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Boston Celtics Player Notes
For The Last 365 Days
 
Isaiah Thomas, G4/26/2015 4:02:00 PM
Description: Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas had 21 points despite a very poor shooting night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Sunday.
Insight: Thomas was just 4-for-17 overall, including 1-of-7 from the 3-point line, but he was 12-for-12 at the line as he led Boston in scoring. He also had nine assists, five rebounds and one steal.
Jae Crowder, F4/26/2015 3:39:00 PM
Description: Celtics forward Jae Crowder left Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals with a sprained left knee and will not return according to the Boston Globe.
Insight: Crowder took an elbow to the face from J.R. Smith and then fell awkwardly, hurting his knee. Smith should receive a suspension for the elbow. Crowder left the game with seven points, three rebounds and one assist.
Evan Turner, G/F4/23/2015 9:41:00 PM
Description: Celtics guard Evan Turner nearly recorded a triple-double during Thursday's Game 3 loss versus Cleveland.
Insight: He finished with 19 points, eight rebounds, eight assists, one 3-pointer, two steals, and four turnovers. Turner played 33 minutes and shot 8-of-15 from the floor and 2-of-2 from the line.
Isaiah Thomas, G4/21/2015 9:39:00 PM
Description: Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas came off the bench to lead Boston with 22 points in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Tuesday.
Insight: Boston rallied in the fourth quarter, but they fell short, 99-91. Thomas was 6-for-14 from the field and a perfect 10-of-10 at the line. He also had seven assists in the loss. Cleveland leads the series, 2-0.
Isaiah Thomas, G4/19/2015 6:39:00 PM
Description: Boston really couldn't have asked for more from Isaiah Thomas off the bench in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Sunday.
Insight: Thomas led the team with 22 points and 10 assists. He shot 6-for-14 from the field, including 2-for-5 at the 3-point line, 8-for-8 at the foul line while also having five rebounds. His 22 points was as many as starting guards Marcus Smart and Evan Turner had combined.
Kelly Olynyk, C4/15/2015 11:00:00 PM
Description: Celtics center Kelly Olynyk came off the bench and scored 16 points in the, 105-100, victory over the Bucks on Wednesday.
Insight: Olynyk was 5-for-8, hitting four 3-pointers, with five rebounds, two assists and one steal in the victory.
Isaiah Thomas, G4/15/2015 6:56:00 PM
Description: Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas will rest on Wednesday against the Bucks according to the Boston Globe.
Insight: Avery Bradley will also not play, and coach Brad Stevens said he would spread the minutes around to everyone on the roster. That doesn't usually lead to great fantasy numbers.
Evan Turner, G/F4/14/2015 10:02:00 PM
Description: Celtics guard Evan Turner filled the stat sheet during Tuesday's victory against the Raptors.
Insight: He shot 7-of-14 from the field for 14 points, nine assists, seven rebounds, one steal, one block, and an ugly seven turnovers. Turner did not shoot a foul shot or a 3-pointer.
Evan Turner, G/F4/12/2015 5:30:00 PM
Description: Celtics guard Evan Turner played well during Sunday's victory over Cleveland.
Insight: He recorded 15 points, seven rebounds, five assists, four steals, one block, and one turnover. Turner shot 6-of-12 from the field and 3-of-4 from the line. Isaiah Thomas scored a team-high 17 points off the bench.
Marcus Smart, G4/10/2015 9:56:00 PM
Description: Celtics rookie guard Marcus Smart had a team-high 19 points during Friday's win over Cleveland.
Insight: Smart went 7-of-10 from the field, 2-of-5 from the line, and 3-of-5 from deep. He also chipped in three rebounds, one assist, and one steal. Smart is trending up heading to postseason play.
Isaiah Thomas, G4/8/2015 9:38:00 PM
Description: Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas was ridiculous off the bench on Wednesday night.
Insight: He helped defeat Detroit by scoring 34 points on 10-of-17 from the floor, 10-of-11 from the line, and 4-of-8 from deep. Thomas also recorded six dimes, three boards, and two turnovers.
Isaiah Thomas, G4/4/2015 10:50:00 PM
Description: Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas scored a team-high 25 points on Saturday night.
Insight: He did so in a OT win over Toronto. Thomas shot 10-of-19 from the field, 2-of-2 from the line, and 3-of-8 from downtown. He also managed four assists, two rebounds, and four turnovers.
Evan Turner, G/F4/4/2015 10:48:00 PM
Description: Celtics guard Evan Turner had a nice game during Saturday's overtime victory against the Raptors.
Insight: Turner played 42 minutes in a 107-106 OT win. He finished with 18 points, 10 assists, six rebounds, three steals, and four turnovers. Turner needs to be active everywhere.
Isaiah Thomas, G4/3/2015 10:01:00 PM
Description: Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas came off the bench and led Boston with 23 points in the, 110-101, loss to the Bucks on Friday.
Insight: Thomas was 7-for-12 from the field, including 2-of-5 from the 3-point line. He also had six assists. Thomas has been great with the Celtics since the trade deadline, so owners should continue to keep him in the lineup.
Jared Sullinger, C4/3/2015 1:15:00 PM
Description: Celtics forward Jared Sullinger (left metetarsal stress fracture) is available for limited action Friday night, according to celtics.com.
Insight: Brandon Bass,Tyler Zeller and Kelly Olynyk will all lose a few minutes, but Sullinger is not ready for a full workload at this time. Sullinger averaged 14.4 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 2.4 apg in 51 games this season.
Tyler Zeller, C4/1/2015 9:52:00 PM
Description: Celtics center Tyler Zeller led Boston starters with 19 points in the, 100-87, victory over the Pacers on Wednesday.
Insight: Zeller was 8-for-9 from the field and 3-of-3 at the line. Zeller also had three rebounds, three assists and a steal.
Kelly Olynyk, C4/1/2015 9:48:00 PM
Description: Celtics center Kelly Olynyk rewarded owners who stuck with him Wednesday as he scored 19 points, shooting 70 percent from the field and 75 percent from downtown.
Insight: Olynyk played through a lacerated left eye. It appeared he barely could open the eye. Olynyk also had two assists, two rebounds, one steal and one block.
Kelly Olynyk, C4/1/2015 7:03:00 PM
Description: Celtics center Kelly Olynyk is going to try and play on Wednesday with a lacerated left eye according to NBA.com.
Insight: Sean Grande of NBA.com tweeted a picture of Olynyk's eye, and he looks a bit like a zombie. It will be amazing if he make it through the game because it appears as though he can't see out of the eye. If owners want to roll the dice, though, Olynyk plans to play.
Kelly Olynyk, C4/1/2015 6:53:00 PM
Description: Celtics center Kelly Olynyk is doubtful to play on Wednesday against the Pacers.
Insight: Olynyk has a lacerated left eye, which he suffered during the shootaround. Brandon Boss, Tyler Zeller and Jae Crowder will play more minutes if Olynyk is indeed not playing.
Avery Bradley, SG3/30/2015 9:20:00 PM
Description: Celtics shooting guard Avery Bradley scored a team-high 30 points during Monday's victory against the Hornets.
Insight: He shot 12-of-23 from the floor and 3-of-3 from the line. Bradley also had eight rebounds, two assists, three 3-pointers, and one turnover.
Isaiah Thomas, G3/29/2015 8:44:00 PM
Description: Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas scored a team-high 19 points during Sunday's loss to the Clippers.
Insight: He was just 4-of-12 from the field, but did go 9-of-10 from the line. Thomas also chipped in seven assists, two 3-pointers, and two steals.
Brandon Bass, F3/27/2015 10:19:00 PM
Description: Celtics forward Brandon Bass led all Boston starters with 16 points during Friday's victory against the Knicks.
Insight: He also had 10 rebounds, two assists, and three turnovers. Bass shot 4-of-7 from the field and 8-of-10 from the line. Isaiah Thomas scored a team-high 18 points.
Avery Bradley, SG3/25/2015 10:15:00 PM
Description: Celtics shooting guard Avery Bradley led all Boston starters with 12 points during Wednesday loss to the Heat.
