Player News - Celtics

Date: Team: Pos:

Isaiah Thomas scored 41 points against the Blazers during a 127-123 overtime loss on Saturday, adding three rebounds, six assists, six turnovers and four 3-pointers.

He passed James Harden yesterday for the No. 2 scorer in the NBA behind Russell Westbrook and he looks like he's on a mission to catch Russell Westbrook. Interestingly, the Celtics have never had a leading scorer in the NBA during their history with Larry Bird coming the closest and turning in a second-place finish. In his last 10, Thomas averaged 35.1 points per game. How is he not starting in the All-Star Game again?
Jan 21 - 8:11 PM

Kelly Olynyk scored 10 points with eight rebounds and one assist against the Blazers on Saturday.

With Tyler Zeller (illness) and Jonas Jerebko (illness) out, Olynyk had a good chunk of minutes going his way. He has been used situationally when the Celtics are healthy, so he won't be very consistent.
Jan 21 - 8:02 PM

Terry Rozier thrived in 22 minutes off the bench against the Blazers on Saturday, scoring 15 points with three rebounds, three assists and three 3-pointers.

Is the hype train back on the tracks? Rozier hit a clutch three with eight seconds left to tie the game. With Avery Bradley (Achilles) out for the next week, Rozier looks like he's earned some minutes until then. He could have some short-term value.
Jan 21 - 8:00 PM

Marcus Smart (ankle) made 5-of-15 from the field and all six from the line for 17 points against the Blazers on Saturday, adding six rebounds, six assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 41 minutes.

That's about as typical as it gets for Mr. Smart. He played some great defense on Damian Lillard in this game and his ankle looked totally fine today. Smart will be looking at some serious minutes for the next week with Avery Bradley (Achilles) expected to miss the upcoming week. If you're fine with bad shooting, he should have nice value this week.
Jan 21 - 7:59 PM

Marcus Smart is in the starting lineup against the Blazers on Saturday.

He was never in jeopardy of missing time due to the ankle issue. We'll see if Smart is limited at all on either end, but he has an important week on his hands with Avery Bradley (Achilles) out for the upcoming week. If you're OK with bad shooting, Smart should be a solid asset for you.
Jan 21 - 4:58 PM

Demetrius Jackson (illness) is not available for Saturday.

He's not in the rotation right now.
Jan 21 - 3:29 PM

Avery Bradley (Achilles) is likely out for the upcoming week.

It makes a lot of sense for Boston. If you've seen what happened to J.J. Barea (calf, Achilles) and Kristaps Porzingis with their multiple stints off due to Achilles/lower-calf issues, the Celtics clearly want to get Bradley back and keep him back. While he's out, we'll get Marcus Smart in the starting lineup while Terry Rozier gets some combo guard minutes. Jaylen Brown would also be in the rotation.
Jan 21 - 3:28 PM

James Young (ankle) is available to play on Saturday against the Blazers.

He's been out for basically the entire month. Young is not expected to be in the rotation.
Jan 21 - 3:24 PM

Jonas Jerebko (illness) will not play against the Blazers on Saturday.

He was probable, but the team will keep him out. With Jerebko and Tyler Zeller (illness) out, we might get a little Jordan Mickey action. There should be some extra run going to Amir Johnson and Kelly Olynyk as we ll. Olynyk has played well and is a viable option today. He's worth a look in standard leagues, but we've seen him fall off several times.
Jan 21 - 3:23 PM

Tyler Zeller (illness) will not play on Saturday against the Blazers.

OK then. Zeller did go through some practice and he is getting closer, but the team will keep him out.
Jan 21 - 3:20 PM

Jonas Jerebko (illness) has a cold and is probable to play against the Blazers on Saturday.

Considering he's probable, we'll assume Jerebko is good for minutes in the low teens. Although, coach Brad Stevens may opt for Tyler Zeller to be his last big in the rotation. There's little reason to react to this news from a fantasy perspective.
Jan 21 - 3:03 PM

Tyler Zeller was not on the injury report for Saturday against the Blazers.

He went through practice on Friday and should be available. Zeller isn't a lock for the rotation, but he could be called on if the team doesn't have Jonas Jerebko (illness). Most fantasy owners can ignore this.
Jan 21 - 3:02 PM

Marcus Smart (ankle) popped up on the injury report and is probable for Saturday against the Blazers.

For now, we're fully expecting him to play. This could be some wear-and-tear from Smart's ankle injury at the beginning of the season, but his workload lately suggests he's fine. He could have a big game against the Blazers today, especially with Avery Bradley (Achilles) out. He's worth a look in standard leagues depending on format and team fit.
Jan 21 - 2:59 PM

Avery Bradley (Achilles) will not play Saturday vs. Portland.

According to coach Brad Stevens: "The Achilles is structurally fine, but he has a lot of soreness around it." This will be the second straight game Bradley has missed, and the sixth in the last seven. Returning for Monday's game earlier this week has led to the setback. "Maybe he came back too soon," Stevens said on Wednesday. After Saturday, Boston's next game is Tuesday at Washington. Marcus Smart will likely remain the starter in place of Bradley. Terry Rozier and Jaylen Brown will see an additional minutes as well.
Jan 20 - 12:49 PM

Avery Bradley (Achilles) will likely miss Saturday's game vs. the Blazers, according to coach Brad Stevens.

The writing was on the wall here, as Stevens cautioned that Bradley could be looking at additional missed games when speaking with the media on Wednesday. Bradley has missed five of the Celtics last six contests. Marcus Smart is expected to start, with Terry Rozier and Jaylen Brown seeing an uptick in minutes off the Boston bench. Smart has struggled with his shot recently, averaging 6.0 points while shooting a frigid 20.0 percent from the floor and 8.3 percent from 3-point territory over Boston's last four games.
Jan 20 - 11:48 AM


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