The Boston Celtics currently have a lot of injuries and it was determined on Friday that forward Gerald Wallace will likely miss the final 23 games of the 2013-14 NBA season.
Wallace needs to have a torn meniscus fixed and he also is dealing with bone spurs in his ankles, so the best move is likely to have surgery now.
“[Wallace] had some knee soreness [so Thursday he] went to the doctor and had MRI. It shows he has a torn meniscus,” head coach Brad Stevens told ESPNBoston.com. “… The next step for him will be determined in the next couple of days, but obviously we want to prioritize his health.”
The Celtics are heading for a high lottery pick, so there is no reason to have Wallace play in pain any longer. Wallace was not happy when he was traded to Boston, however he seemed to accept it once the season started. Wallace has two more years and $20.21 million remaining on his contract and there is a good chance he’ll talk to the Celtics about a buyout, so he can finish out his career with a playoff contender.