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Monday, October 5th, 2009 at 9:30 am  |  17 responses

KG Vows That He’s Healthy

Despite troubling visual evidence suggesting otherwise, Garnett and the Celtics insist that the big fella’s knee is perfectly healthy: “I don’t have any knee problems. I don’t have any knee problems. I’m not trying to get in depth with my injury and all that but the things are bothering me are secondary and not even primary. So I’m excited about that because it’s nothing be strengthening the knee and playing again … I feel really good, I wouldn’t (BS) you guys if I was hurting I would tell you. I’m pretty straight up with everything that’s going on with me. I feel good. I’m excited about how we are and I’m just trying to get my part together to make sure I’m ready for when we need to be like we need to be.”‘

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  • Dadicz

    First!

    With a healthy KG, the C’s a different team. On the way the banner #18!

  • http://www.another48minutes.com Gerard Himself

    well, let’s hope he’s right. What can we say about this? As a basketball fan, I just hope to see KG back on the court. I hope Doc Rivers will limit his minutes, and hopefully he’ll only play like 30-32 minutes a game.

  • boy sanchez

    It doesn’t seem like he’s is limping very much…

  • jd

    hes totally limping in that video, limping might not be the best word but he defiantly doesnt look comfortably running. but i dont see doc playing him/making him practice if he wasnt 100% so hopefully hes all good for the season.

  • RickyRude

    I watched their scrimmage game and I must admit there was something about his knee movment that didn’t look all there. However, one has to keep in mind that this was only a scrimmage and not a real NBA game, let alone a Playoff one, so I can’t blame KG for not giving his full effort (or even half of). All that matters is in the post-season run.

  • http://staticseth.blogspot.com/ Seth

    We’ll see how he looks during Boston’s first preseason game on Wednesday. Frankly I am rather skeptical because every passionate player is gonna think they’re perfectly fine. I hope he’s healed up well because Boston really needs him.

  • http://slamonline.com/ niQ

    He’s BS’ing us.

  • rikson

    Well he didnt really move the knee for a long time now, so I would think he needs to build up the muscle around it again – just like when you had a cascet!

  • Fat Lever

    Was it me, or did you guys notice there was no explosiveness when he went up for those layups. I don’t expect him to dunk it, but it looked like he was laboring to just jump to lay it in.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    “Besides, even if my knee’s not fine, I’ll just yell at it and stick my jaw out at it until it is. Anything is posssiibbblllllleeeee!!!!!”

  • http://www.slamonline.com Klav

    “But I have given it my everything, even if that means playing on a bum knee and telling everybody that it’s alright. I’m a champion, and I’m ready to jaw at anybody who thinks I can’t play 100% when my body isn’t 100%.”

  • 24 Karat Gold

    The Celts are in trouble!!! No way they make the Finals.

  • GGG

    Just start Wallace and play KG off the bench for the first 15-20 games, hate to admit it but the Celts are real deep this season.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Dave

    When I blew out my knee I couldn’t even walk. When I came back to playing my hip flexor was totally useless because I’d been sitting on my a$$ for three months and, when I did walk, walking with a terrible gait. Couldn’t run and couldn’t jump and they hurt like hell, no matter how my knee felt. Sounds like the secondary problem he’s talking about to me.
    Also. is it just me or does he look like he’s wearing a brace on the back of his neck?!

  • Boston Baller

    Dave, the big difference between KG and you or Iis that he has the best trainers and doctors money can buy. He probably wasn’t sitting on his butt and he has that desire n fire. We will have to fdind out how things are during the season.

  • Boston Baller

    As far as explosiveness to the hoop or on layups. I wouldn’t want him to display that right now PLUS they called practice early because of condensation on the court….hhhhmmmm, could that be why noone was dunking or making hard cuts? We have to look at everything before infusing our opinions (like I did earlier. lol)

  • ClydeSays

    I think KG is dealing with secondary issues now. He will have to shake off a fair amount of rust after a 6 month vacation from NBA speed basketball.

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