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  • Shane Larkin
    G, Boston Celtics

    Brad Stevens said Thursday that Shane Larkin is "progressing well, but is not anywhere close to playing."

    Larkin played just two minutes in Game 4 of the Philadelphia series and has not played since – which is also partially due to not diving for a loose ball that made Stevens mad. The Celtics are doing just fine without Larkin in the rotation but any depth in the playoffs is always better. His minutes have been absorbed by Terry Rozier, Marcus Smart and Jaylen Brown and they do not seem to be slowing down at all right now. Boston has had a large difference in their play at home and on the road and another guard could help them but do not expect Larkin to play meaningful minutes anytime soon.

    Source: Celtics on Twitter

  • Brad Stevens
    Team, Boston Celtics

    Brad Stevens said he wasn't sure what the starting lineup would look like on Sunday, but said "We're going to play all the lineups."

    How thorough. The Celtics will probably swap in Marcus Morris for Aron Baynes, as Baynes is too slow to chase Kevin Love around while Morris will be leaned on to help slow LeBron James. For his part, Morris said that he thinks he's the best in the league at defending LeBron besides Kawhi Leonard. Good luck with that. He also added that it'd be a team effort, so he's clearly not totally delusional. In terms of defense, the Celtics could also look to use Semi Ojeleye after he did great work in round one. Either way expect to see Baynes used more situationally against the stretchy Cavs.

    Source: Scott Souza on Twitter

  • Gordon Hayward
    SF, Boston Celtics

    Gordon Hayward suffered a setback about a month and a half ago in his return from a fractured ankle.

    Coach Brad Stevens mentioned earlier that Hayward will not be returning this season, and this report gives us more insight into the situation. Hayward can be dropped if you were still holding onto him.

    Source: Jay King on MassLive.com

  • Kyrie Irving
    PG, Boston Celtics

    Kyrie Irving will start Thursday against the Timberwolves.

    Brad Stevens mentioned that Irving had not warmed up but was expected to play still and now we have confirmation. He should be ready to roll against Minnesota.

    Source: Jerry Zgoda on Twitter

  • Kyrie Irving
    PG, Boston Celtics

    Brad Stevens mentioned Kyrie Irving has not warmed up yet but the “expectation” is that he will play Thursday against Minnesota.

    Danny Ainge also said this morning that he believes Irving’s knees will be a focus point for the rest of his career and the Celtics did not plan for him to play 82 games. This is nice to know now. As long as Irving does in fact suit up he is good to go for your lineups. Just hope Derrick Rose actually plays and is forced to guard Irving.

    Source: Celtics on Twitter

  • Marcus Morris is expected to miss the opening…

    Marcus Morris will not play the first week of the season, according to Michael DePrisco. Morris arrived to training camp late and out of shape this summer, but head coach Brad Stevens suggested that he…

    Celtics unlikely to make any big transactions

    Celtics head coach Brad Stevens does not anticipate a ton of change heading into the trade deadline. Coach Stevens was asked in an interview about what he expects as the trade deadline approaches. "I don’t…