Insight: He did not do much else, with just one rebound and two 3-pointers. Bradley shot 4-of-9 from the field and 2-of-3 from the line. Jae Crowder scored a team-high 16 points in the defeat.
Isaiah Thomas, G3/25/2015 5:41:00 PM
Description: Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas (back) will play Wednesday versus Miami.
Insight: Get him back into your lineups immediately. Jae Crowder, Evan Turner, and Marcus Smart will all take a hit in value.
Evan Turner, G/F3/23/2015 9:58:00 PM
Description: Celtics guard Evan Turner had triple-double in the, 110-91, victory over the Nets on Monday.
Insight: Turner had 19 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds. This is Turner's second triple-double of the season. He is averaging 15.4 ppg, 7.8 apg and 5.4 rpg in the last five games.
Avery Bradley, SG3/23/2015 9:52:00 PM
Description: Celtics shooting guard Avery Bradley had 20 points and seven rebounds in the, 110-91, victory over the Nets on Monday.
Insight: Bradley shot 50 percent from the field and 50 percent at the 3-point line. He also contributed an assist and steal.
Marcus Smart, G3/23/2015 1:43:00 PM
Description: Celtics rookie guard Marcus Smart has served his one-game suspension in Sunday's game versus Detroit and should be back in the lineup Monday night.
Insight: Smart still holds some value with Isaiah Thomas stilll sidelined. He's averaging 9.8 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 2.9 apg and 1.7 spg in March.
Isaiah Thomas, G3/23/2015 1:24:00 PM
Description: Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas (back) will miss Monday's game versus Brooklyn.
Insight: The original timetable was three games, but that has turned into eight games. At least he's still a possibility for Wednesday. He averaged 21.4 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 5.4 apg in his first 10 games with Boston.
Evan Turner, G/F3/22/2015 8:46:00 PM
Description: Celtics guard Evan Turner led Boston with 23 points on Sunday versus the Pistons.
Insight: Turner was 10-for-21 from the field and filled the stat sheet with eight assists, six rebounds and three steals. Turner has been coming on a bit as of late, averaging 12.4 ppg, 6.8 apg and 4.8 rpg in the last five games.
Marcus Smart, G3/21/2015 3:45:00 PM
Description: Celtics rookie guard Marcus Smart has been suspended for Sunday's game versus Detroit.
Insight: He really deserves a longer suspension, after going after Tiago Splitter with a low-blow. However, Smart will miss just the one game, and still holds some value with Isaiah Thomas stilll sidelined.
Avery Bradley, SG3/20/2015 10:51:00 PM
Description: Celtics shooting guard Avery Bradley led Boston with 16 points in the loss to the Spurs on Friday.
Insight: Bradley was 7-for-15 from the field with three rebounds, two steals, an assist and a block. He is averaging 15.0 ppg, 4.4 rpg and 2.2 apg in the last five games.
Marcus Smart, G3/18/2015 10:54:00 PM
Description: Celtics rookie guard Marcus Smart made seven 3-pointers and had 25 points in the loss to the Thunder on Wednesday.
Insight: Statistically, this is Smart's best game of the season. Smart was 8-for-14 from the field overall. He also had nine rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocks. The 25 points is a career-high.
Tyler Zeller, C3/16/2015 9:54:00 PM
Description: Celtics center Tyler Zeller shot 11-of-15 from the field and 4-of-4 from the line during Monday's win against the 76ers.
Insight: He finished with a team-high 26 points, along with five rebounds, two assists, and two turnovers. Do not expect nights like this one from Zeller very often.
Avery Bradley, SG3/16/2015 9:53:00 PM
Description: Celtics shooting guard Avery Bradley had a big night Monday versus Philadelphia.
Insight: Bradley shot 8-of-14 from the field amd 4-of-7 from deep for 20 points, 10 rebounds, six assists, two steals, and turnover. He needs to be active everywhere.
Isaiah Thomas, G3/16/2015 6:55:00 PM
Description: Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas (back) will miss at least the next three games, according to head coach Brad Stevens.
Insight: This is a tough blow for owners, as Thomas was fitting in very nicely in Boston. Evan Turner and Avery Bradley should see the ball more as a result.
Tyler Zeller, C3/14/2015 9:40:00 PM
Description: Celtics center Tyler Zeller had 18 points and seven rebounds as Boston defeated Indiana, 93-89.
Insight: Zeller was 8-of-10 from the field and 2-for-4 at the line. He isn't really fantasy relevant, however, as he averages just 9.6 ppg and 5.7 rpg this season.
Evan Turner, G/F3/13/2015 10:03:00 PM
Description: Celtics guard Evan Turner responded to head coach Brad Stevens request.
Insight: Stevens wants Turner to score more, and that is exactly what he did during Friday's win against Orlando. He went 12-of-20 from the floor and 5-of-5 from the line for 30 points, five rebounds, four assists, one 3-pointer, two steals, and three turnovers. Turner should be active everywhere.
Marcus Smart, G3/12/2015 10:26:00 AM
Description: Celtics rookie guard Marcus Smart should continue to see 30 or more minutes despite the return of Avery Bradley to the lineup because Boston lost Isaiah Thomas for the next few games.
Insight: He's getting the time, but he's not posting enough numbers for fantasy owners. Despite averaging 33 minutes in seven March games, Smart is averaging just 8.0 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 3.0 apg.
Avery Bradley, SG3/12/2015 10:24:00 AM
Description: Celtics shooting guard Avery Bradley should see more minutes and opportunities over the next week with PG Isaiah Thomas likely sidelined by injury.
Insight: bradley led the team Wednesday with 17 points, though he didn't shoot particularly well in his first action after missing three games. Marcus Smart and Evan Turner should also see more playing time.
Isaiah Thomas, G3/12/2015 10:22:00 AM
Description: Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas did not play on Wednesday versus the Grizzlies and could miss as much as a week, according to Celtics GM Danny Ainge.
Insight: Thomas is dealing with a back and elbow injury. he had scored 20 plis points in four consecutive games. Fortunately, for the Celtics and fantasy owners, Avery Bradley returned to the lineup Wednesday.
Avery Bradley, SG3/11/2015 9:57:00 PM
Description: Celtics shooting guard Avery Bradley did not shoot great but still managed a team-high 17 points on Wednesday night.
Insight: He did so in a win over Memphis. Bradley shot just 8-of-17 from the floor and 1-of-8 from downtown, and also chipped in five rebounds, two assists, two steals, and two turnovers.
Isaiah Thomas, GHot3/11/2015 4:48:00 PM
Description: Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas will not play on Wednesday versus the Grizzlies.
Insight: Thomas is dealing with a back and elbow injury. He should be questionable for Friday's game versus the Magic. Thomas has been excellent lately, so there are going to be a lot of extra shots for everyone else.
Isaiah Thomas, GHot3/10/2015 11:47:00 AM
Description: Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas is questionable for Wednesday's game against Memphis while dealing with multiple injuries.
Insight: Thomas bruised his back and elbow late in Monday's game with the Heat. He didn't miss time, but it's sore. he posted 21 or more points in four straight games and is averaging 21.4 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 5.4 apg in 10 games wearing Celtics green.
Brandon Bass, F3/9/2015 10:17:00 PM
Description: Celtics forward Brandon Bass had another nice game on Monday with 14 points and nine rebounds versus the Heat.
Insight: Bass had a season-high 17 rebounds on Sunday, so he didn't quite reach that total again, but owners will take 14 and nine. He also had four assists and three steals while shooting 50 percent from the field.
Isaiah Thomas, G3/9/2015 10:15:00 PM
Description: Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas continues his hot streak as he came off the bench and led Boston with 25 points versus the Heat.
Insight: Thomas has been playing very well in the fourth quarter since joining Boston at the deadline, and Monday was no different. Thomas scored 12 of his 25 points in the final quarter, going 7-for-17 from the field in the game. He was also 8-of-8 at the line with four assists and a rebound.
Brandon Bass, F3/8/2015 9:22:00 PM
Description: Celtics forward Brandon Bass had one of his best games of the season on Sunday in a losing effort to the Magic.
