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towlsmoke420
04-21-2011, 10:08 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/boston/nba/news/story?id=6403413&campaign=rss&source=NBAHeadlines

Later, Rivers added: "If he goes on the trip, that means we think he'll play that Sunday."

Natty Ice
04-21-2011, 10:17 PM
**** just got real in the east

assisi805
04-21-2011, 10:19 PM
For how many minutes before hes injured?

ManRam
04-21-2011, 10:22 PM
I wouldn't get terribly excited. Shaq wasn't much of a force last year in the playoffs...and now that he'll be more out of shape, probably not 100%...well, you can do the math.

ayuntalo
04-21-2011, 10:22 PM
i dont like this for boston.
they seem to be rushing shaq, that can ruin their playoff run if shaqs injury gets worst.
shaq isnt just an ordinary player, he is a mammoth his legs will suffer carrying those big body specially when he is not yet fully recovered

ayuntalo
04-21-2011, 10:26 PM
I wouldn't get terribly excited. Shaq wasn't much of a force last year in the playoffs...and now that he'll be more out of shape, probably not 100%...well, you can do the math.

i think what boston is trying to get is the physical presence defensively down low that they have ruined since the perkins trade.
you may not see it on the stat sheet but shaq is a big help for rondo and also those 6 hard fouls he has are the hardest on the nba and as an opposing player you will second guess before driving full head steam or doing acrobatic stuffs

210Don
04-21-2011, 10:53 PM
prolly play 10 minutes lol

ULT WARRIOR408
04-21-2011, 11:14 PM
If Shaq plays look for the Celtics to platoon/rotate him with other big men.You know monitor his minutes.Don't be surprised if he ends up being a non-factor in the playoffs b/c he' not 100%.

iggypop123
04-21-2011, 11:34 PM
he isnt even in game shape

Crackadalic
04-21-2011, 11:36 PM
He hasnt played a real game since last month and he pulled a hammy. At best probably 10 mins

Super.
04-21-2011, 11:40 PM
10 minutes of Shaq, plus 15+ from JO plus the rest from Krstic?

I like it

iggypop123
04-21-2011, 11:44 PM
10 minutes of Shaq, plus 15+ from JO plus the rest from Krstic?

I like it

if they didnt play kristic with shaq out why would they play him with him back

Rose-For-Prez
04-22-2011, 12:09 AM
Good to Hear big fan of the Shaqtus

ohreally
04-22-2011, 12:16 AM
I'm not sure I totally believe this. I think it's a psych move to have the Knicks feel even more pressure in tomorrow's game.

I could see why you would want to get Shaq into a game before going on to where you feel you will need him more, but really, at this stage you don't know whether he would make it past one game or partial game, so why would you make that game one where you need him less. Maybe if they lose game 3, and maybe because with the Heat handling the Sixers in what looks like a probable sweep at this point they don't want to face a more rested Heat, but I still think it's a psych job.

BleedingGreen9
04-22-2011, 12:35 AM
he is going to be a solid 10-15min off the bench to pick up slack on the boards.... even if he is not 100% you cant leave the big man alone in the paint.

lakers4sho
04-22-2011, 12:42 AM
over/under 5 minutes?

mttwlsn16
04-22-2011, 12:52 AM
could care less about the Cs but i love shaq and would love to see him go out on a good note...diesel

BleedingGreen9
04-22-2011, 05:53 AM
over/under 5 minutes?

over

BleedingGreen9
04-22-2011, 05:53 AM
if he plays

knicks_champ
04-22-2011, 06:12 AM
Cmon Knicks get this win tonight then on Sunday we run all around Shaq.

Super.
04-22-2011, 10:48 AM
Cmon Knicks get this win tonight then on Sunday we run all around Shaq.

around him? :laugh2:

hugepatsfan
04-22-2011, 11:02 AM
JO will play about 23 minutes and Shaq probably something like 10-12. Then Baby and KG will fill out the last 13-15 minutes at C. It's be nice to have a true C in there for a bit longer now. For the past 2 games, it's been a small lineup whenever JO leaves the game (Krstic has barely played at all).

ChitownSports16
04-22-2011, 11:09 AM
IF i were knicks fan theres nothing to worry about... The is not in game shape and on top of that Bostin might be rushing the guy.. .

Ty Fast
04-22-2011, 11:42 AM
for how many minutes before hes injured?

1.5

Baller1
04-22-2011, 11:58 AM
What happened to him being out for the playoffs?

smith&wesson
04-22-2011, 12:08 PM
I wouldn't get terribly excited. Shaq wasn't much of a force last year in the playoffs...and now that he'll be more out of shape, probably not 100%...well, you can do the math.

but he was playing well for them this season before he got injured again.

todu82
04-22-2011, 12:47 PM
I figure he'll be used sparingly (Probably as relief off the bench).

tcav701
04-22-2011, 12:56 PM
IF the Celtics are up 3-0 he wont play Sunday.

KmB728
04-22-2011, 01:02 PM
Really good news :clap:

KB24PG16
04-22-2011, 01:22 PM
celtics wouldve been much better off if rasheed decided to come back for one more season he played great in game 7 of the last years finals filling for perkins

BIGgameHUNTER11
04-22-2011, 01:23 PM
If Celtics win tonight, I don't expect Shaq to play Sunday. If they lose, they are going to want to get a handle on this series, so he'll play. Having said that, I don't think Shaq will be that great of a contributor. Shaq is always to worried about his image to play smart and big, he has to try and dominate, which is why he gets hurt. He needs to just be a body in the paint. I'm glad Shaq decided to sabotage the Celtics like he did to the Cavs last year, don't care for the Celtics much.

Purple&Gold24
04-22-2011, 01:48 PM
5 minutes hes gets hurt

knicks_champ
04-22-2011, 05:28 PM
around him? :laugh2:

Yea he's a big guy, we can't go straight at him. Lol

FadeAwayLikeMJ
04-22-2011, 05:35 PM
prolly play 10 minutes lol

hopefully no more than that


IF the Celtics are up 3-0 he wont play Sunday.

he better not.

people forgot, Shaq was nice in the begining of the year. if he can stay healthy i honestly believe the Celts will get #18

without a healthy Shaq tho.....






:(

E.O.21
04-22-2011, 06:13 PM
The idiots who are making fun of him right now are gonna look like fools later.

E.O.21
04-22-2011, 06:14 PM
5 minutes hes gets hurt

You would want that