Paul Pierce to miss preseason game… maybe opening day?


Paul Pierce has a right heel injury, one that will keep him out of Wednesday’s preseason game against the Raptors. But a veteran missing a preseason game is not going to turn any heads.

But him missing the season opener against the Knicks would.

It is possible, the Celtics are admitting. Here are the cryptic words from Doc Rivers after the Celtics practice Tuesday, via A. Sherrod Blakely of

“I’m concerned; I’m not concerned long-term; but I am concerned short term.”

With Jeff Green out for the season, the Celtics are short on quality wing players — my apologies to the mothers of Marquis Daniels and Sasha Pavlovic — and the loss of PP for even a few games hurts. Especially against a division rival like New York.

We don’t know what is up, just a situation to monitor.