Insight: Bass shot 64.3 percent from the field on his way to 19 points and a season-high 17 rebounds. He also had five assists. Bass is averaging 13.5 ppg and 6.8 rpg this month.
Marcus Smart, G3/8/2015 8:37:00 PM
Description: Celtics rookie guard Marcus Smart had a decent game with 16 points, five rebounds and five steals on Sunday, but it ended with an ejection.
Insight: The Celtics were trying to rally back from a nine-point deficit with less than 30 seconds remaining when Smart drove to the basket and elbowed Elfrid Payton in the head. Smart received a flagrant 2 foul, and the referees ejected him. It was still Smart's best scoring game since Feb. 25.
Avery Bradley, SG3/7/2015 3:37:00 PM
Description: Celtics coach Brad Stevens said that shooting guard Avery Bradley's strained left elbow felt better yesterday and he could join the team Sunday.
Insight: That still doesn't mean he's likely to play, just that he's getter healthier. Bradley's absence should help Evan Turner and Isaiah Thomas's fantasy value. Bradley is averaging 13.9 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 1.6 apg this season. Update: Bradley did not travel with the team to Orlando.
Avery Bradley, SG3/7/2015 11:14:00 AM
Description: Celtics coach Brad Stevens said that shooting guard Avery Bradley's strained left elbow felt better yesterday and he could join the team Sunday.
Insight: That still doesn't mean he's likely to play, just that he's getter healthier. Bradley's absence should help Evan Turner and Isaiah Thomas's fantasy value. Bradley is averaging 13.9 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 1.6 apg this season.
Brandon Bass, F3/6/2015 10:50:00 PM
Description: Celtics forward Brandon Bass had 17 points and six rebounds in the, 104-98, victory over the Pelicans on Friday.
Insight: Bass was 7-of-13 from the field. He is only averaging 9.9 ppg this season, but he is averaging 12.4 ppg in the last five games.
Isaiah Thomas, G3/6/2015 10:47:00 PM
Description: Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas came off the bench and scored 27 points in the victory over the Pelicans on Friday.
Insight: Thomas was 8-of-13 from the field, including 4-for-6 from the 3-point line on his way to 27 points. He also made 7-of-8 at the line. Thomas has seen a spike in his fantasy value since the trade to Boston. He has scored at least 20 points in six of the eight games he has been in Celtic green.
Isaiah Thomas, G3/5/2015 3:52:00 PM
Description: Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas could see increased value with starter Avery Bradley sidelined for at least the next game.
Insight: Thomas is averaging 20.1 ppg since coming to Boston seven games ago. His numbers could go up as he should get 30 minutes or more.
Avery Bradley, SG3/5/2015 3:48:00 PM
Description: Celtics shooting guard Avery Bradley has a strained left elbow and will miss Friday's game at the very least.
Insight: Bradley's absence should help Evan Turner and Isaiah Thomas's fantasy value. Bradley is averaging 13.9 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 1.6 apg this season.
Isaiah Thomas, G3/4/2015 10:07:00 PM
Description: Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas came off the bench and scored a team-high 21 points in Boston's, 85-84, victory over the Jazz on Wednesday.
Insight: Thomas shot 50 percent from the field, hitting two 3-pointers and 7-of-8 from the line. He also had seven assists, three rebounds and a steal. Thomas is averaging 20.1 ppg since joining the Celtics.
Tyler Zeller, C3/4/2015 10:02:00 PM
Description: Celtics center Tyler Zeller hit a layup as time expired to lift the Celtics to a, 85-84, victory over the Jazz on Wednesday.
Insight: Zeller took just eight shots and finished with eight points, but he hit the game-winner. Zeller also had 11 rebounds, two blocks, an assist and steal. He is averaging 9.8 ppg while shooting 54.7 percent from the field.
Brandon Bass, F3/3/2015 9:58:00 PM
Description: Celtics forward Brandon Bass scored a team-high 15 points during Tuesday's 110-79 loss to the Cavaliers.
Insight: It was not a pretty sight for Boston, as Bass and Isaiah Thomas were the only two Boston players to record double-figures in points. Bass also had five boards, one assist, and three turnovers, while Thomas totaled 11 points, two rebounds, and two assists.
Kelly Olynyk, C3/3/2015 2:20:00 PM
Description: Celtics center Kelly Olynyk (ankle) is questionable for Tuesday's game against Cleveland.
Insight: Olynyk will test the ankle in pre-game warmups. That's all fantasy owners need to hear in deciding whether to start him or not. Tyler Zeller, Brandon Bass and Jonas Jerebko would all lose minutes upon Olynyk's return to the lineup.
Isaiah Thomas, G3/1/2015 8:19:00 PM
Description: Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas scored a team-high 20 points during Sunday's loss versus Golden State.
Insight: He did so off the bench in 29 minutes of action. Thomas shot 8-of-21 from the field, 3-of-11 from deep, and 1-of-1 from the line. He also pitched in five assists, two boards, and one turnover. No matter where Thomas plays, he will also be able to get up shots.
Kelly Olynyk, C3/1/2015 4:42:00 PM
Description: Celtics coach Brad Stevens told Celtics.com that center Kelly Olynyk "probably won't play" versus the Warriors on Sunday due to his ankle injury.
Insight: Stevens also said that if Olynyk can play, he probably won't enter the game. That's all fantasy owners need to hear in deciding whether to start him or not. Tyler Zeller, Brandon Bass and Jonas Jerebko will absorb Olynyk's minutes on Sunday.
Kelly Olynyk, C2/28/2015 1:52:00 PM
Description: Celtics backup center Kelly Olynyk made it through Saturday's practice, according to beat writer Jay King. We await word whether he'll be available for Sunday's game versus Golden State.
Insight: Olynyk is averaging 11.1 ppg, 5.4 rpg, but could be viable if he would see more than his current 25 mpg which could happen with Jared Sullinger out for the season.
Isaiah Thomas, G2/27/2015 10:06:00 PM
Description: Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas can score on any team.
Insight: He has continued where he left off in Phoenix. Thomas scored a team-high 28 points off the bench on Friday night, and also had seven assists, two 3-pointers, one board, one steal, and three turnovers. He is a top-60 player.
Isaiah Thomas, G2/25/2015 9:57:00 PM
Description: Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas went 11-of-11 from the line during Wednesday's victory over the Knicks.
Insight: He went just 3-of-10 from the field, but did knock down two 3-pointers. Thomas also had seven assists, six rebounds, and four turnovers in 27 minutes of action.
Brandon Bass, F2/23/2015 9:52:00 AM
Description: Celtics PF Brandon Bass should see as much playing time as he can handle with Jared Sullinger out for the season and Kelly Olynyk still sidelined.
Insight: Bass has averaged 38.5 mpg of the last two contests. He's also averaging 14 ppg and 7.5 rpg over that span. He's certainly worth a flier.
Isaiah Thomas, G2/23/2015 9:42:00 AM
Description: Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas overcame his illness and posted solid numbers in his Boston debut.
Insight: Thomas scored 21 with five rebounds, three assists and two steals in 25 minutes. He came off the bench Sunday, but we expect him to start over Marcus Smart very soon.
Isaiah Thomas, G2/22/2015 8:23:00 PM
Description: Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas is sick, but he is going to play anyway on Sunday.
Insight: Thomas will come off the bench behind Marcus Smart and Avery Bradley. He should see plenty of minutes off the bench, so owners should keep him in their lineups.
Jared Sullinger, C2/22/2015 10:55:00 AM
Description: Celtics forward Jared Sullinger will miss the rest of the season with a left metetarsal stress fracture.
Insight: This is an extremely tough injury, and there is no guarantee Sullinger will be ready for training camp. Brandon Bass and Tyler Zeller will see a ton of minutes, with Kelly Olynyk still sidelined with an ankle injury.
Tyler Zeller, C2/20/2015 9:09:00 PM
Description: Celtics center Tyler Zeller will start on Friday against the Kings.
Insight: Jared Sullinger is out, so Boston doesn't have any other choice than to play Zeller big minutes. Zeller, however, doesn't have a good matchup versus DeMarcus Cousins.
Isaiah Thomas, G2/20/2015 6:31:00 PM
Description: New Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas is probably not going to play on Friday.
