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Shane Larkin | Guard | #8

Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/2/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 175
College: Miami (FL)
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (18) / ATL
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Shane Larkin (shoulder) participated in some of Sunday's practice, but Brad Stevens confirms he will not play in Game 4 on Monday.
Larkin is progressing and Brad Stevens said he had a great day at practice on Sunday. He could come back for Game 5 and log around 10 minutes as he gets back into the groove after returning from injury. His minutes could cut into Terry Rozier, Marcus Smart and Semi Ojeleye's court time. May 21 - 11:28 AM

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Shane Larkin (shoulder) participated in some full-contact drills at Sunday's practice.

Larkin appeared to have the full range of motion in his sprained left shoulder, and wasn't grimacing at all when taking contact, so this is a very positive step in the right direction. He's not expected to play in Game 4 on Monday in Cleveland, but it sounds like there's a decent shot he could be back in action for Wednesday's Game 5 in Boston. If he is able to return to the court, he'll cut into Semi Ojeleye's minutes.
May 20 - 3:26 PM

Coach Brad Stevens said that Shane Larkin (shoulder) is with the team in Cleveland but will not play in Games 3 and 4 and is unlikely to return this series.

Earlier in the week, Stevens said that Larkin was "progressing well" and that he was able to do some running, but still had some discomfort catching and swinging the ball. With Larkin sideline, Terry Rozier and Marcus Smart will continue to log extended minutes.
May 19 - 11:27 AM

Shane Larkin (shoulder) still isn't close to a return.

Coach Brad Stevens did say that Larkin was "progressing well" and he was able to do some running, but he had some discomfort when catching and swinging the ball and left practice early. Stevens added that Larkin is "not anywhere close to playing" and he remains without a timetable.
May 17 - 1:57 PM

Shane Larkin will miss Games 1 and 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals due to a shoulder injury.

Brad Stevens said Larkin will be out for the first two games of the series and is unlikely to play at all during the entire ECF. Larkin was averaging 15 minutes a game in the playoffs before his injury, so look for Terry Rozier and Marcus Smart to potentially pick up some run.
May 13 - 10:09 AM

Coach Brad Stevens said Shane Larkin (shoulder) did not practice with the team on Friday and will miss "at least the first part" of the series vs. Cleveland.

Larkin wasn't a major contributor during the regular season, but he likely would have been asked to log some important minutes in the Eastern Conference Finals due to the Celtics limited depth. In their Game 5 win over the Sixers, coach Stevens essentially went with a seven-man rotation. It will be interesting to see if Stevens continues to play all of his main cogs 25-plus minutes per game.
May 12 - 10:23 AM

Coach Brad Stevens said he does not expect Shane Larkin (shoulder) to be available early in the series vs. Cleveland.

This coincides with what general manager Danny Ainge said with the GM saying they're not expecting Larkin to be available in this round. With him out, there should be more minutes going to Semi Ojeleye, Marcus Smart and Marcus Morris. Jaylen Brown is not expected to have a minutes limit, too.
May 11 - 4:02 PM

Boston GM Danny Ainge said on Toucher and Rich that the Celtics are planning as if Shane Larkin (shoulder) will not be available for the entire Cavaliers series.

Ainge added that the Celtics are hoping he could be back for the latter part of the series if his shoulder improves. Larkin averaged 15 minutes a game through the playoffs before injuring his left shoulder, so we can expect Terry Rozier and Marcus Smart to split those minutes until Larkin returns.
May 10 - 9:55 AM

Shane Larkin (sprained left shoulder) said that an MRI "showed some problems" and his status for the Eastern Conference Finals is uncertain.

Larkin said he'll try to play vs. Cleveland but he "didn't sound optimistic," according to beat writer Gary Washburn. The Celtics don't think he'll need surgery but coach Brad Stevens said Larkin is out for the "foreseeable future," and it sounds like they'll rely on Terry Rozier and Marcus Smart for PG minutes throughout the next round.
May 9 - 11:53 PM

Shane Larkin (sprained left shoulder) will not suit up for Wednesday's Game 5 against the 76ers.

Brad Stevens said that Larkin is still "very, very sore" and that he'll be out for the "foreseeable future," although they don't anticipate that surgery will be needed. With him out, it'll be Terry Rozier and Marcus Smart getting all the run they can possibly handle.
May 9 - 10:49 AM

Shane Larkin (shoulder) is questionable to play in Wednesday's Game 5 against the 76ers.

Larkin suffered the shoulder injury during the first half of Monday's Game 4 loss to Philly and did not return. Head coach Brad Stevens said he'll have more info on Larkin following Wednesday morning's shootaround, but it looks like he could be headed for a game-time call.
May 8 - 3:20 PM

Shane Larkin will undergo tests on Tuesday to evaluate his left shoulder.

Larkin left Game 4 against Philadelphia on Monday after a hard screen by Joel Embiid and was unable to return. Brad Stevens said he was sore. If Larkin is out for Game 5 Terry Rozier and Marcus Smart will likely absorb his minutes.
May 7 - 10:30 PM

Shane Larkin (shoulder) is headed to the locker room.

Larkin got hit with a hard screen by Joel Embiid and immediately ran back to the locker room, clutching at his left shoulder. He's officially questionable to return, but if he's not able to get back out there tonight, Marcus Smart and Terry Rozier will split most of his minutes.
May 7 - 6:34 PM

Shane Larkin hit 5-of-8 shots and a 3-pointer for 11 points and three assists in 21 minutes of Tuesday's win.

The 11 points were a playoff career-high for Larkin, but he's going to have trouble doing much more than that with Terry Rozier playing so well for Boston.
Apr 17 - 10:53 PM

Shane Larkin started Wednesday's game and put up 12 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes of work.

Larkin said that he lost 10 pounds while dealing with a flu recently, and he's still working to regain his strength and rhythm. He got a chance to shine with Terry Rozier resting tonight, and should be a big part of the lineup with Kyrie Irving (knee) done for the season and Marcus Smart (thumb) out until late in the month.
Apr 11 - 10:52 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Terry Rozier
3Shane Larkin
4Kadeem Allen
SG1Jaylen Brown
2Marcus Smart
3Abdel Nader
4Jabari Bird
SF1Jayson Tatum
2Semi Ojeleye
3Jonathan Holmes
4Gordon Hayward
PF1Marcus Morris
2Daniel Theis
3Guerschon Yabusele
C1Al Horford
2Aron Baynes
3Greg Monroe