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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 hit 5-of-9 shots and two 3-pointers for 13 points, four rebounds and one assist in 25 minutes off the bench on Tuesday.
Kyrie Irving (knee) may not play again in March and Marcus Smart (wrist) is out for the regular season, so Terry Rozier and Larkin will hold down the point guard duties until further notice. Rozier is clearly the guy you want here, but Larkin might be worth a look. But just keep in mind that he's averaging just 9.8 points, 2.3 boards, 1.8 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.5 3-pointers over his last four games. You can probably find a better player off the waiver wire. Mar 20 - 11:12 PM

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Shane Larkin couldn't play in the second overtime period on Wednesday due to a minute-limit, according to coach Brad Stevens.

The Celtics' key players were exhausted late in tonight's game and could have used Larkin, who finished with 11 points, four assists, two steals, one rebound and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes. He battled a sore right knee in February and has yet to play more than 24 minutes all season, so this doesn't impact his fantasy value (or lack thereof).
Mar 14 - 11:42 PM

Shane Larkin finished Sunday's game against the Pacers with just two points in 17 minutes off the bench.

Larkin was 0-of-4 from the field, including 0-of-2 from behind the 3-point line. He continues to be under a minute restriction of 15-20 minutes due to his knee, but he is hopeful of lending a bigger hand with Jaylen Brown (concussion) out. He said he felt tightness with some fluid in his knee when out, but was able to take care of it with rest. Head coach Brad Stevens said Brown could miss a week with his concussion. If Larkin wants to see more run he'll need to shoot a lot better than this.
Mar 11 - 11:17 PM

Shane Larkin started at point guard with Kyrie Irving (knee/rest) sitting out and played just 16 minutes, but still managed to finish with nine points, four rebounds, four assists, two steals and three 3-pointers.

Irving might be shut down for his two remaining games this week, meaning Larkin could be worth a streaming look. He only took three shots tonight, they were all 3-pointers and he made all three of them, but he's going to need more minutes than this on most nights to be effective. We'd rather roll with Terry Rozier while Irving is out.
Mar 5 - 10:27 PM

Shane Larkin will be in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Bulls, with Kyrie Irving (knee) unavailable.

Traditionally, Brad Stevens has gone with either Marcus Smart or Terry Rozier when Irving has hit the sidelines, but he said he was going with Larkin tonight because he doesn't want to disrupt the second unit's rhythm. Larkin has eclipsed the 20-minute mark just three times this season but has never really produced an impressive stat line with the Celtics, so we'd still recommend rolling the dice on someone like Smart or Rozier tonight in DFS.
Mar 5 - 6:33 PM

Shane Larkin did not score with one steal in his return on Saturday.

The Celtics rotation is loaded, so Larkin may have a tough time getting minutes when he's healthy.
Feb 24 - 10:39 PM

Shane Larkin (knee) is available to play against the Knicks on Saturday.

He is going to be capped at 10-12 minutes, and it's possible he doesn't even play at all. With Terry Rozier playing well, it's hard to see Larkin getting decent minutes even when he's 100 percent.
Feb 24 - 6:10 PM

Shane Larkin (sore right knee) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Knicks.

Larkin has been sidelined since the end of January but has made progress of late. In fact, he returned to full practice on Thursday. However, with both Marcus Smart (hand) and Terry Rozier in the mix, Larkin will see only limited minutes off the bench even when he is fully healthy. He should be left on waivers.
Feb 24 - 11:46 AM

Shane Larkin (sore right knee) has been ruled out of Friday's game vs. the Pistons.

Larkin has missed nearly a month of action, with his last game appearance coming back on Jan. 27. However, Larkin was able to practice with the team on Thursday, indicating he is inching closer to a return.
Feb 23 - 11:10 AM

Shane Larkin (sore right knee) is listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. Detroit.

Larkin has not played in a game since January 27th, but was able to return to full practice on Thursday and appears to be making solid progress. However, Marcus Smart (hand) is expected to return to the lineup on Friday, which means Larkin will only see limited minutes off the bench even when he is fully healthy.
Feb 23 - 10:09 AM

Shane Larkin (sore right knee) returned to full practice on Thursday.

He will make the trip to Detroit for Friday's game, but coach Brad Stevens said his return date is still to be determined. He won't see more than a handful of minutes anyways with Marcus Smart (hand) back.
Feb 22 - 1:26 PM

Shane Larkin (sore right knee) didn't practice on Wednesday.

Larkin did some running and cutting, so he's progressing, but it's not a great sign that he still can't practice after the All-Star break. The Celtics haven't provided many details about the injury but coach Brad Stevens expects Larkin to go through portions of Thursday's practice. We're considering him questionable for games on Friday and Saturday.
Feb 21 - 7:27 PM

Shane Larkin (knee) has been ruled out for Thursday's game in Washington.

Larkin isn't traveling with the team, so no surprises here. He might not play until after the All-Star break, but he wasn't a part of the rotation anyway.
Feb 7 - 12:37 PM

Shane Larkin (knee) did not make the trip to Toronto for Tuesday's game.

The Celtics will begin a two-game road trip on Tuesday, but it sounds like Larkin will be out for both Tuesday's game in Toronto and Thursday's game in Washington. Terry Rozier see some extended run while Larkin and Marcus Smart (hand) are out.
Feb 5 - 2:59 PM

Shane Larkin (knee) will not play on Sunday vs. the Blazers and coach Brad Stevens said he may be out until the All-Star break.

This is Larkin's fourth game in a row on the shelf. With Kyrie Irving (quad) still out and Marcus Smart not expected back for about two weeks, Terry Rozier is once again looking at a heavy workload and is a must-start fantasy option.
Feb 4 - 10:12 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
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