Insight: Thomas is on his way to Boston and still has to clear a physical, so it is unlikely he plays Friday. He should be ready Saturday.
Jared Sullinger, C2/19/2015 6:25:00 PM
Description: Celtics coach Brad Stevens told MassLive.com that Jared Sullinger suffered a stress reaction in his left foot and could be out for "awhile".
Insight: Sullinger suffered the injury in the final game before the All-Star break against the Hawks. Brandon Boss and Tyler Zeller will fill the void left from Sullinger.
Marcus Smart, G2/19/2015 4:10:00 PM
Description: Celtics rookie guard Marcus Smart has started the past five games, but that could come to an end after Boston acquired Isaiah Thomas.
Insight: Smart averaged 8.8 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 4.6 apg, 1.6 spg in his last five starts, but fantasy owners will have to wait and see how this works out.
Isaiah Thomas, G2/19/2015 4:07:00 PM
Description: Suns point guard Isaiah Thomas was part of a four-team deal that has him playing in Boston.
Insight: Thomas could end up the starter, but even as a backup will significantly hurt Marcus Smart's fantasy value. Thomas was averaging 15.2 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 3.7 apg as part of a three-player backcourt in Phoenix.
Kelly Olynyk, C2/19/2015 10:53:00 AM
Description: Celtics backup center Kelly Olynyk missed practice to to his flight being cancelled, but wasn't ready to practice anyway, according to head coach Brad Stevens.
Insight: Olynyk is averaging 11.1 ppg, 5.4 rpg, but could be viable if he would see more than his current 25 mpg.That probably wouldn't happen unless the Celtics trade Brandon Bass or another big man.
Jared Sullinger, C2/11/2015 9:51:00 PM
Description: Celtics center/forward Jared Sullinger grabbed 15 rebounds during Wednesday's victory against the Hawks.
Insight: He finished with a team-high 17 points as well, and also had two assists, one steal, one block, and one turnover. Sullinger should be owned everywhere.
Jared Sullinger, C2/8/2015 9:15:00 AM
Description: Celtics center/forward Jared Sullinger went 8-of-14 from the floor during Saturday's loss to the Bucks.
Insight: He finished with a team-high 17 points, along with seven rebounds, two assists, two steals, and one block. Sullinger should be owned everywhere.
Jared Sullinger, C2/6/2015 10:22:00 PM
Description: Celtics center/forward Jared Sullinger scored a team-high 22 points during Friday's win against the 76ers.
Insight: He shot 9-of-18 from the floor and 3-of-3 from the line. Sullinger also had eight rebounds, seven assists, two steals, one 3-pointer, one block, and one turnover to really fill the stat sheet. He should be active everywhere.
Avery Bradley, SG2/4/2015 10:10:00 PM
Description: Celtics shooting guard Avery Bradley scored a team-high 17 points during Wednesday's victory against the Nuggets.
Insight: He did so going 7-of-15 from the floor and 2-of-2 from the line. Bradley also had four rebounds, one 3-pointer, one steal, one block, and three turnovers.
Marcus Smart, G2/4/2015 10:09:00 PM
Description: Celtics rookie guard Marcus Smart posted a weird line on Wednesday night.
Insight: He went 2-of-6 from the field for four points. However, Smart did have 10 boards, eight dimes, three steals, and two turnovers. He is now starting, and is worth keeping an eye on.
Tayshaun Prince, F2/4/2015 2:31:00 PM
Description: Celtics small forward Tayshaun Prince (hip) is questionable for Wednesday's game against Denver.
Insight: Before missing the last two games, Prince had averaged 14.6 ppg in the previous three contests.
Avery Bradley, SG2/3/2015 10:06:00 PM
Description: Celtics shooting guard Avery Bradley scored a team-high 26 points on Tuesday night.
Insight: Bradley went 11-of-14 from the field, 1-of-1 from the line, and 3-of-5 from downtown. He also had four assists, one board, one steal, and one turnover.
Jared Sullinger, C2/3/2015 10:04:00 PM
Description: Celtics center/forward Jared Sullinger was inserted back into the starting lineup and played very well during Tuesday's win against the Knicks.
Insight: He went 11-of-19 from the field for 22 points, nine rebounds, six assists, and one turnover. Sullinger should be owned everywhere.
Avery Bradley, SG2/3/2015 1:00:00 PM
Description: Celtics shooting guard Avery Bradley is dealing with a broke left thumb and is considered day-to-day according to Celtics reporter Marc D'Amico.
Insight: Bradley is questionable for Tuesday's game versus the Nuggets. Whether Bradley plays or not depends on how much pain he can endure. Bradley said he didn't feel any pain on Tuesday morning.
Shavlik Randolph, PF2/2/2015 10:58:00 AM
Description: Boston backup big man Shavlik Randolph is questionable for Tuesday's game against New York
Insight: Randolph has no fantasy value without multiople injuries to the guys above him on the depth chart.
Tayshaun Prince, F2/2/2015 10:56:00 AM
Description: Celtics small forward Tayshaun Prince (hip) is questionable for Tuesday's game against New York.
Insight: Before missing Sunday's game, Prince had averaged 14.6 ppg in the previous three contests.
Avery Bradley, SG2/2/2015 10:53:00 AM
Description: Celtics shooting guard Avery Bradley's left thumb may be broken, but the Boston guard plans to play through it.
Insight: Bradley has posted double-digit points in seven consecutive games so the non-shooting hand injury isn't effecting his game.
Jared Sullinger, C2/2/2015 10:38:00 AM
Description: Celtics center/forward Jared Sullinger's benching and poor performance were the result of his being late to the morning walkthrough.
Insight: Sullinger should be back in the starting lineup for Tuesday's contest and get closer to his normal 14.0 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 2.2 apg averages.
Tyler Zeller, C2/1/2015 4:21:00 PM
Description: Celtics center Tyler Zeller scored 17 points in the loss to the Heat on Sunday.
Insight: Zeller was 6-of-13 from the field with six rebounds and four assists. Zeller's fantasy value dropped over January after he averaged just 8.9 ppg during the month. In December, he averaged 12.5 ppg.
Kelly Olynyk, C1/31/2015 4:12:00 PM
Description: Celtics backup center Kelly Olynyk will likely not play until after the All-Star break according to MassLive.com.
Insight: Coach Brad Stevens confirmed this news on Saturday. Olynyk is in a walking boot and said he is still dealing with ankle swelling. He is only worth stashing away in very deep leagues.
Brandon Bass, F1/30/2015 10:04:00 PM
Description: Celtics forward Brandon Bass was tied with the team lead, scoring 17 points on Friday versus the Rockets.
Insight: Marcus Thornton also had 17 points. Bass was 6-of-11 from the field with eight rebounds. Bass is averaging 12.0 ppg and 7.8 rpg over his last five games.
Evan Turner, G/F1/30/2015 3:46:00 PM
Description: Celtics guard Evan Turner (thumb) played through the injury Wednesday and we expect him to play Friday night despite not practicing Thursday.
Insight: He's been a solid fantasy option since become the Celtics starting point guard and a stat sheet filler. As a starter he's averaging 10.8 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 5.8 apg.
Jared Sullinger, C1/28/2015 10:20:00 PM
Description: Celtics center/forward Jared Sullinger led the Boston starters with 16 points and eight rebounds on Wednesday.
Insight: Sullinger was 6-of-16 from the field and also had three assists, a steal and a block.
Evan Turner, G/F1/27/2015 9:00:00 AM
Description: Celtics guard Evan Turner left the Monday night game for a time after re-injuring his thumb.
Insight: He played just 21 minutes, scoring nine points with three rebounds and four assists. X-rays were negative, but his Wednesday status is to be determined. He's been a solid fantasy option since become the Celtics starting point guard.
Marcus Smart, G1/26/2015 7:49:00 PM
Description: Celtics rookie guard Marcus Smart missed Sunday's game against Golden State due to a death in his family, but is available to play Monday night.
Insight: Like almost all rookies, Smart is too inconsisent to play on a daily basis. Evan Turner is getting most of the point guard minutes.
