Player News - Celtics

Date: Team: Pos:

Coach Brad Stevens said Gerald Green (heel) will miss Friday's game vs. the Raptors and Sunday's game in Detroit.

There is not a significant fantasy impact as a result of this news, as Green is averaging under 12 minutes a night this season. Terry Rozier and Marcus Smart will likely see some additional run.
Feb 24 - 6:56 PM

Jaylen Brown (hip) will return to the Celtics on Friday and replace Marcus Smart in the starting lineup.

Avery Bradley (Achilles) remains out. Smart's numbers dip slightly when coming off the bench vs. starting, but not dramatically. Smart is averaging 9.3 points, 4.7 assists, and 3.7 rebounds in 28.8 minutes as a reserve this season. Although it is important to note Bradley played in many of those games in which Smart came off the pine.
Feb 24 - 6:53 PM

Avery Bradley (Achilles) is officially out for Friday against the Raptors.

The good news is he is getting very close. He had a lengthy workout on Friday and is scheduled to have another practice on Saturday. Coach Brad Stevens also said Bradley will play "sooner rather than later." His fantasy owners should have him ready to roll next week.
Feb 24 - 6:48 PM

Jaylen Brown (hip) will return to the starting lineup and Marcus Smart will move to the bench against the Raptors on Friday.

It'll be Isaiah Thomas, Brown, Jae Crowder, Amir Johnson and Al Horford. Brown played 24.5 minutes per game as a starting guard with just 9.0 points per game, so he's not really a great fantasy option. His return suggests Smart will be back around 30 minutes tonight.
Feb 24 - 6:44 PM

Avery Bradley (Achilles) is very unlikely to play on Friday against the Raptors.

According to the report, he won't play "barring some serious lobbying on Bradley’s part" to convince the medical staff that he’s ready. This injury is taking a very long time for Bradley, who has played in just one game since Jan. 7. Marcus Smart and Jaylen Brown are likely to pick up some extra run.
Source: CSN NE
Feb 24 - 3:49 PM

Coach Brad Stevens said Avery Bradley (Achilles) will go through shootaround but will "most likely" not play Friday night vs. Toronto.

This is somewhat discouraging news, as Bradley has appeared in only one game since Jan 6. and had been targeting Friday as a return date. However, Bradley did travel with the team and told reporters that he felt "100 percent." He said he hoped to play Friday night but that the training staff might not let him. Marcus Smart will again see heavy minutes in Bradley's absence.
Feb 24 - 12:28 PM

Gerald Green (heel) will not play Friday vs. Toronto.

Green is averaging just 11.4 minutes per game for the Celtics this season. Terry Rozier and Marcus Smart might see a small bump in playing time on Friday.
Source: NBA.com
Feb 24 - 10:31 AM

Celtics forward Jaylen Brown is expected to return from his hip injury on Friday night against the Raptors.

Brown missed three straight games prior to the All-Star break with the injury, but made it through Wednesday's practice and should be good to go tomorrow. Now let's see if the Celtics pull off any deals on Thursday that might either help or hurt his negligible fantasy value.
Feb 23 - 12:48 PM

Avery Bradley (Achilles) went through part of practice on Thursday as planned.

He's only played in one game since Jan. 6, but he said he felt good after the limited practice. Coach Brad Stevens didn't even know if Bradley would travel for Friday's game vs. the Raptors, so that's a concern considering Bradley was initially targeting that game for his return. We could have another update soon, but Marcus Smart will continue to benefit if he's out.
Feb 23 - 12:48 PM

Gerald Green sat out Thursday's practice with a sore heel.

His availability for Friday's game vs. the Raptors is unclear, but either way it's unlikely to alter many fantasy lineups. Check back for updates after shootaround.
Feb 23 - 12:47 PM

If Jimmy Butler or Paul George become available, the Celtics are ready to bid on them, but general manager Danny Ainge sees the draft as "more than a consolation prize," according to Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald.

This is pretty much what everyone is expecting anyway. The Celtics will be the top team to watch with their surplus of draft picks, a slew of young talent on their roster, guys like Guerschon Yabusele and Ante Zizic overseas, and of course their double-digit amount of draft picks in the next four drafts.
Feb 23 - 9:23 AM

The Celtics are reportedly unwilling to include Jae Crowder in the Jimmy Butler trade talks.

"That's I think the main sticking point there is that he just does not want to give up Jae Crowder in the deal," David Aldridge said. "And that's the guy that Chicago's insisting on right now in any package for Jimmy Butler." The Celtics appear reluctant to include anything of any real value in the Butler trade, which is what makes a deadline deal for Butler seem unlikely. Crowder is on the books through 2020 for a bargain discount of just $28.2 million, so it's understandable why Boston is reluctant to part ways with their defensive stalwart.
Source: Mass Live
Feb 22 - 11:56 AM

Coach Brad Stevens said Isaiah Thomas has frequently asked to play more minutes.

"I'm used to Isaiah jockeying for minutes. He's done it 57 times," Stevens said. Thomas is up to 34.5 minutes per game this season, which is the most he's played since his Kings days in 2013-14 and also ranks 21st in the NBA this season. Stevens almost certainly won't be upping his All-Star's minutes, but Thomas is still going to be an elite fantasy guy going forward.
Feb 18 - 3:48 PM

Celtics coach Brad Stevens said he doesn't anticipate the Celtics making a major move prior to Thursday's trade deadline.

"When we have a team like we have now, I don’t anticipate a ton of change. But you never know what comes to the table," said Stevens. The Celtics certainly have the assets to pull off a blockbuster deal; however, they've also played extremely well of late and may be hesitant to shake things up. Boston has won 11 of their last 13 games prior to the All-Star break and are just three games behind the Cavs for the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference.
Source: CSN NE
Feb 18 - 11:08 AM

Isaiah Thomas scored 29 points during a 104-103 loss to the Bulls on Thursday, adding three rebounds, seven assists and four 3-pointers.

The other four starters scored a combined 29 points to match IT4 in this loss. Thomas set the franchise record for most 20-plus scoring games in a row with 41 to pass John Havlicek. He also has a chance to be the first Celtic ever to lead the NBA in scoring per game. Although, he still need 1.2 points per game to catch Russell Westbrook. IT has been a top-10 player in standard leagues this season.
Feb 16 - 10:39 PM


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