Kevin Garnett as of this morning is said to be done for the rest of the 2009 season, says coach Doc Rivers. I'm sure all the national broadcasts are going to be off the wall with how the Celtics can't win without KG.
I on the other hand realize that the Celtics are far from a one man team. We actually have a winning record with Garnett on the bench this season and Glen "Big Baby" Davis has done more than his share to fill in while KG has been out. Also to mention, Leon Powe returned from his injury recently and also done extremely well (scoring 18 points last night against the Wizards).
I know, it's going to be tough without the dominant force of a veteran KG in the lineup against the Magic and Cavaliers, not to mention the Lakers in the finals, but we can't pack it in because one of the Celtics "BIG 3" are going to be on the bench.
I know we can still win a few 7-game series against the better teams in the NBA, but remember, as of yet the report is that Garnett is likely to miss the playoffs. So let's win a few early rounds and after gaining the confidence to make it to the finals, KG could possibly come back to add to the lineup.