#NEBHInjuryReport Update:— Boston Celtics (@celtics) January 17, 2021
Tacko Fall (Left Ankle Sprain) – QUESTIONABLE
Daniel Theis – AVAILABLE
Kemba Walker – AVAILABLE
Celtics guard Kemba Walker is listed available to make his season debut today vs. New York.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 17, 2021
Kemba has been out the entire season from knee surgery and is finally available. I’m actually pretty surprised he’s back but if he’s available I’d be shocked if he doesn’t play today versus the Knicks. I really wasn’t expecting to see Kemba until last February, early March. I know reports the last couple of weeks were he feels great but still I thought they’d baby him.
Now, he is going to be on a minutes restriction. He’s not going to come out and average 20 a night, they’ll be careful with him. I’d even be willing to bet if it’s close down the stretch they have him on the bench. The Celtics have been dealing with injuries and Covid related stuff all season and they’ve still been one of the best teams in the league. I trust how prepared they’ll be for any situation including handling Kembas comeback.
#NEBHInjuryReport Brad Stevens says Kemba Walker's minute restriction will be about 20 minutes this afternoon.— Boston Celtics (@celtics) January 17, 2021
What I don’t trust is the fans. All off-season and preseason we’ve seen supposed fans saying the Celtics are at best a 6/7 seed in the East. All season they’ve been calling for Kemba to be traded for no real reason. Now they continue to prove themselves with one of the harder schedules to start the season. They continue to win, they continue to look impressive and improved from last year. This team is good but the haters will still call for Kembas head because they’re morons. Turn off Felger and Maz, please. They’re rotting your brain.
This team will get home court. This team will make the ECF again, I have no doubt about either of those. Just sit back, relax and enjoy the show.