Joel Anthony - #50 - Forward-Center - 6'9" - 245lbs
Sat. Mar 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Anthony has played sparingly for the Celtics since being acquired from the Heat on January 15.
Impact: Anthony has averaged only five minutes per game with the Celtics since being acquired. While this is up from the 3 minutes he averaged with the Heat, the 31 year-old will likely continue to cede minutes to younger players as the Celtics evaluate future talent.
Sat. Mar 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bradley (ankle) is likely to return to the court Friday against the Suns, according to coach Brad Stevens, the Boston Globe reports.
Impact: He has been out since Feb. 9 with the ankle injury. Bradley was a solid fantasy option when he was healthy earlier in the year, but given the Celtics place in the standings, they will probably be conservative with Bradley's minutes upon his return, making him a risky add in standard leagues.
Fri. Mar 7, 2014 | STATS
News: Rondo scored 20 points and the Boston Celtics dominated the boards to beat Brooklyn 91-84 and stop the Nets' four-game winning streak Friday night.
Impact: Rondo added nine assists and four steals.
Fri. Mar 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rondo provided 20 points (6-14 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 5-8 FT), seven rebounds, nine assists, and four steals in 35 minutes during the win over Brooklyn on Friday.
Impact: Rondo has been playing well for the rebuilding Celtics and has provided 17.2 points and 9.6 assists over his last five games. There is little reason to think Rondo will sit in the final stretch of the season, even though the Celtics are out of the playoff picture.
Vitor Faverani - #38 - Center - 6'11" - 260lbs
Fri. Mar 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Faverani (knee) underwent successful surgery on his left knee to repair a torn lateral meniscus Friday and will miss the remainder of the season, theBoston Globe reports.
Impact: Faverani was dealing with a knee issue for the entire month of February, but this is the first we're hearing of the torn meniscus diagnosis. He'll miss the remainder of the season, finishing out his rookie year averaging 4.4 points, 3.5 boards and 0.7 blocks in 37 contests.
Thu. Mar 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bradley's MRI on his right ankle was returned negative, and he may be able to return in about two weeks, the Boston Herald reports.
Impact: The swollen nature of Bradley's ankle precipitated the examination, but what was initially termed another sprain is now considered a bone bruise. Although his return date is in the distant future, he's been given the go-ahead to increase the intensity of his workouts. In the meantime, Jerryd Bayless should get the nod at two-guard, with Chris Johnson and Phil Pressey also picking up minutes in the Celtics' backcourt.
Thu. Mar 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bradley underwent an MRI Wednesday, but the results are not yet known, The Boston Herald reports.
Impact: Bradley did not play in Wednesday's loss to the Warriors. Because the results of his MRI are not yet available, there is not timetable on his return. In his absence, expect Jerryd Barless and Phil Pressey to continue to see extra minutes in the Celtics' backcourt.
News: Green managed just four points (2-7 FG, 0-1 3Pt) in 24 minutes against the Warriors on Wednesday.
Impact: Green's stats partially suffered from Wednesday's game getting out of hand early on, thus causing Green not to be risked in a clear losing effort. He'll aim for a bounce back performance Friday versus Brooklyn.
News: Olynyk returned from a sprained toe to score 19 points (6-12 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 4-4 FT) in 27 minutes Wednesday night against the Warriors.
Impact: Olynyk came off the bench to lead his team in scoring after missing Boston's previous two games. On a depleted team far out of contention, Olynyk could post inflated numbers over the last month or so of this season, giving him sneaky fantasy value.
News: Humphries will start at center Wednesday against the Warriors.
Impact: In the last four games, three of them with Jared Sullinger sidelined due to a concussion, Humphries has averaged 14 points (on 50 percent shooting), 6.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists, one block, and 0.8 steals in 27.5 minutes. While his minutes have ranged from 17 to 37, we'll note that Humphries logged the latter during Sullinger's return to the fold Saturday versus the Pacers.
News: Sullinger will come off the bench Wednesday versus the Warriors.
Impact: Sullinger recently sat out three games due to a concussion, but in his return Saturday versus the Pacers, he supplied 10 points (4-12 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, three assists, and one block in 25 minutes. Expect much of the same, as he provides support to starting center Kris Humphries.
News: Olynyk (toe) is active for Wednesday's game against the Warriors.
