ESPN’s Chris Forsberg reports Shaq did not practice today.
Shaquille O’Neal (calf) did not participate in the session and spent most of his morning in the weight room. He remains questionable for Wednesday’s game against the Knicks. O’Neal has missed the last two games due to lingering soreness from a collision with Amare Stoudemire the first time the Celtics and Knicks met in Boston this season in late October.
At what point do we start worrying about Shaq’s conditioning? He didn’t come into camp in perfect shape, but at least he wasn’t a blimp. Shaq seems like the type of person who gains weight (and gets out of shape) pretty easily. What does a week without practices and/or games do to him? What if it becomes two weeks? Or three?
Shaq’s been an unexpectedly big hit in Boston. Let’s hope he’s getting some cardio work in while he sits out practices.