NBA play has been on hold since March 11, but the Celtics are still playing it safe with Kemba Walker, whose knee had been giving him issues before the shutdown. Over four months have since passed, but the team is still being cautious. Here’s the Boston Herald reporting:
For now, it sounds a lot like the regular season, when rest and maintenance for the point guard’s balky left knee was a focus after the All-Star break.
As such, Walker is on what Brad Stevens calls a one-day on, one-day off schedule, with him missing Wednesday’s practice. Instead, Walker ran through an intense session on Tuesday when the rest of the team was off.
“He did a harder workout on the off-day, so they’ve got him on a one-day off, one-day on plan,” said the Celtics coach. “He did a lot of running yesterday, shooting. He’s shooting a little bit right now. He’s reacted great, his knee feels good, and that’s a good thing. He’s really prioritizing accumulating strength in that knee, so the day-on, day-off thing will be in effect for awhile.”
The Bucks were looking like the best team in the Eastern conference (and NBA) this season prior to play stoppage, but the Celtics are one of seelct few teams that should be able to put up a serious battle should they meet Milwaukee in the playoffs. It’s definitely a concern that Kemba’s knee might still be an issue.