Impact: Olynyk will make a return after two games missed due to a sprained toe, acting as a frontcourt reserve. No matter, he's put up a fair line -- nine points (on 40 percent shooting), 6.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists, one steal, and 0.8 threes in 22.5 minutes per game -- in four post-break outings.
News: Bradley (ankle) will get an MRI on Wednesday, CSN New England reports.
Impact: Bradley has played just three games since Jan. 21 and has sat out Boston's past eight contests with an ankle injury. At the moment, it's uncertain whether Bradley's return to action is nearing, so Wednesday's MRI should help clear up his situation. While Bradley remains out, expect Jerryd Bayless and Phil Pressey to continue to see increased involvement.
News: Olynyk (toe) participated in Tuesday's practice and will be re-evaluated Wednesday, CSN New England reports.
Impact: Olynyk has missed Boston's past two games after spraining his toe last week. The rookie initially sported a walking boot, but now is able to practice, which bodes well for him returning to the court soon. The Celtics' team doctors will examine how Olynyk's toe held up from Tuesday's practice on Wednesday, which should help determine his playing status moving forward.
News: Wallace underwent successful surgeries on both his left knee and ankle, the Celtics' official Twitter account reports.
Impact: Wallace was ruled out for the remainder of this season after an MRI last week revealed a torn meniscus in his left knee. The veteran had also been playing through bone spurs in his left ankle, so with his season being over, surgery was performed to correct both ailments as soon as possible. Wallace now faces a period of rehab ahead of next season, when he'll be 32 years old.
Mar 2, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bradley (ankle) has missed the Celtics' previous eight games while he continues to recover from his injury.
Impact: Bradley had not missed a single game before he suffered an ankle injury on January 21. He's made three appearances since that date, but hasn't had enough stability in his ankle to stay on the court. The fourth-year player remains a game-time decision on a consistent basis.
Sat. Mar 1, 2014 | STATS
News: Green led the Celtics with 27 points Saturday in a loss to the Pacers.
Impact: Green is averaging 22.0 points in his last 11.
News: Humphries had 18 points (7-15 FG, 4-5 FT) with 10 rebounds in 37 minutes during the loss against the Pacers on Saturday.
Impact: Humphries has seen his minutes yoyo around, but he produces when given major minutes. Jared Sullinger (concussion) returned to the court Saturday, so Humphries may again be limited in playing time in the near future.
News: Green scored 27 points (10-22 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 5-6 FT) with five rebounds in 43 minutes during the loss against Indiana on Saturday.
Impact: Green has been scoring very well. He has averaged 23.0 points in his last five games, but the Celtics have lost four of them. His 41.1 percent from the field over that span leaves something to be desired.
News: Rondo scored 12 points (4-12 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 1-2 FT) with seven rebounds and 11 assists in 38 minutes during the loss to Indiana on Saturday.
Impact: Rondo hit a 3-pointer off the glass to tie the game late in the fourth quarter before Boston faltered. He has doled out at least 10 assists in his last five games.
News: Sullinger (concussion) returned from a three-game absence and scored 10 points (4-12 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT) with six rebounds and three assists in 25 minutes during the loss to Indiana on Saturday.
Impact: Sullinger should get major minutes as soon as he proves his health. He was behind Kris Humphries on Saturday, but that situation may change in the near future.
News: Olynyk (toe) won't play Saturday against the Pacers, the Boston Globe reports.
Impact: Olynyk also missed Wednesday's win over the Hawks with the toe ailment. Jared Sullinger (concussion) will make his return to the lineup, so Olynyk won't be missed terribly against Indiana.
News: Sullinger (concussion) will play Saturday against the Pacers. Coach Brad Stevens said, "He hasn't played in the last two weeks, but he can shake the rust off pretty quick. Probably our best low-post scorer."
Impact: Sullinger will come off the bench in relief of Kris Humphries. He has not played since Feb. 21 and will likely have his minutes limited.
Fri. Feb 28, 2014 | STATS
News: Olynyk missed Wednesday's game against Atlanta due to a sprained big toe and was also out against Indiana on Saturday.
Impact: Olynyk initially suffered the injury in a Feb. 22 loss in Sacramento and aggravated it two days later against Utah.
Fri. Feb 28, 2014 | STATS
News: Wallace is sidelined for the rest of the season after undergoing arthroscopic surgeries on his left knee and left ankle.
