February 24, 2020, 8:14 pmKemba WalkerPG, Boston Celtics
Kemba Walker (left knee soreness) will miss Tuesday's game against the Blazers.
Walker will have missed the Celtics' first three games after the All-Star break. Look for Marcus Smart to get another start in his stead.
Source: Chris Forsberg on Twitter
February 23, 2020, 7:08 pmJayson TatumSF, Boston Celtics
Jayson Tatum went off for 41 points (12-of-20 FG, 4-of-7 3PT), five rebounds and two blocks in Sunday's 114-112 loss to the Lakers.
Tatum was dynamite in this one, having his way on offense for the first three quarters. The Lakers were able to slow him down by employing a double-team on him in the fourth quarter and the Celtics were not able to pull it out at the end. This season has been Tatum's fantasy coming out party as he ranks inside the top-15 across the board. If you have him on your roster, let him keep carrying you into the fantasy playoffs.
February 23, 2020, 6:52 pmGordon HaywardSF, Boston Celtics
Gordon Hayward led the Celtics in minutes on Sunday and, despite a poor shooting day, almost notched a triple-double with 10 points on 5-of-15 shooting (0-for-5 3PT), eight rebounds and nine assists.
Hayward did not have a very good game and didn't add any defensive stats, which is not the least bit surprising. He is averaging 0.7 blocks and 0.4 steals per game this year but despite offering nothing in those respects, he maintains top-50 value in the Celtics vibrant offense.
February 23, 2020, 6:46 pmJaylen BrownSG, Boston Celtics
Jaylen Brown totaled 20 points, six rebounds and three steals in a loss on Sunday against the Lakers at Staples Center.
Brown was second on the team to Gordon Hayward in terms of minutes on Sunday but today was Jayson Tatum's day. Brown knocked down three of his nine threes. Brown and Hayward should continue their roles as primary supporters to Tatum as the season winds down.
February 23, 2020, 6:40 pmMarcus SmartPG, Boston Celtics
Marcus Smart had 14 points, seven rebounds and three assists in 35 minutes of action in Sunday's road loss to the Lakers
Kemba Walker was out on Sunday so Smart got a little more run. Jayson Tatum had a monster game and most of the Celtics' offense ran through him. Defensive stats are a big part of what makes Smart a fantasy asset, and he added two steals in Sunday's game.
February 23, 2020, 6:35 pmDaniel TheisPF, Boston Celtics
Daniel Theis had 16 points on 6-of-7 shooting and added nine rebounds before fouling out late in the game Sunday against the Lakers.
Theis has clearly usurped Enes Kanter for minutes in coach Brad Stevens' offense, as evidenced by his spot in the starting lineup. Theis got 31 minutes in Sunday's game and should continue to provide top-75 value the rest of the season.
February 22, 2020, 7:28 pmKemba WalkerPG, Boston Celtics
Kemba Walker (left knee soreness) will sit out Sunday's tilt with the Lakers.
Walker recently had his knee drained but he's still day-to-day status-wise. Obviously this isn't great news but we're still not panicking about his long-term outlook just yet. Look for all of the other Celtics to pick up more shots, with Brad Wanamaker the big winner in terms of sheer minutes. The other Celtics are better fantasy plays.
Source: Jay King on Twitter
February 21, 2020, 11:49 pmJayson TatumSF, Boston Celtics
Jayson Tatum registered a double-double on Friday, going for 28 points, 11 rebounds and adding three assists in the Celtics 127-117 win over the Wolves.
Kemba Walker did not play tonight but it did not matter, as the Celtics had no trouble with the Wolves. Tatum was not very efficient from the floor in this one, going 8-for-21. If Walker is forced to miss an extended period of time, Tatum figures to receive an uptick in offensive volume.
February 21, 2020, 11:42 pmGordon HaywardSF, Boston Celtics
Gordon Hayward had 29 points (12-of-17 FG), six assists and five rebounds in Friday's win over the Wolves.
Hayward had an extremely efficient outing in this one, going 2-for-4 from beyond the arc and shot 71% from the floor. Kemba Walker was out so Hayward saw more offensive chances on Friday. He may be the player on the Celtics who benefits the most from Walker's absence but is still a solid contributor with Walker on the floor.
February 21, 2020, 11:35 pmJaylen BrownSG, Boston Celtics
Jaylen Brown had 25 points and eight rebounds in the Celtics' victory over the Wolves on Friday, going a solid 10-of-17 from the field.
This was a solid game from Brown and he hit two of his five threes. He has really fallen off since starting out the season on a high-note and has subsequently been out of the top-100 over the past two months. The opportunity to sell-high is long gone but his volume for the Celtics should remain the same. He still needs to be owned in all formats and if someone happens to drop him during this low period, scoop him up.
February 21, 2020, 11:18 pmDaniel TheisPF, Boston Celtics
Daniel Theis had a huge game on Friday vs. the Wolves, playing 27 minutes and scoring 25 points with 16 rebounds, both of which are new career-highs.
There it is. Theis is back and better than ever. Enes Kanter only played nine minutes tonight, so that certainly helped him, but keep Theis entrenched in your fantasy lineups. He looks fully healthy and took advantage on Friday.
February 21, 2020, 12:40 pmKemba WalkerPG, Boston Celtics
Kemba Walker had his sore left knee drained and received a synvisc injection, and Brad Stevens said that Walker would miss "at least" Friday's game.
The injection is meant to help with swelling and soreness. Knee drains often sound more serious than they are and to this point the Celtics haven't reacted as though Walker's injury is all that serious, so hopefully he only misses a couple games, if that. Marcus Smart and Brad Wanamaker should handle the PG work in the meantime, though players like Tremont Waters and Carsen Edwards can also factor in.
Source: Boston Celtics on Twitter
February 20, 2020, 4:26 pmKemba WalkerPG, Boston Celtics
Kemba Walker (sore left knee) has been ruled out ahead of Friday's game.
The Celtics are taking on the KAT-less Wolves and shouldn't need Walker for that one, but it is curious that this came after Walker was given a maintenance day and was limited of Wednesday's practice. Brad Stevens intimated that that was just proactive load management, but it looks like fantasy GMs will have to be a little more diligent than expected about checking Walker's status moving forward. Brad Wanamaker should get extra run tomorrow.
Source: Jay King on Twitter
February 20, 2020, 11:38 amKemba WalkerPG, Boston Celtics
Kemba Walker was limited in Wednesday's practice and Brad Stevens said that the Celtics will continue to manage his workload.
Walker played in the All-Star game and isn't expected to miss time. Just don't fret if you hear about limited or no-practice days for Walker going forward, as Boston is clearly going to prioritize keeping their star PG fresh for what they hope is a deep playoff run.
Source: Jay King on Twitter
February 19, 2020, 8:54 pmRobert Williams IIIC-F, Boston Celtics
Robert Williams (left hip edema) will not play in the upcoming four-game road trip but hinted that he would return on February 29th vs. the Rockets.
Williams said there are "No limitations on anything I'm doing" and said that he wants to "windmill every time" but has to "play it cautious a little bit". Williams looks to be ramping up and is likely to return in the next two weeks. Williams has low upside behind Enes Kanter and Daniel Theis in the rotation but can be a streamer for blocks when he returns.
Source: A. Sherrod Blakely on Twitter