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Krstic: MRI Negative, Day To Day with Bone Bruise

 

The news is good on Nenad Krstic. From Chris Forsberg at ESPN Boston:

The Boston Celtics can breathe a sigh of relief after an MRI on center Nenad Krstic‘s injured right knee came back negative Saturday, according to the team.

Krstic is listed as day-to-day and the team said he simply has a bone bruise.

CH: A definite sigh of relief here. Krstic has regressed to the mean since his early success with the Celtics, but he remains an important piece of the Celtics’ playoff rotation. Not just for his offensive skills, size and six fouls, but for the way his presence hedges against future injury or ineffectiveness from Shaquille O’Neal or Jermaine O’Neal. His length can also bother guys like Tim Duncan (see Thursday’s game) in ways that guys like Glen Davis can’t.

The remaining question on Krstic is focused around whether “day-to-day” means anything coming from the Celtics. It wouldn’t be surprising if days stretched into weeks.

More — as the saying goes — as the story develops.

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In other Eastern Conference big man news today, Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski reports Miami may sign Eddy Curry for the playoffs.

Curry’s weight and personal problems have derailed what had been a productive career, and yet Riley has been hopeful Curry could somehow give the Heat a limited inside presence in the postseason. It is believed Curry still weighs more than 350 pounds.

One league source listed the probability of Miami signing Curry at “better than 50-50.” The Heat would need to cut a player for the playoffs, with rookie Dexter Pittman(notes) as a likely candidate to be waived.

CH: Feel free to write your own jokes on Curry but if nothing else, he does fill up space in the middle. And if he’s effectively the replacement-level center at this time of year, it does shine a kinder light on Krstic, no matter what your opinion of his play so far.

  • Ray Ray for 3

    Whew!!

  • ElRoz

    Yes!

    At least they could work him into the rotation during the first round. It's not like he has been out for weeks prior. Plus there are 2 more weeks of basketball left before the playoffs and he can come back earlier.

  • http://twitter.com/michaeljavid @michaeljavid

    Remember when Tyson Chandler and Eddy Curry were the future of the Chicago Bulls?!

  • http://twitter.com/michaeljavid @michaeljavid
  • jonathan

    When is the deadline when free agents can't play in the playoffs?

    • Chris O

      There isn't one, but we can't get any1 anyways, our 15 man roster is full

  • michael gordon

    Time to put this bad boy in cruise control. No way we catch the bulls or heat. Time to make health our number one priority.

    • ozcelts

      Agreed- even if we overtook the 2.5 men for #2 in the East I'm still confident it's a Bulls/ C's ECF and I'd rather our old bones were well rested for (god forbid) a game 7 at the united centre

  • Lakers GM

    bahahahahahaha Celtics 3rd seed in the EASt hahahahaha rofl
    Banner 18!! rofll yea in ur dreams ahahahahah
    Lost 8 of 14 and 4 of 6 hahahahahahah
    Lakers 3PEAT !!!!!!!!!
    HAHAHAHA CELTICS LOSERRSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS AHAHAHAH!!!

    • http://twitter.com/michaeljavid @michaeljavid

      classy

    • Batman

      Mitch don't u have better things to do?

    • Zee

      We were 4th seed last year, so I guess being a seed up this time means you definitely lose this year. :) Oh wait, y'all won't even make the finals. What was I thinking? Winning, duh! LOL!

  • ozcelts

    Great work Mitch- hows your cat going?

    If only cats could talk eh?

  • guest

    Hey Mitch next time you want to troll, try not being a day late.

  • Janos

    is good post ryan.

  • Zee

    Didn't I say that he would be back soon and it wasn't going to be as bad as everyone thought? God answers prayer. I'm serious. Thanks you Jesus!

  • Renato Afonso

    Can someone ban this Lakers GM dude? He's embarassing us (the Lakers fans) all the time…

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