Monday, February 13th, 2012 at 9:55 am  |  5 responses

Doc Rivers: Brandon Bass May Be Out ‘a While’ With Swollen Knee

Turns out that Brandon Bass’ right knee isn’t ready for game action, which comes as a surprise to his coach Doc Rivers. From the Boston Herald: “Brandon Bass, despite swelling in his right knee, returned for three games last week after missing only one game – Feb. 5 against Memphis. It now appears the Celtics forward may have rushed himself. [...] ‘The injury is a surprise,’ said the Celtics coach. ‘The knee bothered him, he got the treatment and missed one game. And then after the (Toronto) game there was nothing said. Eddie (trainer Lacerte) called me this morning and said he was out, and out for awhile. It’s his knee, I don’t know what we’re calling it,’ said Rivers. ‘It’s inflammation. Other than that I have no idea.’ … Jermaine O’Neal, who is suffering from a variety of aches including his shoulder and pain in both knees, [also missed his second straight game Sunday.] ‘No JO, shoulder, knee, age,’ said Rivers. ‘Other than that we’re good. I think he’s game to game, and Brandon is a little longer.’”

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

    Their front court is getting very thin. I’d like to see JaJuan Johnson get some more time. Stop giving minutes to Wilcox and JO (when he ain’t hurt) and let this kid have a chance.

  • T-Money

    i was impressed by wilcox yesterday, he constantly beat jo noah down the floor for easy baskets. makes you wonder why he doesn’t do it all the time. david thorpe is right, effort is a skill in the nba – some guys just can’t mentally bring it on every possession of every game. at his size, with his athleticism and his great hands, wilcox could have easily been a 10 mil a year guy.

  • ernieD

    Wilcox wasn’t starting before, but was bringing great effort and production this year. Then he got hurt, and it took him a bit to find his rhythm again. I like Wilcox starting and Johnson off the bench for KG. Give Steimsma a few more minutes at Center, and let both him and Johnson develop some more. We know what Bass and JO can do, so let them get healthy.

  • Heals

    Should be 2 weeks or little more and he’s back. The C’s will be thin upfront all year that’s just the spot they’re in, but props to Brandon for being everything Baby was on the court and nothing like he was/is off it…

  • Shifty

    Yeah bass has been a good player for the celts this year. If only Wilcox coil run like he did last night every night……