The Big Ticket seems to be taking serious steps toward being back on the basketball court.
Yahoo's Marc Spears suggested Thursday night that Celtics power forward Kevin Garnett has continued to make progress in his return from knee surgery. Things are going so well, Spears reports, the team hopes that doctors will clear the 33-year-old for full-court scrimmages by the start of training camp.
Garnett has been training at the C's practice facility in Waltham, Mass., since Monday, but he has been limited to on-court drills that involve shooting and running.
Though team officials hope KG will be cleared for contact before camp starts, Celtics GM Danny Ainge says that he wants to be careful with Garnett, who missed all of the postseason with a right knee injury that required surgery on May 26.
"We're looking for him to be there at the end of the season, not just the start of the season," Ainge told Yahoo. "We're getting him ready for training camp and looking forward to him being healthy in the playoffs. He looks good. Really good."