Impact: Wallace played in 58 games in his first season with the Celtics before the operations on Tuesday. The 13-year veteran averaged 5.1 points and 3.7 rebounds in 24.4 minutes after coming from Brooklyn as part of the deal that sent Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to the Nets.
News: Olynyk (toe) is considered doubtful for Saturday's game against the Pacers, the Boston Globe reports.
Impact: Olynyk sprained his toe earlier this week and has since been sporting a walking boot. The rookie missed the Celtics' Wednesday game versus Atlanta and likely will sit out Saturday's contest as well. If that proves to be the case, Olynyk will be afforded a nice rest period ahead of next Wednesday's tilt against the Warriors.
News: Wallace will be out for the remainder of this season after an MRI revealed a torn meniscus in his knee, the Celtics' official Twitter account reports.
Impact: Wallace had been playing through both bone spurs in his ankle and pain in his knee for some time, and after a recent MRI exposed a tear in the knee, Boston's President of Basketball Operations, Danny Ainge, confirmed that Wallace's season will be cut short with 23 games to go. Adding insult to injury, the veteran struggled mightily this season, as he posted many career-lows since the 2003-2004 campaign. With Wallace sidelined, expect Chris Johnson and the newly-signed Chris Babb to see run behind Jeff Green at small forward for the Celtics.
News: Sullinger (concussion) has been cleared to practice in full on Friday and if all goes well, will play Saturday against Indiana, the Celtics' official Twitter account reports.
Impact: Sullinger has sat out Boston's previous three games with a concussion, but is nearing a return to action. The big man is expected to be a full participant in Friday's practice and seems to have a solid chance at playing Saturday. If that proves true, Sullinger would likely reclaim his starting center position, which would move Kris Humphries back into a reserve role.
Thu. Feb 27, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Sullinger (concussion) has improved and plans to practice Friday, the Boston Globe reports.
Impact: Sullinger has missed the Celtics' last three games with a concussion. If the he doesn't have any ill effects after practicing, it's very possible that the Celtics could active him Saturday. More likely though would probably be a return next Wednesday.
Wed. Feb 26, 2014 | STATS
News: Rondo had 22 points and 11 assists in Wednesday's win over Atlanta.
Impact: While he's still getting his legs back under him, Rondo continues to produce when he's on the floor. He is averaging 15.3 points and 9.9 assists in eight games this month.
Wed. Feb 26, 2014 | STATS
News: Bayless had a season-high 29 points in Wednesday's win over Atlanta.
Impact: Bayless is averaging 19.3 points over the last three games. Fantasy owners in need of scoring should scoop him up quickly.
News: Rondo played wonderfully Wednesday, when he put up 22 points (8-14 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 5-6 FT), 11 assists, and three steals in 36 minutes against the Hawks.
Impact: Rondo has not lost a step since returning from injury, as he has now posted double-digit assists in seven of eight games played this month. Along with that, Rondo is averaging over 10 points for the season, allowing him to reclaim his position as one of fantasy's premier point guards.
News: Bayless exploded for 29 points (12-21 FG, 5-8 3Pt) in 36 minutes as a starter Wednesday versus Atlanta.
Impact: Bayless entered the starting lineup as a result of injuries and certainly took advantage of the situation. His 29 points marked a season-high, as did the five shots Bayless knocked down from deep. These caliber of performances from Bayless are exceedingly rare, so his fantasy owners should feel fortunate Wednesday.
News: Bayless will get the start at shooting guard on Wednesday,Celtics' radio play-by-play Sean Grande reports.
Impact: With multiple injuries to the Celtics' frontcourt on Wednesday night, Bayless will be used at shooting guard while Gerald Wallace will come off of the bench.
Vitor Faverani - #38 - Center - 6'11" - 260lbs
News: Faverani (knee) will miss Wednesday's game against Atlanta and will get a second opinion on his knee, the Boston Herald reports.
Impact: There was hope that Faverani could return to the Celtics' lineup Wednesday after missing all of the Celtics' recent road trip. However, he indicated that his knee is not getting better, so he'll seek a second opinion in the near future. Faverani will once again be out once again on Wednesday and his next chance to play will be Saturday against the Pacers. Expect Kris Humphries to see an increase in playing time with Jared Sullinger (head) and Kelly Olynyk (toe) already out for Wednesday.
