The Boston Celtics continue their opening week with games Tuesday in Miami and Wednesday in New Orleans, but the C’s will be without the team’s latest acquisition.
Mickael Pietrus will undergo an “extensive physical process” this week and will not join Boston on the road. Danny Ainge did not discuss whether Pietrus has a chance to play Friday at home against Detroit, but he will definitely miss Boston’s next two games. (Boston Herald)
“We’re not sending him to Miami or New Orleans,” Celtics President Danny Ainge said today. “He hasn’t even practiced. He hasn’t done anything yet. I’m not sure when that will happen. I hate to speculate on stuff like that.”
Though they don’t expect Pietrus’ recovery from July surgery to take much longer, the team is still investigating the condition of his knee.
“We’ve talked to the Phoenix doctor, and we have some information from him,” said Ainge. “But we have no idea on his knee, except that it should heal soon.”
The knee should heal soon, which is good. But in the meantime, prep yourself for some more Sasha Pavlovic and Avery Bradley.