He is as I suspected the first one of the big 3 to fall subject to the injury bug this season. He has not and continues to not be in the best of physical condition as far as avoiding injuries goes. It would not surprise me to see them lose him for an extended period this year. Regarding Paul Pierce, this was from a year ago almost to the day He is playing a lot of minutes again and things like a stress reaction can lead to all kinds of complications for a NBA player over 30 who is playing heavy minutes. Pierce actually missed over 30 games last year. ESPN - Celtics add Pierce to growing injury list - NBA KG is healthy and of course he is their key, but I think that we can definitely beat them in a seven game series if they only have 2 out of the big 3.