Player News - Celtics

Date: Team: Pos:

Marcus Morris will start vs. the Magic on Sunday.

He might be looking at a few extra minutes as well, as Aron Baynes (illness) is still considered questionable. Morris has been playing better lately with 15.0 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 2.0 triples over his last three games, so he's a streaming option on a four-game slate.
Jan 21 - 11:25 AM

Aron Baynes (illness) is still questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Magic.

Marcus Morris will start, so Baynes will come off the bench if he's cleared. He didn't practice on Saturday, but must be feeling a little better Sunday since he went through the morning shootaround. If he can't go, Al Horford, Daniel Theis and Marcus Morris could all pick up a handful of minutes.
Jan 21 - 11:20 AM

Kyrie Irving (sore left shoulder) will play on Sunday vs. the Magic.

He was trending in this direction and now we have confirmation. Irving "looked good" at Saturday's practice and the Celtics held him out on Thursday as a "precaution," but we'll let you know how his shoulder holds up after the game. Expect him to start and see his normal allotment of minutes, meaning Marcus Smart and Terry Rozier will lose some value.
Jan 21 - 11:07 AM

The Celtics have recalled Abdel Nader from the G-League.

When Boston's frontcourt is healthy, Nader usually rides the bench. Leave him on the wire.
Jan 21 - 9:44 AM

The Celtics have signed Jarell Eddie to a 10-day contract.

The 26-year-old sharpshooter has played 26 games for the Wizards and five games for the Suns, but only averaged 6.7 minutes per game. He'll have a tough time receiving meaningful minutes while he's in Boston, but they may give him a look since they could use his floor spacing.
Source: Boston.com
Jan 21 - 9:40 AM

Kyrie Irving (sore left shoulder) is questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Magic.

This comes from the team's game notes, so we'll hopefully get another update after the morning shootaround. Irving said a couple days ago that he would try to play and he "looked good" at Saturday's practice, but it's possible the Celtics hold him out as a precaution. If he can't go, Marcus Smart and Terry Rozier will have to step up and Al Horford would get a nice bump.
Source: NBA.com
Jan 21 - 9:36 AM

Guerschon Yabusele (illness) is questionable to play vs. the Magic on Sunday.

He has played a total of nine minutes in January, so his status is irrelevant for fantasy owners.
Source: NBA.com
Jan 21 - 9:33 AM

Aron Baynes (illness) was unable to practice on Saturday.

For now, we'll consider Baynes questionable for Sunday's afternoon game vs. the Magic. If Baynes is unable to suit up on Sunday, Al Horford, Daniel Theis and Marcus Morris would likely divvy up additional minutes.
Jan 20 - 1:25 PM

Kyrie Irving (sore left shoulder) practiced on Saturday and coach Brad Stevens said he "looked good."

Irving scored 27 points in 41 minutes on Tuesday but was unable to play Wednesday. Fortunately, an MRI on the shoulder came back clean on Thursday and Stevens told reporters he didn't believe the injury would be a "long-term issue." We should have an update on Irving's status for Boston's Sunday matinee vs. Orlando shortly. With Irving sidelined on Wednesday, Marcus Smart drew the start and Terry Rozier and Shane Larkin saw an uptick in minutes off the bench.
Jan 20 - 1:16 PM

The Celtics plan to sign Jarell Eddie to a 10-day contract.

This won't have any fantasy implications, as Eddie will likely only see sporadic minutes off the bench if he appears in a game.
Jan 19 - 12:40 PM

Marcus Smart made a start for Kyrie Irving (shoulder) against the 76ers during an 89-80 loss on Thursday, making 6-of-11 from the field for 13 points with five rebounds, one assist, four turnovers and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

You'd think Smart making his shots would lead to a big line in a start, but that wasn't the case. Chalk Smart doesn't usually pan out in DFS and he actually came into this game with a lower scoring average as a starter compared to coming off the bench. Smart is playing well enough to be owned in standard leagues.
Jan 18 - 9:45 PM

Terry Rozier scored four points with one rebound, two assists and one steal in 20 minutes against the 76ers on Thursday.

His playing time didn't really change with Shane Larkin picking up the extra burn from Kyrie Irving (shoulder) not playing. Perhaps Rozier making just 3-of-19 from deep in his last four is why coach Brad Stevens didn't lean on him more -- the Celtics trailed for most of the game. Rozier should continue to hang around top-150 value in standard leagues, and expect him to be better if Irving misses more time.
Jan 18 - 9:43 PM

Al Horford scored 14 points with three rebounds, three assists, one steal, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes against the 76ers on Thursday.

Coach Brad Stevens has leaned on Horford a lot to guard Ben Simmons in this matchup, but he covered Joel Embiid more down the stretch during this loss. Horford trails only DeMarcus Cousins and Draymond Green for total assists among PF/Cs and he's been one of the most well-rounded fantasy bigs over the last decade.
Jan 18 - 9:42 PM

Shane Larkin played 23 minutes against the 76ers on Thursday, scoring eight points with three rebounds, one assist and two steals.

He picked up a good chunk of the Kyrie Irving (shoulder) minutes as the fourth guard in the rotation, and he even played key fourth-quarter minutes over Terry Rozier. Irving may be questionable for Sunday night, so it's possible Larkin finds himself in the 20s for minutes again. There's really no incentive in adding him unless we get word Irving is officially going to sit against the Magic.
Jan 18 - 9:39 PM

Daniel Theis scored two points with two rebounds and one assist in eight minutes against the 76ers on Thursday.

Coach Brad Stevens leaned on Theis down the stretch coming into this game, but this time he wasn't an option with how the game was going. Stevens plays the matchups too often to use Theis while Aron Baynes and Al Horford are healthy.
Jan 18 - 9:38 PM


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