Marcus Smart, G1/26/2015 10:15:00 AM
Description: Celtics rookie guard Marcus Smart missed Sunday's game against Golden State due to a death in his family, but is expected to play Monday night.
Insight: Like almost all rookies, Smart is too inconsisent to play on a daily basis. Evan Turner is getting most of the point guard minutes.
Avery Bradley, SG1/26/2015 5:30:00 AM
Description: Celtics shooting guard Avery Bradley left Sunday's game for a time before returning to the game against Golden State due to a sprained left thumb.
Insight: Bradley has averaged 17.0 ppg over the past three games and he's taking enough shots to continue at that pace. The problem with Bradley is that he doesn't offer much other than scoring, averaging just 2.8 rpg and 1.5 apg over the first 41 contests.
Jared Sullinger, C1/25/2015 10:32:00 PM
Description: Celtics center/forward Jared Sullinger had 26 points to lead Boston in scoring on Sunday.
Insight: Sullinger was 9-of-17 from the field and 7-for-9 from the line. He also had nine rebounds, three assists and a steal.
Kelly Olynyk, C1/25/2015 6:55:00 PM
Description: Celtics backup center Kelly Olynyk had an MRI reveal he does indeed have a sprained ankle.
Insight: Olynyk is projected to miss at least two weeks. Tyler Zeller and Brandon Bass will be in line to see more minutes without Olynyk.
Marcus Smart, G1/25/2015 10:08:00 AM
Description: Celtics rookie guard Marcus Smart will miss Sunday's game against Golden State due to a death in his family.
Insight: Like almost all rookies, Smart is too inconsisent to play on a daily basis. Evan Turner should see all the minutes he can handle and is a viable fantasy option.
Avery Bradley, SG1/24/2015 9:21:00 AM
Description: Celtics shooting guard Avery Bradley went 7-of-11 from the field for a team-high 18 points on Friday night.
Insight: He also went 4-of-5 from beyond the arc, and chipped in six rebounds, one assist, and four turnovers. Bradley is still outside the top-130.
Kelly Olynyk, C1/23/2015 11:07:00 AM
Description: Celtics backup center Kelly Olynyk sprained his right ankle Thursday and is listed as questionable for Friday's game against Denver.
Insight: Olynyk is probably a lot closer to doubtful, considering he left the arena on crutches. He's averaging 11.1 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 1.7 apg, 1.0 spg.
Brandon Bass, F1/19/2015 6:14:00 PM
Description: Celtics forward Brandon Bass came off the bench to lead the team with 17 points versus the Clippers.
Insight: Bass was 6-for-12 from the field and 5-for-6 at the line. Bass didn't do much else with two rebounds, an assist and a steal.
Jared Sullinger, C1/16/2015 10:05:00 PM
Description: Celtics center/forward Jared Sullinger had 20 points and eight rebounds versus the Bulls on Friday.
Insight: Sullinger led the team in scoring, going 7-of-18 from the field. He made two 3-pointers and all four of his free-throw attempts. Sullinger also had eight rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block.
Avery Bradley, SG1/14/2015 10:15:00 PM
Description: Celtics shooting guard Avery Bradley led Boston in scoring on Wednesday.
Insight: Bradley was 6-for-13, making three 3-pointers and scoring 17 points. He didn't do much else, though, with three rebounds, an assist and a block.
Jared Sullinger, C1/12/2015 10:00:00 PM
Description: Celtics center/forward Jared Sullinger posted a double-double during Monday's victory against the Pelicans.
Insight: He had a team-high 27 points and 10 rebounds, and went 9-of-17 from the field and 8-of-9 from the line. Sullinger also had three assists,one 3-pointer, one steal, one block, and one turnover. The chances will be there for him.
Kelly Olynyk, C1/10/2015 10:06:00 PM
Description: Celtics center Kelly Olynyk came off the bench and led the Celtics in scoring on Saturday.
Insight: Olynyk scored 23 points, going 8-for-11 and making two 3-pointers. He also had five rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block.
Evan Turner, G/F1/9/2015 9:56:00 PM
Description: Celtics guard Evan Turner had a weird, but productive line on Friday night.
Insight: He shot 3-of-15 from the field and 3-of-6 from the line for just nine points. Turner, however, did have 15 rebounds, seven assists, two steals, and two turnovers. He will continue to start for Boston.
Avery Bradley, SG1/9/2015 9:51:00 PM
Description: Celtics shooting guard Avery Bradley scored a team-high 23 points during Friday's overtime loss to the Pacers.
Insight: He also had three assists, two boards, three 3-pointers, two steals, and three turnovers. Bradley is a good option, with Jeff Green likely off to Memphis.
Jeff Green, F1/9/2015 5:51:00 PM
Description: Celtics forward Jeff Green could be headed to Memphis.
Insight: According to Yahoo Sports, Boston and Memphis are close to an agreement that would send Tayshaun Prince and a first-rounder to the Celtics. Stay tuned.
Jameer Nelson, G1/9/2015 11:26:00 AM
Description: Celtics point guard Jameer Nelson has been downgraded to out for Friday's game against Indiana due to a sprained right ankle.
Insight: Marcus Smart and Evan Turner will take most of the point guard minutes, though neither has been particularly sharp. Fantasy owners keep waiting for Smart to explode.
James Young, G1/9/2015 10:44:00 AM
Description: After an impressive outing Jan. 5 against Charlotte, Celtics small forward James Young was a surprise non-factor against Brooklyn.
Insight: Young posted 13 points in 18 minutes against Charlotte, but didn't see any time Wesnesday due to coaches decision. There aren't a lot of minutes available with Jeff Green and Jae Crowder in front of him.
Jameer Nelson, G1/9/2015 10:39:00 AM
Description: Celtics point guard Jameer Nelson is questionable for Friday's game against Indiana due to a sprained right ankle.
Insight: Marcus Smart and Evan Turner will take most of the point guard minutes, though neither has been particularly sharp. Fantasy owners keep waiting for Smart to explode.
Avery Bradley, SG1/7/2015 9:54:00 PM
Description: Celtics shooting guard Avery Bradley scored a team-high 21 points during Wednesday's win over the Nets.
Insight: He went 7-of-12 from the field, 4-of-4 from the line, and 3-of-5 from beyond the arc. Bradley also had four rebounds, one assist, and two turnovers.
Jared Sullinger, C1/5/2015 10:05:00 PM
Description: Celtics center/forward Jared Sullinger led the team with 22 points on Monday.
Insight: Sullinger also had eight rebounds, four blocks, two steals and an assist. He shot 50 percent from the field in what turned out to be a very good fantasy day for Sullinger.
Evan Turner, G/F1/4/2015 10:06:00 AM
Description: Celtics guard Evan Turner was the beneficiary of Jameer Nelson's absence as his workload increased to 40 minutes. Nelson might miss Monday's game too.
Insight: Turner went 12-of-22 from the field and 4-of-5 from deep for 29 points, six assists, five rebounds, one steal and seven turnovers. Marcus Smart, the more obvious choice to see more time, played just 17 minutes.
Jameer Nelson, G1/4/2015 10:02:00 AM
Description: Celtics point guard Jameer Nelson is questionable for Monday's game against Charlotte after missing Saturday due to a sprained right ankle.
Insight: With Nelson sidelined Saturday, it wasn't rookie Marcus Smart getting more work, it was Evan Turner who played 40 minutes and scored 29 points. That's well above Turners normal per game usage.
Jared Sullinger, C1/3/2015 10:49:00 PM
Description: Celtics center/forward Jared Sullinger posted a double-double on Saturday night.
Insight: He had 16 points and 16 boards, along with two assists, one steal, one block, and two turnovers. Sullinger is a top-70 option.
Evan Turner, G/F1/3/2015 10:48:00 PM
Description: Celtics guard Evan Turner had his best game as a Celtic during Saturday's overtime loss to Chicago.
Insight: He went 12-of-22 from the field and 4-of-5 from deep for 29 points, six assists, five rebounds, one steal, and seven turnovers. Turner is worth owning everywhere.
Tyler Zeller, C1/2/2015 10:21:00 PM
Description: Celtics center Tyler Zeller recorded a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds on Friday.
