The Celtics are being extra, extra careful with KG‘s calf strain. WEEI reports: “The original prognosis for Kevin Garnett‘s return from a strained calf was two weeks. Now it appears that it will take a little longer. Garnett won’t play tonight against the Kings, as expected, but Doc Rivers sounded pessimistic about whether Garnett would be ready to go Friday against the Bobcats. That puts Monday’s game with the Magic as the new target date. ‘Eddie [Lacerte, the team's trainer] and I talked about it yesterday and it will really depend on what we do [Thursday],’ Rivers said. ‘My guess [for Friday] is no, because after that we have two days off. My thinking right now, unless he comes out and practices the whole practice and looks great, is probably off Friday too and then probably [play] Monday.’ Rivers is aware that people are questioning the nature of Garnett’s injury, but he insisted that nothing has changed except the timeline. ‘There’s no conspiracy here or anything like that,’ Rivers said. ‘He’s just taking a little longer than we wanted it to, but it’s not a big deal.’”