March 17, 2017, 8:18 am
Brad Stevens said he is “hopeful” Isaiah Thomas can return on Monday, while Marcus Smart will get the start for Friday’s game against the Nets.
Stevens said that Thomas’ knee swelled up last night and this is not a rest day as some have speculated. Smart has averaged 12.1 points, 2.6 steals and 1.3 triples as starter (22 games) compared to 10.1 points, 1.1 steals and 1.1 triples as a reserve (43 games). The Nets allow the most DFS points to opposing point guards so he is worth a look.