The timetable for West’s return is still unknown, but, before the surgery, Doc Rivers told CSNNE he hopes West can be ready for the playoffs. Wait, the playoffs? Like, four and a half months away? Yikes.
My hope is that West can return sooner than the playoffs, so that he will be in shape when the postseason begins. Having some time on the court to get acclimated to his teammates, before the playoffs, couldn’t hurt.
For the Celtics sake, I wish the injury had never happened. For Delonte’s sake, I worry. I can only hope he takes the setback well.