Kevin Garnett: Halfway Recovered From His Knee Injury

February 24th, 2010 by Stew Winkel Leave a reply »
With the trade deadline in the rearview mirror, Boston Celtics fans can stop searching for any savior to be brought in via a trade.  The focus can return to what really will make or break the Celtics this season—the health of Kevin Garnett.

For a while, the outlook appeared bleak at best.

Garnett was getting beat off the dribble.  He was being out-jumped for rebounds. He was noticeably limping when running up the court.  He had no lift in his jump shot. 

Panic, no doubt, had set in among many pulling for the C’s.

But over the last few weeks, we have begun to see flashes of Garnett returning to full strength.  Maybe he will never again be the player we saw in 2008, but, suddenly, we are seeing enough out of KG to convince us that he has enough strength for at least one more run deep into the playoffs.

There remains one problem, however.  Nearly every Garnett highlight has been occurring in the first half. A pattern has developed where Garnett will get off to a fast start, but com ...

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