For the first time in weeks there are some reports of good news. According to Mr. Reliable, Chris Forsberg, Rondo and Pierce both returned to the court today at the practice facility in Waltham, MA.
Pierce and Rondo back on court.
Pierce and Rondo on the floor at the end of practice.
Pierce moving well. Has a black sleeve over right knee.
There are still no signs of Kevin Garnett, but we really didn’t expect there to be. Garnett does still not have a clear time table for a return. It could be any where’s from ten days to three weeks.
As I was writing this quick report more good news broke. According to A. Sherrod Blakely of CSNNE, the NBA has chosen to rescind one of Kendrick Perkins league leading ten technical fouls.
The New Year is off to a good start for Kendrick Perkins. Tim Frank, the NBA’s vice president of basketball communications, confirmed that one of Perkins’ league-leading 10 technical fouls has been rescinded.
The technical foul that’s no longer on the books occurred on Nov. 14 at Indiana. Perkins’ technical foul count might drop even further if he’s successful in appealing his last two, at Golden State on Dec. 28 and at Phoenix on Dec. 30.
And of course, this couldn’t be a Celtics article without including some form of bad news. According to the official Celtics twitter page both Eddie House and Kendrick Perkins have come down with some form of sickness. The team believes that Perkins will travel with the team; however, they believe Eddie House will not make the trip to Miami.
In the case that Perkins does not play it is assumed that Brian Scalabrine will enter the starting lineup. Frank Dell’Apa reports that the C’s ended practice with a first unit of Rondo, Ray Allen, Pierce, Scalabrine, and Wallace.
I’m hoping you can handle all this news at the same time, it’s a busy day in Celtics Nation. Enjoy the rest of your day and get ready for game time tomorrow night in Miami.