Yabusele scored 14 points (6-10 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT) while adding eight rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 25 minutes during Monday's 100-80 summer league win over the Hornets.
The 22-year-old has been healthy and effective as the starting center for Boston's summer league squad, and Yabusele is making a solid case for a roster spot in the NBA this season. If he does win a spot on the Celtics' bench, minutes will be hard to come by behind Al Horford, Greg Monroe and Aron Baynes, but Yabusele's development will be more important than any short-term production the 2016 first-round pick can provide.
Yabusele posted 16 points (6-14 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 3-4 FT), seven rebounds, two assists and a steal across 23 minutes during Friday's 95-89 summer league victory over the 76ers.
The 16th overall pick in the 2016 Draft, Yabusele played just 235 minutes with the Celtics last season, spending much of the year in the G-League. For the Maine Red Claws, he averaged 20.3 points, 7.9 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.7 blocks and 1.2 steals. He also hit a solid 36.4 percent of his 6.3 three-point attempts per game. That said, considering the Celtics' depth, it will be hard for Yabusele to find significant run next season.
Yabusele scored 16 points (6-10 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 3-3 FT) in addition to five rebounds, two steals, one assist and one block across 28 minutes during Wednesday's 110-97 win over the Nets.
Yabusele got the starting nod with Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum and Marcus Morris all resting. He came through with a rather well-rounded line for the night, finishing second on the team in scoring while chipping in some useful defensive stats. Yabusele should play a minuscule role during the playoffs, when the team's full complement of frontcourt options are available.
Yabusele (knee) will play in Wednesday's regular-season finale against the Nets and will start at power forward, Sean Grande of the Boston Sports Journal reports.
Yabusele missed the last two games with a lingering knee injury, but was able to go through pregame warmups Wednesday without issue and has now been cleared for a return. With the Celtics opting to rest Al Horford and Jayson Tatum in the frontcourt, Yabusele will get the call to join the top unit and should be in line for an extended workload to close out the regular season.
Yabusele (knee) who was expected to be out for the regular season, has been upgraded to questionable for Wednesday's season finale against the Nets.
It seemed likely the team would opt to sit Yabusele, who is dealing with a knee injury, until the postseason. But, he's apparently recovered faster than expected and could end up seeing the floor. More information should arrive closer to tipoff.
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