Player News - Celtics

Date: Team: Pos:

Aron Baynes (sore right hamstring) left Saturday's game and coach Brad Stevens was apprehensive in expecting him to make a quick recovery.

"Hamstrings are scary to me," Stevens said after the game. The Celtics have enough depth to let Baynes sit and recover. Guys like Daniel Theis, Guerschon Yabusele, Marcus Morris, and even Marcus Smart will benefit in Baynes' absence. The Celtics next game is on Monday.
Source: USA Today
Oct 21 - 12:33 PM

Gordon Hayward should be back in the lineup on Monday against the Magic.

Hayward missed Saturday's game to rest a sore ankle. The Celtics will be extra cautious with him to make sure they have him come playoff time, which could mean he sits more than a few times this year. Aron Baynes left the Saturday's game with a hamstring injury, so Hayward's return will keep their starting lineup the same as opening night. Check back before tip on Monday for updates.
Oct 21 - 10:46 AM

Jayson Tatum scored 24 points during a 103-101 win over the Knicks on Saturday, adding a career-high 14 boards with two steals and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

He sure does look like the No. 1 scorer on this team. In fact, Tatum's 26.2 usage rate and 33.6 minutes per game both top Kyrie Irving's 25.3 usage rate and 32.3 minutes per game. For the second year in a row, Tatum is way ahead of the curve with his added responsibility and he's still been efficient with his 58.6 TS%. He's looking like he's too good to be kept down and should flirt with early-round value. His keeper value is soaring, as well.
Oct 20 - 11:33 PM

Marcus Morris scored 16 points with six rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes against the Knicks on Saturday.

He could be getting some more second-half starts with Aron Baynes (hamstring) hurting today -- Morris started the second half on Friday. Morris still is unlikely to offer enough upside when Gordon Hayward is in the lineup, so he's more of a 16-team option or a stream.
Oct 20 - 11:25 PM

Kyrie Irving made 5-of-16 from the field for 16 points with one rebound, five assists, two steals and two turnovers in 32 minutes against the Knicks on Saturday.

He still hasn't found his shot yet with just a 34.0 FG%, but at least he went to the line seven times after going just twice in the first two combined. It's looking fairly obvious that Jayson Tatum is going to cut into Irving's shot total and Tatum even has a higher usage rate than Irving. He'll obviously get better, but it's going to be tough for him to match his output per game from last season.
Oct 20 - 11:22 PM

Marcus Smart injured his surgically repaired right thumb in the first quarter on Saturday and had hit examined by team doctors after the game.

He had the thumb heavily wrapped but said he's fine after after the game. Smart did add that it hurts, so this will be something to watch. He's already struggled shooting enough, so this could drop his FG% even lower.
Oct 20 - 11:13 PM

Daniel Theis scored two points with one rebound, two assists and one block in 14 minutes against the Knicks on Saturday.

With Aron Baynes (hamstring) down, it could be Theis stepping into the rotation more. However, he doesn't really add much on the stat sheet, so leave him on the wire unless your league is extremely deep.
Oct 20 - 11:10 PM

Aron Baynes (sore right hamstring) left in the first half and will not return to the game against the Knicks on Saturday.

Baynes was able to walk off the court and to the locker room under his own power, but was not able to continue. He was having a nice game before exiting, scoring 10 points with five rebounds. Marcus Smart started the second half in his place. We should find out more after the game.
Oct 20 - 9:06 PM

Aron Baynes went to the locker room in the second quarter on Saturday.

He looked like he may have pulled a muscle and walked to the locker room under his own power. Baynes did start this game with Gordon Hayward out, so we'll likely see more Daniel Theis to back up Al Horford.
Oct 20 - 8:36 PM

Coach Brad Stevens said Gordon Hayward (rest) experienced some general soreness in his ankle.

The team is going to hold him out today as a precaution. It's hardly a surprise that the Celtics will hold Hayward out tonight, and it'll be interesting to see if he's out for another back-to-back set in the future, especially with the next one including a game in Utah. Aron Baynes will start while Marcus Morris, Marcus Smart and Terry Rozier also benefit.
Oct 20 - 6:13 PM

Aron Baynes draws the start with Gordon Hayward resting on Saturday against the Knicks.

Coach Brad Stevens returns to a popular lineup from last season, starting both Baynes and Al Horford. Baynes gets a slight uptick in minutes and value, but won't see a big uptick in usage or production. Terry Rozier, Marcus Morris, and Marcus Smart will likely benefit more. However, Baynes makes for a cheap flier in DFS on Saturday.

Gordon Hayward (left ankle recovery) has been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. the Knicks.

The is the second night of a back-to-back for Boston, so the Celtics will give Hayward the night off. He has played 24 minutes in each of the C's first two games, averaging 12.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.5 steals, as he works his way back from his gruesome lower leg injury suffered on opening night last season. He's been rusty, but the good news is that Hayward has not had any setbacks as he returned to game action this week. The Celtics will likely spread Hayward's minutes fairly evenly across their deep bench.
Oct 20 - 1:39 PM

Kyrie Irving scored 21 points with four rebounds, six assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes against the Raptors during a 113-101 loss on Friday.

He desperately needed a bounce-back game after a 2-of-14 shooting line and not even closing in the opener against the 76ers. Irving's usage rate took a big hit in the preseason, but today he looked for his shot much more than he has since his knee surgery. Interestingly, Irving has only gone to the line just twice in two games combined, so that'll be something to watch.
Oct 19 - 11:15 PM

Al Horford scored 14 points with 10 rebounds, nine assists, one block, one steal and three 3-pointers in 33 minutes against the Raptors on Friday.

He's batting 1.000 with solid fantasy lines following a four-block Tuesday. Horford is going to be a factor on both ends of the court and he'll have several opportunities to flirt with some triple-doubles. With Jayson Tatum growing into more of a scorer, Horford will likely lose usage to him, Kyrie Irving and others.
Oct 19 - 11:12 PM

Gordon Hayward scored 14 points with seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes against the Raptors on Friday.

He came off the bench in the second half again, but Hayward looked more explosive with some solid on-ball scoring. After his return on Wednesday, he said he didn't quite have his explosiveness back yet, and he's previously said the Celtics will monitor him. Today was a good sign for G Time, but it may be a while before he's putting up value to warrant where he was selected in drafts.
Oct 19 - 11:04 PM


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