News: Sullinger (head) will not play Wednesday against the Hawks, the Boston Globe reports.
Impact: Sullinger was not expected to take the court, and this latest report confirms he'll miss his third consecutive game with a concussion. He suffered the injury Friday against the Lakers and passed the requisite concussion test, so it seems rather likely he could return Saturday against Indiana. In his continued absence, Kris Humphries will continue as the starter and could see big minutes Wednesday, as Kelly Olynyk (toe) is out of the lineup.
News: Bradley (ankle) will miss Wednesday's game against the Hawks, CSNNE.com reports.
Impact: There was hope that Bradley would be able to return on Wednesday after missing all of the Celtics road trip. The next chance Bradley has to return is this Saturday for the Celtics' game against the Pacers.
News: Olynyk (sprained toe) will miss Wednesday's game against Atlanta, the team's official site reports.
Impact: Celtics' head coach Brad Stevens said that the team feared his toe was broken but it is just a sprain. Olynyk will be in a boot for the next few days and can be considered questionable for their next game on Saturday.
News: Sullinger (concussion) is not expected to play in Wednesday's game against Atlanta, the Boston Globe reports.
Impact: Sullinger sustained the injury in Friday's game against the Lakers and will now miss his third straight game because of the injury. In Sullinger's absence, Kris Humphries has taken over the starting center spot but played eight fewer minutes than Kelly Olynyk (20 vs. 28) in the Celtics' most recent game on Monday. The next chance Sullinger has to return to the lineup is Saturday against the Pacers.
Tue. Feb 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rondo faced questions after his 18-point performance in Utah on Monday about his decision not to travel with the team to Sacramento, the Boston Herald reports.
Impact: Rondo did not travel with the team to Sacramento due to a possible birthday celebration in Los Angeles. He could face fines or further discipline from the Celtics. Even after skipping out on traveling with the team for Saturday's game (for which he was not slated to play in as it was the second game of a back-to-back set), Rondo had an impressive double-double scoring 18 points and dishing out 10 assists Monday. Even if Rondo faces a fine, he looks to be returning to his All-Star level of play.
Mon. Feb 24, 2014 | STATS
News: Olynyk had 21 points on 8-of-13 shooting in Monday's 110-98 loss at Utah.
Impact: The Boston Celtics rookie center, averaging 6.8 points, finished four shy of matching his career high. He had a combined 15 points in his previous three games.
News: Olynyk scored 21 points (8-13 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 4-4 FT) to go along with eight rebounds and four assists in 28 minutes Monday.
Impact: Olynyk had one of his most productive games as a pro Monday, doing most of his damage when the game was already out of reach for Boston. Expectedly, the rookie has shown some inconsistency, but nights like these are promising for his development.
News: Rondo (rest) scored 18 points (6-13 FG, 6-6 FT) while adding 10 assists, three rebounds and a steal in 33 minutes Monday.
Impact: While he did turn the ball over five times, Rondo had one of his best games since his return. It is still unclear when the restrictions will be completely lifted for the star guard, but it appears he's beginning to return to his previous form.
Mon. Feb 24, 2014 | STATS
News: Rondo is back in the Boston Celtics lineup, but Jared Sullinger and Avery Bradley are out against the Utah Jazz on Monday night.
Impact: Rondo has yet to have a dominant game since returning Jan. 17 after tearing a right knee ligament nearly a year earlier. The starting point guard rested against Sacramento on Saturday.
News: Rondo (rest) will return to the starting five for Monday's game in Utah, NBA.com reports.
Impact: As expected, Rondo sat out the Celtics' last tilt Saturday, as it marked the back end of a back-to-back set. His workload has experienced an uptick to 32.7 minutes per game in February, during which he's averaged 13.7 points (on 47.2 percent shooting), 9.7 dimes, 6.2 rebounds, 1.5 steals, and 1.5 three-pointers. He remains an option in all standard leagues, despite the occasional nights off, which could eventually come to an end.
News: Sullinger (concussion) won't suit up for Monday's contest at Utah, the Boston Herald reports.
