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Celtics' Aron Baynes: Likely to play limited minutes
Baynes (ankle), according to coach Brad Stevens, appears able to play limited minutes Wednesday against the Wizards, Scott Souza of The Providence Journal reports.
Baynes' presence is needed with Al Horford (knee) out, and it seems he'll be able to get on the floor. That said, Baynes hasn't officially been cleared to play and his status may be updated closer to tipoff.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Aron Baynes: Status shaky for Wednesday
Coach Brad Stevens labeled Baynes (ankle) as "questionable at best" for Wednesday's game against the Wizards, Jay King of The Athletic reports.
Though the questionable tag theoretically gives Baynes a 50-50 shot of playing, Stevens' comments suggest the big man's odds of suiting up are probably lower. In the event Baynes misses a third straight game with the sprained left ankle, the Celtics would be forced to lean on Daniel Theis and Robert Williams as their primary centers again with Stevens already ruling starter Al Horford (kneecap) out for the contest.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Gordon Hayward: Won't play Wednesday
Hayward (illness) is out Wednesday against the Wizards, Jay King of The Athletic reports.
Hayward will miss a second straight game while dealing with an illness. Jayson Tatum has benefited from Hayward's three other absences, averaging 40.9 fantasy points when Hayward is out. Marcus Morris, Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart figure to see upticks in workload as well.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Al Horford: Will miss more time
Coach Brad Stevens said that Horford won't play Wednesday against the Wizards and will likely miss "at least a few games" while dealing with Patellofemoral pain syndrome in his left knee.
Horford has already missed two games while dealing with tendinitis in the kneecap and can probably be penciled in to sit out at least two more contests based on Stevens' comments. The Celtics are hopeful that the time off for rest will prove beneficial for Horford in strengthening the knee and ensuring it's not a recurring issue for him throughout the 2018-19 campaign. Per Jay King of The Athletic, Stevens also relayed that Horford's top backup, Aron Baynes (ankle), is "at the very best questionable" for Wednesday, so Daniel Theis looks poised to earn a third straight start at center.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Aron Baynes: Questionable vs. Wizards
Baynes (ankle) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Wizards.
Baynes has missed the last two games while dealing with a sprained left ankle, and with Al Horford nursing a knee injury, Daniel Theis and rookie Robert Williams have been holding things down at the center position for the last couple of outings. The Celtics should provide an update on Baynes' status for Wednesday following shootaround in the morning.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Al Horford: Questionable for Wednesday
Horford (knee) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Wizards.
Horford has missed the last two games with the lingering injury, which coach Brad Stevens labeled Monday as patellar tendinitis. His status should be updated again following Boston's shootaround in the morning, but with Horford and fellow big man Aron Baynes (ankle) currently questionable, Daniel Theis and rookie Robert Williams could be holding down the center position again Wednesday in Washington.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Gordon Hayward: Doubtful again Wednesday
Hayward (illness) is listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Wizards.
After being sidelined for Monday's game against the Pelicans due to an illness, Hayward is on track to miss his second straight contest. Semi Ojeleye saw extended minutes off the bench in Hayward's absence Monday, and should Hayward be ruled out as expected Wednesday, Ojeleye would be in line for a similar workload in Washington.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Kyrie Irving: Not on injury report for Wednesday
Irving (shoulder) is not on the injury report for Wednesday's game against the Wizards.
Irving was held out of Monday's game against the Pelicans while nursing a minor shoulder injury, but it looks like the solo day off was all the point guard needed. With Irving in line to return Wednesday, Terry Rozier, who played 32 minutes as a starter in his absence, will return to his regular role off the bench in Washington.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Jayson Tatum: Scores 21 points in Monday's win
Tatum collected 21 points (10-16 FG, 1-5 3Pt), six rebounds, one assist, and one block in 33 minutes during Monday's 113-100 win over the Pelicans.
Tatum was extremely efficient despite struggling from beyond the arc and failing to earn a single trip to the charity stripe. The absences of Kyrie Irving (shoulder) and Al Horford (knee) pushed Tatum to be aggressive offensively and the sophomore answered the call by scoring 20-plus points for the 10th time this season.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Robert Williams: Grabs 11 boards in Monday's win
Williams contributed seven points (3-5 FG, 1-2 FT), 11 rebounds, three blocks, and one steal in 26 minutes during Monday's 113-100 win over the Pelicans.
Williams turned in career highs in scoring and rebounding while swiping his first steal and matching his best block total in this his first taste of double-digit minutes. The absences of Al Horford (knee), Aron Baynes (ankle), and Guerschon Yabusele (ankle) opened the door of opportunity for Williams, who thrived against a quality opponent. If the aforementioned trio is held out of Wednesday's matchup with the Wizards, Williams could be in line to see considerable playing time once again.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Marcus Morris: Scores 31 points in Monday's win
Morris exploded for 31 points (10-15 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 6-7 FT), four rebounds, and four assists in 32 minutes during Monday's 113-100 win over the Pelicans.
Morris was dominant, pouring in a season high scoring total while matching season highs in assists and made threes. Morris stepped up on offense with Kyrie Irving (shoulder) and Al Horford (knee) sidelined. Moreover, Morris has been among the team's most steady contributors, reaching double figures in scoring in seven straight games while doing his usual work on the boards and from beyond the arc.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Terry Rozier: Well-rounded line in Monday's win
Rozier recorded 10 points (4-7 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT), seven rebounds, six assists, and two steals in 32 minutes during Monday's 113-100 win over the Pelicans.
Rozier drew the start with Kyrie Irving (shoulder) sidelined and put together a very well-rounded stat line, including a season high assist total. Rozier has also reached double figures in scoring while adding at least seven boards and two steals in three straight tilts.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Guerschon Yabusele: Seen without walking boot
Yabusele (ankle) was seen without a walking boot ahead of Monday's game against the Pelicans, Scott Souza of The Providence Journal reports.
Yabusele appears to be progressing with his recovery from an ankle sprain he suffered earlier this month. While this is a promising development, there still isn't a specific timeline to return for the French forward, who was only averaging 1.8 points and 1.1 rebounds in 5.4 minutes per game prior to the injury.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Terry Rozier: Joins starting lineup
Rozier is starting at point guard Monday against the Pelicans.
With Kyrie Irving (shoulder) unavailable, Rozier will step into the starting lineup for just the second time this season. In his only other start, the 24-year-old played a season-high 36 minutes and produced 22 points, six rebounds and three assists.... See More ... See Less