Insight: Zeller shot 7-of-9 in 25 minutes of action against the Mavericks. Zeller has been playing pretty well since becoming a starter. He averaged 12.5 ppg and 6.9 rpg in December.
Marcus Smart, G12/31/2014 4:31:00 PM
Description: The Celtics benched rookie Marcus Smart on Wednesday.
Insight: Evan Turner earned the start instead. Boston is 3-0 with Turner starting, so it will be interesting to see if he stays in the lineup. Smart played 28 minutes off the bench and scored 11 points with six rebounds, two assists and two steals.
Jared Sullinger, C12/31/2014 4:26:00 PM
Description: Celtics center/forward Jared Sullinger scored 20 points to lead Boston in scoring on New Year's Eve.
Insight: Sullinger shot 50 percent and grabbed 11 rebounds for his eighth double-double of the season. Sullinger is averaging 13.3 ppg and 7.8 rpg this season.
Jeff Green, F12/27/2014 9:24:00 PM
Description: Celtics forward Jeff Green led the team with 23 points in the, 101-88, loss to the Wizards on Saturday.
Insight: Green was 7-for-17 and just 2-for-8 from the 3-point line, but he made 7-of-8 at the free-throw line. Green is the best offensive, and thus, fantasy option on the Celtics.
Marcus Smart, G12/26/2014 3:24:00 PM
Description: Celtics rookie Marcus Smart continues to struggle.
Insight: Smart started again Friday and only shot 2-of-6, scoring five points. He did have six assists and four steals, but he is going to have to shoot better to remain in the lineup.
Jeff Green, F12/26/2014 3:23:00 PM
Description: Celtics forward Jeff Green scored a team-high 22 points in Friday's game versus the Nets.
Insight: Green shot 10-of-18, making one 3-pointer. He also had five assists and three rebounds. Green is the best fantasy option on the Cetics roster.
Marcus Smart, G12/26/2014 1:25:00 PM
Description: Celtics rookie Marcus Smart will move back into the starting lineup on Friday.
Insight: This is good news for fantasy owners. Jameer Nelson was playing pretty well as the team's starting point guard, but Smart has more upside in both real life and fantasy. Hopefully Smart can turn around his somewhat disappointing rookie campaign.
Tyler Zeller, C12/23/2014 9:34:00 PM
Description: Boston center Tyler Zeller shot a perfect 10-for-10 from the line on his way to leading the Celtics in scoring on Tuesday.
Insight: Zeller had a double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds. Zeller's numbers have dramatically increased this month. He is averaging 12.8 ppg and 7.1 rpg in December after he averaged 6.4 ppg and 3.9 rpg in November.
Marcus Smart, G12/21/2014 5:38:00 PM
Description: Celtics rookie Marcus Smart will make his first start Sunday night.
Insight: We kept saying Smart wouldn't be fantasy worthy until Rajon Rondo was playing for another team and now that it's happened it's time to see what the rookie has. We think it's a lot.
Jameer Nelson, G12/21/2014 11:32:00 AM
Description: Newly acquired point guard Jameer Nelson is expected to play Sunday.
Insight: Nelson was not very good in Dallas (7.3 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 4.1 apg) and could have to share time with Marcus Smart. That's not a very good situation.
Kelly Olynyk, C12/19/2014 9:43:00 PM
Description: Celtics center Kelly Olynyk continued his strong play off the bench.
Insight: He went 8-of-13 for a team-high 21 points during Friday's win against Minnesota. Olynyk also had eight rebounds, three assists, two 3-pointers, and one block.
Rajon Rondo, G12/18/2014 7:37:00 PM
Description: The Dallas Mavericks have traded three players and two draft picks for Celtics point guard Rajon Rando.
Insight: The Mavericks will also receive rookie forward Dwight Powell. Although this is an intriguing real life move, this likely hurts Rondo's fantasy value. Rondo will probably not handle the ball as much as he did in Boston because of the other playmakers in Dallas, which means fewer assists. Since he has terrible shooting numbers, Rondo might not get enough opportunities to continue being a top fantasy option at point guard. Now might be the time to sell on Rondo.
Brandon Bass, F12/17/2014 9:48:00 PM
Description: Celtics forward Brandon Bass led the team in scoring coming off the bench on Wednesday.
Insight: Bass had 18 points, shooting 6-of-10 and making all six free throws. Unfortunately, Bass contributed very little in other categories with just two rebounds.
Rajon Rondo, G12/17/2014 9:44:00 PM
Description: Celtics guard Rajon Rondo recorded a double-double against the Magic.
Insight: Rondo has 13 points and 15 assists in the, 109-92, victory. Rondo shot 50 percent from the floor and perhaps owners are lucky he didn't get to the free-throw line to lower the fantasy team's free-throw percentage. He also had seven rebounds.
Kelly Olynyk, C12/15/2014 9:29:00 PM
Description: Celtics center Kelly Olynyk scored a team-high 30 points during Monday's win versus Philadelphia.
Insight: He did so off the bench and finished 12-of-17 from the field, 3-of-3 from the line, and 3-of-5 from deep. Olynyk also had nine rebounds, one assist, three steals, two blocks, and four turnovers. As long as Olynyk continues to come off the bench, his vlalue will be limited.
Marcus Smart, G12/15/2014 3:53:00 PM
Description: Celtics rookie Marcus Smart left Friday's game with a left Achilles strain and will miss Monday's game against Philadelphia.
Insight: Smart's absence will allow Evan Turner more playing time. The rookie is averaging 5.9 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 1.5 apg, but likely won't be fantasy worthy until Rajon Rondo is playing for another team.
Avery Bradley, SG12/15/2014 3:49:00 PM
Description: Celtics shooting guard Avery Bradley is probable for Monday's game against Philadelphia after dealing with flu-like symptoms.
Insight: Bradley is averaging 13.0 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 1.0 apg which means he's only a help in the points category. Given that it's the Sixers, if there is any question they will likely sit him.
Jeff Green, F12/12/2014 9:56:00 PM
Description: Celtics forward Jeff Green scored a team-high 28 points during Friday's loss against the Knicks.
Insight: He also had six rebounds, two assists, four 3-pointers, and two turnovers. Green is a top-50 option.
Marcus Smart, G12/12/2014 8:57:00 PM
Description: Celtics rookie Marcus Smart left Friday's game with a left Achilles strain.
Insight: Smart will not return, which will give Evan Turner and Marcus Thornton more playing time.
Rajon Rondo, G12/10/2014 9:39:00 PM
Description: Celtics guard Rajon Rondo posted a triple-double Tueday against the Hornets.
Insight: Rondo had 12 points, 10 assists, 10 rebounds, one steal, and four turnovers. He is one of the top options at point guard.
Jeff Green, F12/10/2014 9:37:00 PM
Description: Celtics forward Jeff Green went 6-of-12 from the field and 4-of-5 from the line during Tuesday's loss against Charlotte.
Insight: He had 16 points, four rebounds, four assists, and one turnover. He is better than a top-50 option.
Tyler Zeller, C12/9/2014 6:52:00 PM
Description: Boston center Tyler Zeller will move to the starting lineup indefinitely.
Insight: Zeller is averaging 10.8 ppg, 8.3 rpg and 0.8 bpg in six games as a starter. If owners need a big man, Zeller provides some great value on the waiver wire.
Marcus Smart, G12/9/2014 11:19:00 AM
Description: Celtics rookie Marcus Smart posted a career-best 23 points with four rebounds and five assists against Washington Monday night.
Insight: OK, when you have only played eight games that's not a high bar to exceed and it was a double-overtime game. Still, he played more minutes than Rajon Rondo, Marcus Thornton or Avery Bradley.
Jeff Green, F12/8/2014 10:22:00 PM
Description: Celtics forward Jeff Green made all 11 of his free throws and scored 28 points in the double overtime loss on Monday.
Insight: Boston lost to Washington, 133-132. Green shot 8-of-18 from the field in his 39 minutes. He came into the game averaging 19.3 ppg and 4.6 rpg this season.
