Friday, February 21, 2020

Kemba Walker (knee) ruled out against Timberwolves

The Celtics will return from NBA All-Star Weekend unhealthy, as Kemba Walker will sit out at least for the first of the team's four-game west coast trip that begins Friday night in Minnesota.

Walker, who played 29 minutes for Team Giannis in Sunday's 157-155 loss to Team LeBron, has been ruled out by the Celtics with left knee soreness.

While Walker's knee doesn't seem like a long-term issue, expect the Celtics to keep an eye on it and even load manage the All-Star point guard between now and the playoffs.

Robert Williams (hip edema) has finally practiced with the team and will join the Celtics on their road trip, but will not play. His return could be as soon as next Saturday night when the C's host the Rockets at TD Garden.

As for the new-look Timberwolves, Karl Anthony Towns (wrist) is also out, as they face the Celtics tonight with an 8 pm tip-off.

Joel Pavón

Photo used courtesy of The Associated Press

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