Monday , Apr , 20 , 2009 C.Y. Ellis

Kevin Garnett Appears at Practice in Full Workout Gear

But a day after reiterating Garnett won’t be coming to the Celtics [team stats]’ rescue in these playoffs, coach Doc Rivers said privately after his post-practice press conference that he and the team would like Garnett to hold off on the surgery.

Then, at 3:14 yesterday afternoon, the story took another twist when Garnett appeared on the team’s practice floor wearing full workout gear. He proceeded to dribble a basketball as he walked slowly around the perimeter of the court, with strength coach Bryan Doo watching intently. Trainer Ed Lacerte came out of his office and sat at the far end of the floor to watch the event.

After four minutes, Garnett, Doo and Lacerte walked through a door that leads to the weight room at the team’s facility.