For the primary time since proper after the All-Star break, there’s just one identify on the Boston Celtics’ damage report forward of tonight’s recreation in opposition to the Charlotte Hornets.
Jayson Tatum (
relaxation left ankle impingement) and Robert Williams III (left knee soreness) are good to go tonight. Tatum has barely had any break day since getting back from his COVID-related absence in January. In actual fact, he’s third within the NBA in minutes since he returned from that layoff. Brad Stevens famous that he can be getting some scheduled relaxation quickly, and that’s what occurred as he sat out for a contender of the worst lack of the 12 months in opposition to the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder final night time.
Robert Williams has been lacking because the recreation in opposition to the L.A. Lakers two weeks in the past when he was declared out as a consequence of soreness in his knees. Since then, the Celtics have signed Jabari Parker and have relied on Tristan Thompson and Grant Williams to make up for his absence. Boston’s offense seems its finest when there’s a succesful passing large on the elbow, and Rob suits that position completely. As a lot as his rim safety (critically, he’s elite on that finish) will assist, his addition to the offense will assist guys get straightforward seems.
The Celtics should know I’ll be on the town tonight for the sport; it’s the one clarification for the staff nearing full well being. With an ideal file whereas I’m in attendance, we’ll see if the Celtics spherical again into kind for this recreation and the ultimate stretch of the season. If the Celtics lose tonight, please don’t return to this put up to dunk on me.
Kemba Walker stays out with a left indirect pressure. He was anticipated to overlook final night time’s recreation in addition to tonight’s recreation, however there aren’t any updates on his standing for Friday in opposition to the San Antonio Spurs.
The Boston Celtics tackle the Charlotte Hornets tonight at 7:30 PM EST.