The Boston Herald Celtics Insider Blog has the scoop:
Mickeal Pietrus will start an extensive physical process tonight, and continue tomorrow, ruling out any chance of the swingman joining his new team for tomorrow night’s game against Miami or Wednesday in New Orleans.
“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.”
An expected but tough blow for the C’s, who are likely to be without Paul Pierce for both of these games as well, as he continues to heal from his bruised heel. So for those of you hoping we’d see less of Sasha Pavlovic in the upcoming week, you’re likely going to have to wait until 2012. For now, an 0-2 start, the first one of The Big Three era, remains as a major possibility as the team awaits a Miami Heat team that appears to be running all on cylinders after its demolition of Dallas yesterday.
Now we are left to wonder if Doc will turn to Sasha again to start tomorrow night to help him redeem himself or give Marquis Daniels the nod to try to help contain LeBron. Also, count on Avery Bradley seeing another shot off the bench to try to slow down Dwayne Wade, although his rotation time may be limited unless his improves his offensive output a bit.