Kevin Garnett is still dealing with the inflammation in his left foot that has caused him to miss the past three games, but Boston Celtics president Danny Ainge believes that the original estimated two-week absence should be "more than sufficient time" for the injury to heal.
"It's much better today than it was yesterday and I think he just could use some rest," Ainge said. "On top of that, KG has just little nicks, bumps and bruises that could use some healing time. He's got a sore calf muscle as well. It's just good for him to take some time off and get fresh. But the biggest concern right now is the inflammation in his foot."
Ainge said he was unsure if Garnett could play right now if he had to, emphasizing rest is the best thing at this time.
"What we're doing is we're doing what we think is best for KG's long-term health, and what's best for the team," Ainge said. "Usually it goes hand-in-hand, what's best for the player, and his future, is usually what's best for the team as well. But I don't know if KG could play tonight if tonight was a Game 7 of the NBA Finals. My guess is he probably could. But I don't know how good he would be. He does have a little bit of a limp, but it doesn't matter. Right now, it's best for him not to play on it and aggravate it."