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  • Kyrie Irving - G - Boston Celtics

    Kyrie Irving led the Celtics in scoring in their 128-129 loss to the Lakers on Thursday with 24 points on 6-of-21 shooting to go with seven rebounds, eight assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.

    Irving started off hot, cooled off and then hit the go-ahead bucket late in the fourth quarter only to watch Rajon Rondo clinch the game at the buzzer. It's encouraging to see Irving distribute the ball and make plays for his teammates when he's off his game offensively and the uptick in assists shows developments in his game that are more than welcome in the fantasy world.

  • Jayson Tatum - F - Boston Celtics

    Jayson Tatum double-doubled on Thursday with 22 points on 9-of-14 shooting to go with 10 rebounds, five assists, a steal and a 3-pointer.

    Tatum was dropping buckets on Rajon Rondo early in the game but the Lakers adjusted later on by putting Kyle Kuzma on him. He's one of the most consistent players on the Celtics and has quickly overtaken Gordon Hayward (four points on 2-of-5 shooting with six rebounds and five assists) as the No. 2 man on offense after Kyrie Irving.

  • Jaylen Brown - F - Boston Celtics

    Jaylen Brown logged 25 minutes off the bench on Thursday and scored 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting with two 3-pointers, two rebounds, an assist and a block.

    Brown came off the bench and provided a spark for the Celtics in a high scoring affair along with Terry Rozier (19 points on 5-of-9 shooting with five triples, four rebounds, six assists and a steal) but both players have low fantasy ceilings due to their minutes when the roster is healthy.

  • Al Horford - F/C - Boston Celtics

    Al Horford scored 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting with seven rebounds, two assists and a triple-one on Thursday.

    Horford had potentially the game-winning block on Brandon Ingram, but Rajon Rondo spoiled his night. His minutes weren't high tonight, but it's partly due to Daniel Theis (20 points on 9-of-11 shooting with six rebounds, two assists, two triples and two blocks) being on fire and a slight matchup issue with the Lakers bigs. He's still as steady as they come.

  • Robert Williams III - C/F - Boston Celtics

    Robert Willliams (sore back) is available for Thursday's game against the Lakers.

    Williams is worth a roll of the dice if you need some blocks tonight, as the Lakers aren't a bad matchup for him at all. He'll hold blocks specialist appeal for as long as he's in the rotation, though Boston is reportedly looking at Enes Kanter on the buyout market. Between that and Aron Baynes' eventual return, Williams is only a short-term play.

    Source: Jay King on Twitter

  • Robert Williams III - C/F - Boston Celtics

    Robert Williams (sore back) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Lakers.

    Williams has missed the last two games, allowing Daniel Theis to absorb all the backup minutes behind Al Horford. While Williams is going to be on the very edge of the rotation even with Aron Baynes out, he might still be able to play enough to hold value as a blocks specialist. Until he's ready to play, however, that's all moot.

    Source: Boston Celtics on Twitter

  • Marcus Morris - F - Boston Celtics

    Marcus Morris (knee) will play in Thursday's matchup vs. the Lakers.

    Morris missed Tuesday's game vs. the Cavs along with Kyrie Irving and both of them will be returning to the lineup on Thursday vs. the Lakers. Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown will get their workload slightly diminished and Morris will move back into his top-75 producing role.

    Source: Brian Robb on Twitter

  • Kyrie Irving - G - Boston Celtics

    Kyrie Irving (hip) will play on Thursday vs. the Lakers.

    Irving will return to the lineup after missing Tuesday's game vs. the Cavs. This means that Terry Rozier will go back to the bench and become less valuable in this matchup and those that have Kyrie can feel free to deploy him in all lineups. Hopefully he'll be able to stay available for good this time.

    Source: Jay King on Twitter

  • Jayson Tatum - F - Boston Celtics

    Sam Amick of the Athletic is reporting that the Celtics and Pelicans have talked about Jayson Tatum already, adding that the young forward is expected to be a major part of negotiations if the two sides reconnect in the summer.

    While the Celtics aren’t permitted to actually complete a trade this week for Anthony Davis, as long as Kyrie Irving remains on their roster, there’s nothing stopping the two teams from connecting and it appears that there has been plenty of talk between the two of them. The uncertainty surrounding Tatum is just one of many factors that complicate the Pelicans’ decision-making process, but his upside arguably exceeds that of any of the players the Lakers have offered so far. This is another report that proves how the Pelicans would be wise to wait until the summer to deal AD and we are all waiting to see what’s the next piece of the puzzle.

    Source: The Athletic

  • Gordon Hayward - F - Boston Celtics

    Gordan Hayward shot 9-for-14 from the field for 18 points with six boards, five assists, one steal and one block in 31 minutes in a 103-96 win over the Cavs on Tuesday.

    This was arguably Hayward's best performance in over a month, as he has struggled mightily with efficiency all season. He is clearly not 100 percent healthy, but nights like this remind fans of his tremendous capabilities. Hayward is not a top-100 player this season and will need several more nights like these to crack the top-100.

  • Marcus Smart - G - Boston Celtics

    Marcus Smart shot 6-for-10 from the field for 17 points with five boards, four assists, two steals and four 3-pointers in 32 minutes against the Cavs on Tuesday.

    Kyrie Irving (hip) sat this one out, so there was plenty of usage to fly around. Smart capitalized again, as he has posted mid-round value over the season with career highs in efficiency and steal rate. He should be rostered in standard leagues.

  • Jayson Tatum - F - Boston Celtics

    Jayson Tatum shot 6-for-13 from the field and 12-for-12 from the line for 25 points with seven boards, two assists, one steal, three blocks and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes against the Cavs on Tuesday.

    Tatum set a career-high in free throws, hitting all 12 of his attempts after aggressive moves to the bucket. He is blossoming into one of the NBA's most coveted assets and should be very safe from any trade deadline chatter before Thursday.

  • Jaylen Brown - F - Boston Celtics

    Jaylen Brown will move into the starting lineup on Tuesday night with Marcus Morris sidelined by right knee soreness.

    Terry Rozier will start for Kyrie Irving (hip), as expected. Brown's been playing well of late and is inching his way towards standard-league value. He should get a chance to continue the trend tonight in a cake matchup with Cleveland.

    Source: Boston Celtics on Twitter

  • Robert Williams III - C/F - Boston Celtics

    Robert Williams (sore back) has been ruled out of Tuesday's game against the Cavs.

    Williams shouldn't be needed against a woeful opponent, though he will miss a chance to rack up some blocks. Daniel Theis figures to be a popular DFS play tonight, and both he and Williams should hold deep-league appeal for the next couple of weeks while Aron Baynes is out.

    Source: Chris Forsberg on Twitter

  • Marcus Morris - F - Boston Celtics

    The Celtics announced that Marcus Morris will miss tonight’s game against the Cavs due to a sore knee.

    In addition to Morris, the Celtics will be without Kyrie Irving and Aron Baynes as the team is likely giving a day off to their main guys. Morris has been steadily returning top-75 value for the season but owners should expect the occasional “rest” day. Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown should carry the offensive burden tonight while Terry Rozier will get the spot start.

    Source: Chris Forsberg on Twitter