NEWARK, N.J. The body is a complex, well-connected entity - too connected sometimes.
The hyperextended left knee injury that Brandon Bass suffered at Toronto on Friday is a non-issue.
But that has led to him having discomfort in another part of the leg.
"My knee was good I was so thankful," Bass said. "When I hyperextended my knee, I tweaked my hamstring a little bit, so my hamstring has been bothering me a little bit."
Bass' injuries make him like most players this time of year who are dealing with an assortment of ailments and injuries.
"Usually this time of year, nobody is healthy," he said. "I just want to be a little bit more healthy. The whole year I've had some knick-knack bothering me, so if I probably get a little more healthy I'll be good."
Indeed, C's coach Doc Rivers has gone about trying to find ways to get a number of his players some rest within the context of still playing games.
While Rivers will give some thought to resting some of his players between now and the playoffs, it is unclear if he'll consider having Bass miss any games.
"I think I'm too young to get those kind of days off," said Bass, who will be 27 at the end of this month. "I just want to be a little bit more healthy and I'll be cool."