGN HE HOLDS BACK INFORMATION THAT THE FANS WANT TO KNOW LIKE WHY DIDN’T TOM LADY AT LWEAST STAND ON THESIDELINES AND SUPORT CASTLE INSTEAD OF GOIBNG TO THE MTV MOVIE AWARDS WITH THAT SLUT ANYWAY WITHOUT KG THE CELTS ARE DONE BUT AT LEAST I KNOW NOW INSTEAD OF HAVING TO WATCH THE WHOLE SEASON TO FIND OUT LIKE WITH BELLICHICK QUIT SLOBBING HIS NOB BRUCE!

    • Guntfather of Sports Radio

      Pure Gold.