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Giddens has been waiting to play

Second-year guard should get the start against the Raptors

Updated: January 2, 2010, 9:25 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

J.R. Giddens' spaceship has arrived.

After a season-plus at the end of the Boston bench, Giddens is slated to make a spot start Saturday evening, when the injury-depleted Celtics host the Toronto Raptors at TD Garden.

Ever since a right knee infection sidelined Paul Pierce on Dec. 23, the 6-foot-5, 215-pound Giddens has been tweeting about waiting for his "spaceship," an apparent reference to the Kanye West song of the same name. The track, off the album "College Dropout," chronicles ...

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