Walker (hand) finished with 11 points (3-12 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 3-4 FT), three rebounds and two assists in 30 minutes during Tuesday's 114-111 win over the Pacers. Walker briefly exited the contest in the second quarter due to an apparent left hand injury but ultimately returned to action. Still, he struggled from the field, and fantasy owners should likely keep tabs on him heading into Thursday's matchup versus Milwaukee.
Walker went to the locker room during the second quarter of Tuesday's game against the Pacers with what appears to be a left hand injury, Jared Weiss of The Athletic reports. Walker suffered the injury while fighting under a screen. He should be considered questionable to return.
Walker posted 13 points (5-17 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven assists and three rebounds across 27 minutes during Friday's 99-94 loss to the Jazz. While Walker, who was on a minutes restriction, was able to effectively find his teammates, his shot wasn't falling. Friday's effort marked just the ninth time this season Walker has hit fewer than 30 percent of his looks from the field, with the Celtics going 4-5 in those contests.
Walker (knee) will have an expanded minutes limit Friday against the Jazz after playing 23 minutes Tuesday. The 29-year-old was on a 20-to-25 minute restriction for Tuesday's loss to the Nets before sitting out Wednesday, though the team didn't provide a specific restriction for Friday's contest. Walker is averaging 21.7 points, 4.1 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.0 steal in 32.0 minutes this season, so if figures to come closer to his regular workload versus Utah.
Walker won't travel to Cleveland on Wednesday for the second half of a back-to-back set against the Cavaliers, Jay King of The Athletic reports. Walker continues to work his way back from left knee soreness, as he was limited to 23 minutes of action in Tuesday's loss to the Nets -- in which he contributed 21 points, three assists and three rebounds. The Celtics will continue to err on the side of caution with the veteran point guard, leaving Walker to return to Boston in preparation for Friday's contest against the Jazz. In his absence, look for Marcus Smart and Brad Wanamaker to see extended play, especially considering Gordon Hayward (knee) and Jaylen Brown (hamstring) are also dealing with injuries.
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