Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said Sunday that Larkin (knee) isn't expected to play until after the All-Star break, Brian Robb of BostonSportsJournal.com reports. Larkin, who had already been ruled out ahead of Sunday's home game against the Trail Blazers, won't travel with the the Celtics during their two-game road swing that begins Tuesday and will instead be shut down in order for his sore right knee to heal up. Though he's averaging just 11.6 minutes per game for the campaign, Larkin's unavailability for at least the next six games looms large with Kyrie Irving (quadriceps) and Marcus Smart (hand) set to miss Sunday's game and perhaps additional time. Those absences have opened up a temporary starting role to go along with major minutes for Terry Rozier, who followed up his first career triple-double Jan. 31 against the Knicks with a career-high 31 points in Friday's win over the Hawks.
Larkin (knee) will remain out for Sunday's game against Portland, Blazers digital reporter Casey Holdahl reports. Larkin is still nursing a sore right knee, and he'll miss a fourth consecutive game. With Kyrie Irving and Marcus Smart also out, expect Terry Rozier to make another start and see heavy minutes.
Larkin (knee) will not play Friday against the Hawks. Larkin continues to nurse a sore right knee, and he'll sit out for a third straight game, though he was technically available to play Wednesday against New York. With Marcus Smart (hand) and Kyrie Irving (quad) also sidelined, the Celtics will be extremely shorthanded in the backcourt, meaning Terry Rozier will again start and handle a larger workload, with Kadeem Allen in position for increased minutes off the bench.
Larkin is listed as questionable in the Celtics' official game notes due to right knee soreness. This is the second third game that Larkin has popped up on the injury report, and while he was cleared to play in Wednesday's game against the Knicks, he ended up not seeing any playing time in what ended up being a blowout victory. Given that Boston is playing the league-worst Hawks on Friday, it's possible the team remains cautious with its approach, but expect Larkin to be a game-time decision.
Larkin (knee) is active and available to play in Wednesday's game against the Knicks, Abby Chin of NBC Sports reports. Larkin popped up on the injury report earlier this week, missing Monday's tilt with the Nuggets due to a sore right knee. However, after testing it out during pregame warmups Wednesday, Larkin feels healthy enough to give it a go and should be in line for extended minutes. The Celtics are set to be without both Kyrie Irving (quad) and Marcus Smart (hand), so as long as the knee doesn't give him any issues during the game, look for Larkin to see an elevated role in the backcourt as the top backup behind Terry Rozier.
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