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Box Score Bank: Poor KG


Box Score Bank: Poor KG

We'll go into the weekend with a trip to the Box Score Bank and a reminder of just how awful things were for Kevin Garnett at the tail end of his time in Minnesota.

March 4, 2007: Celtics 124, Timberwolves 117

The Celtics were less than a month removed from one of the worst losing streaks in NBA history, and while they did have Paul Pierce in the line-up, this was still a very bad team.

Although, not so bad for KG's Timberwolves, who fell to Boston by seven in two OTs.

You know what? I'd like to rescind my introduction to this post. This isn't a just a reminder of how bad things were for KG before coming to Boston, it's also reminder of how bad things were for KG AND Pierce before KG came to Boston. Good lord, look at these rosters

MinnesotaRicky Davis
Troy Hudson
Mark Blount
Trenton Hassell
Rashad McCants
Craig Smith
Marko Jaric
Mike James
Randy Foye
Justin Reed

BostonAl Jefferson
Delonte West
Kendrick Perkins
Brian Scalabrine
Ryan Gomes
Gerald Green
Rajon Rondo
Leon Powe

Although, I guess when you look at it now, at least the Celtics had youth and potential, the Wolves had nothing except for KG, who was still playing his ass of every night.

On this particular evening, he had himself a triple double (33 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists). It's one of two triple doubles Garnett collected against the Celtics that season (the only two he ever dropped on the Celtics.)

Here's the box score for that other game. Check out that line for Scal!

And have a great weekend.

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Brad Stevens: Isaiah Thomas will get scan on hip in September


Brad Stevens: Isaiah Thomas will get scan on hip in September

Appearing on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix, Brad Stevens said that Isaiah Thomas’ hip will be evaluated by the Celtics in September before the team decides how to proceed. 

The C’s were unsure of whether Thomas would require surgery on his right hip, which ended his postseason early. He has gone the offseason without surgery, so the C’s will look at it next month. 

“He has another follow-up and another scan in the early part of September when he arrives back here out east, and from there we will know an exact timeline," Stevens said. "Obviously, it’s been a lot of appropriate rest, a lot of rehab. There have been some good strides here certainly in the last month or few weeks, but we’re not going to know that until after that early September timeframe.

Added Stevens: “We want what’s best for Isaiah. We want to make sure that when he is ready to roll, which hopefully is sooner rather than later, that he is ready to roll at his highest level and for the longest possible time, obviously, right? So that’s a lot more important to me than anything else.” 

Stevens said that the uncertainty of not knowing whether Thomas would need surgery was challenging, but that his priority was the player. 

“I don’t know if it was unnerving because you can only control what you can control, but it’s a big deal for me because it’s a big deal to him,” he said. “Ultimately, obviously you want to go into every season 110 percent healthy and we’ll find out where we stand with everybody, but more so you want what’s best for him.”    

Scaramucci says Kraft gave Super Bowl LI ring to Trump


Scaramucci says Kraft gave Super Bowl LI ring to Trump

Anthony Scaramucci isn't afraid to say stuff. This time, it involves the Patriots. 

The outspoken former White House communications director follows over 180,000 Twitter accounts. One of them is @rslashpatriots, who asked about Robert Kraft's Super Bowl rings via direct message. 

Putin famously stole Kraft's Super Bowl XXXIX ring while Kraft was visiting Russia in 2005. According to Kraft, he took out the ring to show it to Putin, but Putin put it in his pocket and left without giving it back.

Now that Trump has Kraft's ring, Kraft theoretically only has three of a possible five Super Bowl rings now. Guessing he could get new ones made.