January 31, 2018, 12:59 pm
A quad contusion suffered against the Nuggets on Monday will keep Kyrie Irving on the sidelines for Wednesday’s tilt vs. the Knicks.
This will be a huge night for the likes of Terry Rozier and Shane Larkin (knee) if he can play due to injuries to both Irving and Marcus Smart (hand). They should be cheap in DFS and will be given high minute totals. The Celtics offense as a whole could struggle meaning subdued stat lines from their other players other than Al Horford who will be tasked with being a major facilitator. Kadeem Allen may get into the mix as well.
With Kyrie on the court-
Celtics ORtg: 108.4 (6th)
Celtics Pace: 98.84 (16th)
With Kyrie off the court-
Celtics ORtg: 97.3 (30th)
Celtics Pace: 96.86 (28th) https://t.co/kgFd5Sw37J
— Justin Phan (@jphanned) January 31, 2018
Update: Brad Stevens said that he’s unsure whether Kyrie Irving will be able to practice on Thursday, or play on Friday. We’ll consider him questionable for now.
Kyrie Irving is out tonight with a right quad contusion. Brad Stevens says the injury will be reassessed tomorrow. “It’s not for sure that he’ll practice tomorrow or play Friday.” #NEBHInjuryReport
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) January 31, 2018