Rajon Rondo, G12/7/2014 7:33:00 PM
Description: Celtics guard Rajon Rondo had a triple-double on Saturday.
Insight: Rondo had 13 points, 13 rebounds, 11 assists, three steals, and four turnovers. Owners should be very happy.
Jeff Green, F12/7/2014 7:32:00 PM
Description: Celtics forward Jeff Green scored a team-high 25 points during Sunday's win over the Wizards.
Insight: He also had three rebounds, two assists, two 3-pointers, four steals, and two turnovers. Green is having a very nice start to the season.
Rajon Rondo, G12/5/2014 9:53:00 PM
Description: Celtics guard Rajon Rondo recorded a double-double on Friday in the, 113-96, victory over the Lakers.
Insight: Rondo did not shoot particularly well but was still two rebounds away from a triple-double. He had 12 points and 16 assists with eight rebounds. Don't expect good shooting numbers, but Rondo will provide lots of dimes and boards.
Tyler Zeller, C12/5/2014 9:49:00 PM
Description: Boston center Tyler Zeller played the most minutes he has all season on Friday and responded by scoring a season-high 24 points.
Insight: Zeller is averaging just 6.6 ppg and 4.1 rpg but had 24 points and 14 rebounds against the Lakers. He had it going on, hitting on 10-of-11 shots and all four free throws. It is obviously unlikely Zeller repeats this performance, but he should start to get some more looks from fantasy owners if he remains in the starting lineup.
Jeff Green, F12/3/2014 10:16:00 PM
Description: Celtics forward Jeff Green scored 32 points to lead Boston to a, 109-102, overtime victory against the Pistons.
Insight: Green only shot 36 percent from the floor, but he did make 6-of-10 3-pointers and all his 10 free throws. He also chipped in five rebounds, an assist and a block.
Jared Sullinger, C12/2/2014 9:56:00 PM
Description: Celtics center/forward Jared Sullinger scored 25 points on Tuesday.
Insight: Jeff Green also scored 25 points, which led the team in the loss to Atlanta. Sullinger nearly had a double-double with nine rebounds. He also made 5-of-8 from the 3-point line.
Marcus Smart, G12/2/2014 11:18:00 AM
Description: Celtics rookie Marcus Smart will not return Tuesday, but is getting pretty close.
Insight: Smart's latest CT scan came back negative. Even when he returns he isn't going to be fantasy worthy until Rajon Rondo gets traded.
Tyler Zeller, C11/30/2014 12:36:00 PM
Description: Boston center Tyler Zeller will get the start over Kelly Olynyk Sunday.
Insight: Zeller's shift to the starting role is likely temporary and we aren't ready to jump on him as a fantasy value. Let's see what he does with the opportunity.
Rajon Rondo, G11/28/2014 3:38:00 PM
Description: Celtics guard Rajon Rondo didn't shoot particularly well, 4-of-13, but he still helped fantasy owners in other ways.
Insight: Rondo added nine assists and seven rebounds. General manager Danny Ainge recently said he wasn't going to trade Rondo, but I'm not buying it.
Jared Sullinger, C11/28/2014 3:33:00 PM
Description: Celtics center/forward Jared Sullinger scored a team-high 23 points with 10 rebounds, but the Celtics lost to Chicago 109-102. He hit four three points too.
Insight: Sullinger has quietly put up solid numbers this season averaging 16 points and eight rebounds.
Marcus Smart, G11/28/2014 10:12:00 AM
Description: Celtics rookie Marcus Smart was targeting a Friday return, but couldn't make it all the way through Wednesday's practice, according to a Boston Globe report.
Insight: Push Smart's return back into next week, but even when he returns he isn't going to be fantasy worthy. That won't happen until/if Rajon Rondo gets traded.
Vitor Faverani, C11/28/2014 10:08:00 AM
Description: Celtics center Vitor Faverani was originally on a 5-7 week timetable to return from a knee injury, but that seems to be on hold.
Insight: Faverani hasn't yet begun to practice and his return could be pushed back into 2015
Marcus Smart, G11/22/2014 4:51:00 PM
Description: Celtics rookie Marcus Smart will not play on Sunday against the Blazers due to an ankle injury.
Insight: The Celtics are off until Friday after Sunday's game so maybe he will be ready by then. It still would be quite an accomplishment after a really bad ankle sprain.
Rajon Rondo, G11/21/2014 10:35:00 PM
Description: Celtics guard Rajon Rondo continues to struggle in fantasy.
Insight: Rondo only took six shots on Friday versus the Grizzlies and as a result, he scored four points. He missed his only 3-point attempt and didn't get to the line. He also had five rebounds and four assists.
Brandon Bass, F11/19/2014 9:58:00 PM
Description: Celtics forward Brandon Bass came off the bench to lead Boston with 23 points on Wednesday against the 76ers.
Insight: Bass shot 9-of-13 and made 5-out-of-7 free throws. He also had six rebounds, and one of everything else: assist, steal, block. He still isn't worth owning in standard leagues.
Rajon Rondo, G11/19/2014 9:46:00 PM
Description: Celtics guard Rajon Rondo is averaging 12.5 assists over his last four games.
Insight: Rondo had 13 assists against the 76ers on Wednesday to go with nine points, five rebounds and two steals. He still isn't shooting great at the line, however, going 2-for-4 versus the 76ers. Rondo is shooting 30 percent at the charity stripe, which is killing teams in roto leagues.
Jeff Green, F11/17/2014 9:59:00 PM
Description: Celtics forward Jeff Green scored 28 points in a loss on Monday against the Suns.
Insight: Green hit 10 of his 17 shots and 8-of-9 free throws. He contributed very little anywhere else but did have three steals, two rebounds, two blocks and an assist.
Rajon Rondo, G11/14/2014 10:09:00 PM
Description: Celtics guard Rajon Rondo had an impressive 16 assists Friday night.
Insight: Rondo did shoot just 3-of-10 from the field for six points, but also had eight rebounds, three steals, and three turnovers. The assist numbers will continue to be there for Rondo.
Kelly Olynyk, C11/14/2014 10:08:00 PM
Description: Celtics center Kelly Olynyk scored a team-high 21 points in Friday's loss to Cleveland.
Insight: He was 8-of-13 from the field and 3-of-4 from the line, and also had six rebounds, one assist, two steals, one block, two 3-pointers, and one turnover.
Rajon Rondo, G11/12/2014 10:01:00 PM
Description: Celtics guard Rajon Rondo nearly posted a triple-double in Wednesday's loss to the Thunder.
Insight: He had 20 points, 12 assists, nine rebounds, four 3-pointers, two steals, and only one turnover. Owners will have fun having Rondo on their rosters, after seeing a stat line like this one.
Rajon Rondo, G11/12/2014 10:44:00 AM
Description: Celtics guard Rajon Rondo is expected to return from his hand injury on Wednesday against the Thunder according to ESPN Boston.
Insight: He missed Saturday's game due to th fact earlier that day he had a screw removed from his hand. He practiced on Tuesday and is ready to go. Rondo has been solid this season with 9.0 ppg, 8.0 rpg and 11.2 apg.
Rajon Rondo, G11/11/2014 2:27:00 PM
Description: Celtics guard Rajon Rondo practiced Tuesday and is expected to play Wednesday versus OKC, according to A. Sherrod Blakely.
Insight: Rondo is averaging 9.0 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 11.2 apg and is a solid fantasy option when he plays.
Kelly Olynyk, C11/9/2014 11:23:00 AM
Description: Celtics center Kelly Olynyk recorded a double-double in Saturday's win against the Bulls.
Insight: He was 6-of-9 from the field and 4-of-6 from the line for 18 points. Olynyk also had 11 rebounds, one assist, one block, and four turnovers. He is averaging 13.3 ppg and 7.3 rpg, making him a solid option at center moving forward.
Evan Turner, G/F11/8/2014 10:18:00 PM
Description: Celtics guard Evan Turner played well in Saturday's win over the Bulls.
Insight: He had 19 points, six assists, five rebounds, and two turnovers in a start at point guard. Owners should not expect Turner to be consistent at all this season.