Impact: Sullinger has finally been diagnosed with a concussion following his hit to the head Friday at the Lakers. During Saturday's loss in Sacramento, Kris Humphries took the reins at center, receiving 36 minutes, but Kelly Olynyk and Joel Anthony could also factor into the mix down low. Meanwhile, due to the murky nature of head injuries, Sullinger should be considered out indefinitely, until he makes some progress through the malady.
Sun. Feb 23, 2014 | STATS
News: Humphries scored 19 for the Celtics in Saturday's loss to the Kings.
Impact: Humphries, known more for his brief marriage to reality TV star Kim Kardashian, started for the first time since Jan. 24 with Jared Sullinger out.
Sun. Feb 23, 2014 | STATS
News: Green scored 29 on 7-of-25 shooting for the Celtics in Saturday's loss to the Kings.
Impact: Green has totaled 50 points in his last two games but fantasy owners must be wishing he shot better on this night in California's capital.
News: Sullinger won't play Saturday, after sustaining a hit to the head during Friday's game against the Lakers, the Boston Globe reports.
Impact: Sullinger played 30 minutes in the loss to the Lakers, but apparently the hit to the head was substantial enough to hold him out Saturday against Sacramento. It's unknown whether he suffered a concussion, and more information regarding the injury should be forthcoming.
News: Sullinger returned Saturday after missing three games with a concussion.
Impact: Sullinger sustained his injury in a 101-92 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Feb. 21.
News: Green put up 29 points (7-25 FG, 2-9 3Pt, 13-18 FT) and grabbed six rebounds during 43 minutes of action against the Kings on Saturday.
Impact: Though his shooting from the field left much to be desired, Green got to the charity stripe with ridiculous regularity on Saturday night and nearly led the injury plagued Celtics to a victory. The 27-year-old forward derives the majority of his fantasy value from scoring and did not disappoint in this one. Green is now averaging 16.8 points, 4.8 boards and 1.6 treys per contest on the season.
News: Humphries will start Saturday for Jared Sullinger (head) against the Kings, NBA.com reports.
Impact: Humphries could start Monday as well since Sullinger is doubtful for that contest against Jazz.
Phil Pressey - #26 - Point Guard - 5'11" - 175lbs
News: Pressey will start for Rajon Rondo (knee) on Saturday against the Kings, NBA.com reports.
Impact: Pressey has started five games for the Celtics, providing 7.8 points and 5.0 assists per outing. Rondo won't be out long, so Pressey's value is limited.
News: Rondo distributed 11 assists and grabbed six rebounds, but only scored six points (2-12 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT) in 34 minutes against the Lakers on Friday.
Impact: Though Rondo is known for his poor jump shooting, he typically limits those shot attempts, enabling him to carry a career field goal percentage above 47 percent. So far this season, however, he has struggled significantly, shooting only 38 percent. Owners should avoid selling low, and hope that Rondo's shot returns to him as he plays more games. In the mean time, owners can take solace in knowing that at least his ability to pass, rebound, and steal remain in tact post-injury.
News: Rondo (rest) will not play in Saturday's game against the Kings, the Boston Globe reports.
Impact: Rondo is not expected to play in back-to-back games for the Celtics after playing Friday against the Lakers. He is still being eased back into action but should be back to a full workload eventually.
News: Rondo's ability to play in back-to-back games is still unclear, and he should consequentially be considered as a game-time decision Saturday until it's officially announced if he'll play.
Impact: Coach Brad Stevens has lifted Rondo's in-game minute limit, but has not yet allowed him to play in back-to-back games; the Celtics play the second half of a back-to-back Saturday against the Kings. Rondo put together a solid performance Friday, but that's not a determining factor in whether or not Stevens will decide to err on the side of caution or not heading into Saturday's game.
News: Rondo had six points and 11 assists in Friday's loss to the Lakers.
Impact: Fantasy owners can hope for more Saturday when Rondo faces the Kings.
Brandon Bass - #30 - Forward-Center - 6'8" - 250lbs
News: Bass scored 20 in Friday's loss to the Lakers.
Impact: Bass next faces the Kings. He averages 7.3 points versus them.
News: Green scored 21 in Friday's loss to the Lakers.
Impact: Green next faces the Kings. He averages 14.6 points versus them.
Wed. Feb 19, 2014 | STATS
News: Rondo had 18 points and 10 assists for the Celtics in Wednesday's loss to Phoenix.
Impact: Rondo still isn't playing regularly so beware.