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