Rajon Rondo, G11/8/2014 12:50:00 PM
Description: Celtics guard Rajon Rondo had the screw in his hand removed successfully on Saturday and is expected to be ready next week according to the Boston Herald.
Insight: Rondon is targeting Wednesday night's game against the Thunder as his return. Rondo has been good early on and should be in fantasy lineups once he returns.
Jared Sullinger, C11/7/2014 10:15:00 PM
Description: Celtics center/forward Jared Sullinger scored a team-high 17 points to lead Boston past Indiana, 101-98.
Insight: Sullinger shot just 1-of-5 from the 3-point line but contributed numbers for several categories. He shot 8-of-17 overall and had six rebounds and five assists.
Jeff Green, F11/7/2014 10:09:00 PM
Description: Celtics forward Jeff Green scored 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds while playing 30 minutes against the Pacers.
Insight: It was surprising that Green played just 30 minutes considering Marcus Smart left the game with an injury. Green has had bigger days, but he still had a nice fantasy outing on Friday. He should continue to get more opportunities because of Smart's injury.
Marcus Smart, G11/7/2014 9:43:00 PM
Description: Celtics rookie Marcus Smart left Friday's game against the Pacers on a stretcher.
Insight: Smart will need an X-ray. Hopefully it is a short-term injury because he was really starting to play well. In the meantime, Avery Bradley, Evan Turner and Jeff Green get a boost in value for fantasy.
Jeff Green, F11/5/2014 10:04:00 PM
Description: Celtics forward Jeff Green continued his hot start to the season with 20 points on Wednesday against the Raptors.
Insight: Unfortunately, it wasn't enough as the Celtics lost, 110-107. Green was 9-of-16 from the field and had four rebounds, three assists, and three blocks.
Jeff Green, F11/3/2014 11:07:00 PM
Description: Celtics forward Jeff Green scored a season-high 35 points against the Mavericks on Monday.
Insight: Green took a remarkable 28 shots and hit 14 of them. He was 5-for-12 from the 3-point line. Green also had seven rebounds. We expect Green to continue to receive a similar volume of opportunities as he did Monday.
Marcus Smart, GCold11/3/2014 11:52:00 AM
Description: Celtics rookie Marcus Smart isn't getting much playing time and likely won't until Rajon Rondo is traded.
Insight: Smart is averaging just 19.5 mpg and posting 6.0 ppg, 1.5 rpg, 1.5 apg, 2.0 spg. He's got plenty of long-term value, but in the meantime he should be stashed on your bench.
Rajon Rondo, G11/1/2014 10:05:00 AM
Description: Celtics guard Rajon Rondo made just 22 percent of his shots on Saturday against the Rockets.
Insight: Rondo shot 2-for-9 from the field, scoring four points. He did chip in 10 rebounds, eight assists and three steals to avert a big fantasy dud.
Rajon Rondo, G10/29/2014 10:42:00 PM
Description: Celtics guard Rajon Rondo had 12 assists in his return to action.
Insight: He played 30 minutes, and also had 13 points, one steal, and one block. Rondo will be his self, as an assist-machine in 2014-15.
Rajon Rondo, G10/29/2014 6:59:00 PM
Description: Celtics guard Rajon Rondo (hand) will play in Wednesday's season opener.
Insight: Coach Brad Stevens says he will play without a minute-limit, which is great news for fantasy owners. Make sure Rondo is locked into all lineups.
Rajon Rondo, G10/24/2014 1:25:00 PM
Description: Celtics guard Rajon Rondo is awaiting clearance to ramp up his practice time.
Insight: Rondo hasn't been officially ruled out of the opener, but the best estimates have him about a week away. He can still fill a box score, it's just he's injury prone and more than likely going to be traded at some point this season. Then his fantasy value will be dependent upon where he goes.
Vitor Faverani, C10/24/2014 1:20:00 PM
Description: Celtics center Vitor Faverani is still has about 5-7 weeks on the shelf due to left knee surgery.
Insight: Faverani is a backup and averaged just 13 minutes per night so his fantasy value is minimal.
Brandon Bass, F10/18/2014 7:17:00 PM
Description: Celtics forward Brandon Bass is turning into an irrelevant fantasy player.
Insight: Bass has started at power forward for Boston the last few seasons, but Jared Sullinger and Kelly Olynyk are poised to start in the front court for the Celtics to start the 2014-2015 season. Bass will have a bench role and will not be worth owning.
Kelly Olynyk, C10/18/2014 7:08:00 PM
Description: Celtics center Kelly Olynyk will start at center to start the season.
Insight: Coach Brad Stevens has liked what he sees thus far from Olynyk, and the center position is his. He will provide numbers across the board and is someone to keep an eye on late in drafts.
Jared Sullinger, C10/18/2014 7:05:00 PM
Description: Celtics center/forward Jared Sullinger has been on fire this preseason.
Insight: In his latest preseason game, Sullinger lit up the 76ers with 21 points, 8-for-10 shooting, eight rebounds, five assists, two steals and four 3-pointers. He is a lock to start at power forward and should be a top-50 fantasy player this season.
Jeff Green, F10/18/2014 7:02:00 PM
Description: Celtics forward Jeff Green could provide fantasy owners some additional scoring numbers this season.
Insight: Green has been getting more minutes at power forward this preseason, so his field goal percentage should go up. He averaged 16.9 points per game last season, which was a career-high, and shot 34 percent from the field.
Marcus Smart, G10/18/2014 6:59:00 PM
Description: Celtics rookie Marcus Smart should see extended minutes without Rajon Rondo in the lineup the first few weeks of the season.
Insight: Rondo is out at least the first week and could miss up to three weeks to start the season. Smart has played well through preseason and should benefit without Rondo. Smart is the future at point guard for Boston, but it is hard to predict how he fits in the rotation once Rondo does return.
Avery Bradley, SG10/18/2014 6:29:00 PM
Description: Celtics shooting guard Avery Bradley is shooting an incredible 65.2 percent from the field in preseason.
Insight: Bradley hit six 3-pointers against the 76ers on Thursday to finish with 20 points. Last season, he shot an amazing 39.5 percent from downtown. Bradley won't provide many other stats, but he will likely score a lot.
Rajon Rondo, G10/18/2014 6:26:00 PM
Description: Celtics guard Rajon Rondo has fantasy bust written all over him.
Insight: Rondo will miss at least the first week of the season and up to three weeks. Even when he was active last season, Rondo did not post statistics to place him in the top-100 fantasy players. Plus, fantasy owners have no idea which team he might finish the season with because the Celtics could trade him. Let someone else deal with Rondo this season.
Rajon Rondo, G10/10/2014 8:42:00 PM
Description: Celtics guard Rajon Rondo did some non-contact offensive work during Friday's practice according to the Boston Herald.
Insight: Despite the good news, Rondo has a ways to go before he is approved for contact drills. With Marcus Smart playing well through preseason so far, Rondo may be expendable in a trade. Rondo is a risky pick with big upside on draft day.
Marcus Smart, G9/26/2014 8:50:00 PM
Description: Celtics rookie Marcus Smart is expected to see extended work in training camp without Rajon Rondo, who is out for six-to-eight weeks.
Insight: Smart did not look good at shooting guard over the summer, so he will have the opportunity to play his natural point guard position. Smart is now a late-round possibility with Rondo out the first 10 games or so.
Rajon Rondo, G9/26/2014 8:42:00 PM
Description: Celtics guard Rajon Rondo underwent surgery on his broken matacarpal in his left hand and is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks according to the Boston Globe.
Insight: Rondo suffered the injury slipping in the shower at his home. He will likely miss the first 3-10 games of the season. With the trade rumors swirling around Rondo, Boston will likely not play their point guard until he is definitely healthy. Do not pick Rondo in the first half of the draft.
Rajon Rondo, G8/18/2014 2:04:00 PM
Description: The latest rumor, courtesy of talk show host Tyler Spence, is for Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo is a trade with Sacramento.
Insight: If true, this would be horrible news for Darren Collison's fantasy owners because as it stands he's set to be the Kings starting point guard. Of course, after a year of rumors concerning Rondo, we will believe it when someone actually pulls the trigger on the trade.