Player News - Celtics

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Coach Brad Stevens believes Rajon Rondo will have a "monster year" in 2014-15.

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand that Rondo will be better as he gets further removed from his January 2013 ACL tear. This season, he only played in 30 games and was coddled to some degree, averaging just 11.7 points, 9.8 assists and 5.5 rebounds in 33.3 minutes. We'd expect Rondo back around 37 minutes next season.
Apr 18 - 12:14 PM

A source tells CSNNW.com that Celtics F/C Joel Anthony will exercise his player option for the 2014/15 season.

It's a no-brainer decision for Anthony as he'll earn a guaranteed $3.8 million next season and then become an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2015. He averaged 7.1 minutes per game in 21 appearances for the Celtics this season.
Source: CSNNW.com
Apr 18 - 9:29 AM

The NBA will hold a drawing on Friday to break ties and determine the order for this year's NBA Draft.

Teams involved and the picks their fighting for are: Boston and Utah (4-5), Boston and Phoenix (17-18), Chicago and Toronto (19-20), and Charlotte, Houston and Miami (24-26).
Apr 17 - 10:36 AM

Kelly Olynyk had 24 points, seven rebounds, five assists and a steal on 10-of-16 shooting in Wednesday's loss to the Wizards.

Olynyk finished up very strong over the final month of the season and could be worth drafting in fantasy leagues next season, depending on what Boston does in the offseason. Jeff Green scored 20, Avery Bradley had 18, Brandon Bass added 16 and Phil Pressey filled in nicely for Rajon Rondo (rest) with nine points and 10 rebounds.
Apr 16 - 11:33 PM

Jared Sullinger (ankle) will not play on Wednesday vs. the Wizards.

He rolled his ankle on Friday night and will miss three games. Sullinger has dealt with a slew of injuries in his career, but his 2013-14 season went much better than 2012-13. Kelly Olynyk and Brandon Bass should be busy in the paint tonight.
Apr 16 - 5:47 PM

Kris Humphries (knee) will not play on Wednesday vs. the Wizards.

He's had some tendinitis in his knee and played just 11 minutes in the final six games of the season because of it. With Humphries out, Kelly Olynyk will look to build off his career night and should be in all fantasy lineups. Brandon Bass will also get some extra chances.
Apr 16 - 5:43 PM

Jerryd Bayless (knee) will not play against the Wizards on Wednesday.

There is nothing structurally wrong with Bayless' knee, but this injury has cost him the final three games of the season. He'll head into the summer as a free agent and will likely have less value than he did this season. Expect Phil Pressey and Avery Bradley to carry the load in the backcourt.
Apr 16 - 5:42 PM

Rajon Rondo, Jared Sullinger, Kris Humphries and Jerryd Bayless will not play against the Wizards on Wednesday.

The Celtics announced he's dealing with a hamstring injury, which is not the same as his shin injury from earlier this month. He was back in the lineup on Monday night after missing some action over the weekend, but he won't play tonight. Rondo played just 30 games this season, averaging 11.7 points, 5.5 boards, 9.8 assists, 1.3 steals and 0.9 triples. He'll have the entire offseason to get ready for next year, which wasn't the case this year.
Apr 16 - 5:38 PM

Jeff Green will start his 82nd game of the season on Wednesday.

After missing the entire 2011-12 season, Green has now missed one game over the past two seasons. He's averaging a career-high 16.8 points, 1.6 threes, 4.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 0.7 steals on the season, but admitted that trying to be a go-to scorer has been a difficult transition.
Apr 16 - 11:28 AM

Jeff Green scored 27 points during Monday's 113-108 loss to the Sixers to go with three boards, one assist, three steals and two 3-pointers.

He's basically been two different players all season. There's been the Green who will take horrible contested jumpers, and there's the aggressive one who will attack the rim like he did tonight. On the whole, it's been a disappointing season for Green after really coming on strong in 2012-13.
Apr 14 - 10:24 PM

Kelly Olynyk scored a career-high 28 points vs. the Sixers on Monday to go with nine boards, three assists and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

He dropped 25 points on Saturday and has suddenly become the go-to frontcourt guy in Boston. The Celtics are likely to have Jared Sullinger (ankle) and Kris Humphries (knee) in Wednesday's game and will give the rookie big minutes in that game. Olynyk looks like a must-start player vs. the Wizards in the season finale.
Apr 14 - 10:18 PM

Rajon Rondo returned to the lineup on Monday vs. the Sixers, scoring eight points with 11 boards, 14 assists and two steals in 35 minutes.

He was popped in the nose in the first quarter and had to leave the game, but he made it back without incident and looked fine. Rondo missed the last two games due to a shin injury and should be ready to go for Wednesday's finale. Although, he did say after the game he's not sure if he'll play against the Wizards.
Apr 14 - 10:15 PM

Rajon Rondo (shin) will start against the Sixers on Monday.

He missed the last two games due to an out-of-nowhere shin issue, but he's likely close to 100 percent tonight. Rondo gets a great matchup in his return and figures to hit the ground running. If you were planning to use Phil Pressey tonight, it might be time to reconsider.
Apr 14 - 6:13 PM

Rajon Rondo (shin) is a game-time decision for Monday's game vs. the Sixers.

He went through a full shootaround and it sounds like he has a chance to play. His shin injury kept him out of his previous two games and it allowed Phil Pressey to step up. We should have an update on Rondo shortly.
Apr 14 - 5:58 PM

Kris Humphries (knee) is unlikely to play on Wednesday vs. the Wizards.

He has tendinitis in his knee and it was a bit of a surprise to even see him on the court for 11 minutes on Friday. Humphries can be cut in all fantasy leagues while Kelly Olynyk and Brandon Bass will get some extra playing time in a very thin frontcourt.
Apr 14 - 5:53 PM


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