And Jeff Green is expected to miss awhile. (Boston Herald)
The Celtics provided no official word on Jeff Green last night, but all indications are that the forward will miss significant time as he tends to an unspecified medical issue.
Green flew to Cleveland yesterday with president Danny Ainge for further testing at the Cleveland Clinic after abnormalities were revealed in a stress test during the player’s physical last week.
Ainge said last night he was awaiting results from the latest exams, but sources said the problem has been detected and that decisions were being made on the best course of action. It has been noted in the Herald that a surgical procedure on Green may be needed to complement medication.
Doc Rivers offered no further information after the C’s scrimmage last night at the Garden, but it wasn’t hard to read the coach’s mood.
“Danny called and just said he’ll announce it (today), so we’ll wait,” Rivers said. “But other than that, we’ll just leave it at that.”
When asked if he was expecting to be without Green, Rivers said, “I’ll let you guess.”
Posey has always been miscast on teams with no chance to contend, so his alarming statistics from the time he left the Celtics shouldn’t be taken entirely at face value. Still, check this out:
49 games, 17.1 minutes, 4.9 points, 3.0 rebounds, 33.6% FG, 31.6% 3PT, 7.5 PER
I hope you turned your head away from your computer before you started to projectile vomit at Posey’s 2010-11 stat line.
If Posey does sign in Boston, do yourself a favor: Take the James Posey you remember from 2007-08 and put him in a box in your attic somewhere. Preferably somewhere safe where nobody can harm him. Because I know that Posey, I remember that Posey, and that Posey deserves all the accolades we still throw his way, all the respect we still give him, all the credit with which we still shower him for his solid play, timely shooting and winning effect. If you don’t lock that Posey away in your attic, and Posey signs with the Celtics again this season, there’s a chance you allow this Posey to contaminate how you think about that Posey. And nobody wants that. That Posey deserves mountains of praise. This Posey deserves to lose minutes to Sasha Pavlovic.
I love Posey. I’ll never forget how much he contributed to Boston’s only title run of my lifetime. But he hasn’t even been close to remotely decent in the past two seasons. He’s not the answer.
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