December 27, 2017, 1:17 pm
The Celtics will be without Jaylen Brown (sore knee) and Semi Ojeleye (back soreness) for Wednesday’s game against the Hornets.
Marcus Smart, Terry Rozier and Shane Larkin will all see a boost in playing time in order to cover for the injured Brown while Abdel Nader will be able get off the bench in this one as a backup for Ojeleye. The Celtics will likely go with some three-guard lineups when Jayson Tatum is off the floor or playing as a stretch four when Al Horford moves to center. Marcus Morris (knee) is also out so Tatum will log heavy minutes. Smart, Rozier and Tatum all make for intriguing DFS plays tonight.
Update: Marcus Smart will move into the starting lineup for Jaylen Brown.