Baynes (foot) will be re-evaluated in a week but is expected to remain out through the All-Star break, Brian Robb of BostonSportsJournal.com reports. Baynes was held out of Sunday's win over Oklahoma City, and his bruised left foot will cost him at least five more games as we move closer to the All-Star break. With the extra, built-in rest, Baynes will have nearly three weeks to recover before the Celtics resume play on Feb. 21 in Milwaukee.
Baynes (foot) will be out until at least the All-Star break, A. Sherrod Blakely of NBC Sports Boston reports. It's unfortunate news for not only the New Zealand native but also the Celtics, as Baynes has already missed a combined 18 games entering Sunday this season and will likely miss an additional six matchups as well due to a left foot contusion. Baynes' MRI on Sunday showed just a contusion though and no structural damage was spotted. With Baynes on the sidelines until at least the All-Star break, Daniel Theis and Guerschon Yabusele will likely see their backup roles increased behind Al Horford.
Baynes is out for Sunday's game against the Thunder due to a bruised left foot. Baynes emerged from Friday's game against the Knicks with a bruised left foot. With him sidelined Sunday, Daniel Theis is a strong candidate to see backup center minutes.
Baynes chipped in two points (1-2 FG), one rebound, one assist, and one steal in 10 minutes during Saturday's 115-111 loss to the Warriors. Baynes returned to a reserve role with Al Horford making his return to the lineup following a one-game absence for rest purposes. While coach Brad Stevens isn't always opposed to pairing Baynes and Horford together for stretches, he kept only one traditional big man on the floor at a time in this one. Monday's matchup with the Nets could be a similar story, as Brooklyn spreads the floor with shooters at every position except center.
Baynes will start at center Wednesday against the Cavaliers, Celtics' broadcaster Sean Grande reports. With Al Horford out of the line due to rest purposes, Baynes will be thrust into the starting lineup for the 10th time this season. Given Horford's absence and the fact that Baynes is not going to be limited in any fashion Wednesday, the big man could be in line for a significant increase in usage against Cleveland.
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