Waters finished with three points (1-2 FG, 1-2 3Pt), one board, one assist and one steal in seven minutes in a 105-75 loss to the Knicks on Sunday.
Waters was unable to be the usual facilitator he has been on the floor. The second-year man has only played sparingly this season, but, when he does get on the floor, he's been pretty good at racking up assists. He'll next face the 76ers on Wednesday.
Waters will come off the bench Wednesday against the Heat, Brian Robb of BostonSportsJournal.com reports.
The 22-year-old started Monday's contest but will return to the bench with Marcus Smart (thumb) back in action. Waters played only eight minutes this season prior to the start, so he'll likely return to a reserve role.
Waters will get the start at point guard in Monday's matchup with the Raptors, Celtics play-by-play announcer Sean Grande reports.
The start marks the second of Waters' career. With Marcus Smart (thumb) and Jeff Teague (ankle) sidelined, Waters figures to garner significantly more run than usual.
Waters re-signed with the Celtics on a two-way contract Monday, Jared Weiss of The Athletic reports.
The 51st pick in the 2019 draft had a very limited role for the Celtics last season, appearing in just 11 games and averaging 10.8 minutes and 3.6 points. He's likely set for a small role again this season.
Waters (knee) has been cleared to play in Saturday's Game 4 against the Raptors.
Waters has recovered from his sprained left knee and will be available. That said, he hasn't played since the Celtics' final seeding game and is unlikely to play a significant role in the postseason.
Waters (knee) is questionable for Saturday's Game 4 against the Raptors.
Waters is dealing with a left knee sprain. He hasn't played since the final seeding game, and he's unlikely to be a significant part of the rotation even if he's cleared to participate.
The Celtics list Waters (knee) as out for Thursday's Game 3 against the Raptors.
Waters' sprained left knee also kept him out of the first two games of the series. The rookie point guard has played one game since the NBA restarted its season in Orlando in late July, and he's unlikely to be included in coach Brad Stevens' rotation once he moves past the injury.
Waters (knee) will not play in Tuesday's Game 2 against Toronto.
Waters is still battling a sprained left knee, but his absence shouldn't have an effect on the Celtics' rotation. The rookie out of LSU appeared in only one game during seeding play and saw action in just 11 games overall on the season.
Waters has been ruled out for Game 1 against the Raptors on Sunday with a left knee sprain.
Waters didn't appear in any of the Celtics' games during the first series, and he'll be sidelined for the first game against Toronto with a knee issue. It's unclear whether he'll be available for the remainder of the series.
Waters had seven points (2-14 FG, 1-7 3PT, 2-2 FT), four assists, three rebounds and five steals in Thursday's loss to Washington.
Making his first career start, and first appearance in Orlando, Waters had a horrific day shooting the ball, but he helped make up for it with a big game on the defensive end. The rookie out of LSU spent most of the regular season in the G League.
Waters will start at point guard in Thursday's game against Washington, Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe reports.
It'll be the first career start for Waters, who has yet to log a single minute of action at the NBA bubble in Orlando. The rookie out of LSU has appeared in just 10 games this season, logging 89 total minutes and totaling 33 points, 12 assists and nine boards.
Waters supplied 12 points (3-13 FG, 2-9 3Pt, 4-6 FT), five rebounds, four assists, two steals, one block and six turnovers across 27 minutes in Tuesday's scrimmage loss to the Rockets.
It was good to see Waters receive extended minutes, which heavily implies his in-practice July 20 head injury is behind him. Coach Brad Stevens decided to rest all his key players, which gave Waters and other reserves an opportunity to shine. The rookie point guard will need to improve his shooting and ball handling if he wants to see meaningful minutes during Orlando play-in games.
Waters (concussion) is available for Friday's scrimmage against the Thunder, Keith Smith of Yahoo Sports reports.
The 22-year-old apparently suffered the concussion during practice at some point during the past week, but he's cleared the concussion protocol. Waters should fill a minor bench role for the Celtics once the season officially resumes next week.
Waters has suffered a concussion, Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald reports.
Waters presumably suffered the injury during one of the Celtics' practices. There is no timetable for his return, but he will need to clear concussion protocol before getting the go-ahead to suit up again.
Waters was named to the All-NBA G League Second Team and was one of five players named to the NBA G League All-Rookie Team.
The rookie team nod came as no surprise since last week Waters was named the G League Rookie of the Year. In 36 games with Crustacean Nation, the electric guard delivered 18.0 points, 7.3 dimes, 3.2 boards and 1.9 steals per G League contest. He also drilled a few last second game-winners. Waters and fellow rookie Carsen Edwards will fight for reserve point guard minutes with Boston when the Celtics resume play in late July.
Waters has been named the G League Rookie of the Year, Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated reports.
Waters was Boston's second round pick from 2019 and was on a two-way contract. With the Red Claws, he averaged 18.0 points on 14.8 shots, 7.3 assists, 3.2 rebounds and 2.0 steals in 33.8 minutes per game.
Waters produced 18 points (8-14 FG, 2-5 3Pt), eight rebounds and seven assists over 33 minutes in Thursday's 119-100 home win over the Skyhawks.
Waters was part of a well-rounded Red Claws effort that saw the team come back from a first-half deficit to dominate in the second half. Waters was a big part of Crustacean Nation shooting 49 percent from the field. He was also one of six Claws to score in double figures. Maine now travels north of the border for Saturday's match-up with Raptors 905. Expect the G League All-Star to continue leading the Claws from the point guard spot.
Waters has been named to the Eastern Conference Midseason All-NBA G League Team. In other words, he's been named a G League All-Star.
Waters has earned Player of the Month for November honors and has twice been named G League Player of the Week. Through 26 games, he's averaging 19.5 points, 7.8 assists, 2.4 steals and 2.6 made three-pointers per contest. He's in the top five in the G League for both assists and steals. The Claws have two more games before the G League All-Star break.
Waters was recalled by the Celtics ahead of Monday's game against Atlanta, Steven Bulpett of the Boston Herald reports.
Waters could see some rotational minutes, as Kemba Walker (knee) is out and Marcus Smart (thigh) is doubtful for Monday's game. While he's played well for the Celtics' G League affiliate, Waters has been unable to find a consistent role at the NBA level this year, averaging just 9.3 minutes average across six contests.
Waters posted 16 points (6-11 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 1-1 FT) , eight assists, two rebounds and two steals in Saturday's 119-117 home win over Greensboro.
Waters drained a contested jumper with :0.2 remaining to win it for Crustacean Nation. The two-way contract player deferred to Celtic assignee Carson Edwards for much of the game, as Edwards scored 41 points on 28 field-goal attempts. That said, Waters was very efficient with his opportunities and stepped up when it counted the most. Waters and the Red Claws next face the Charge at home Thursday.
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|01/04||@ TOR||W 126-114||24||5||2||5||4||0||0|
|01/03||@ DET||W 122-120||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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