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Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward is expected to opt into his player option for next season, according to Sean Deveney. He has bounced back nicely this season, averaging 17.3 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.1 assists this season. Hayward has a player option worth $34 million for next season. It's the final year of the deal he signed with Boston back in 2017. There's a good chance that Hayward won't get anything near $34 million on the open market. It wouldn't be shocking if he decides to opt-in to his player option for the 2020-2021 season.
Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker (knee) says that he is feeling much better during his time off. Walker was able to return from his knee issue on March 3, but was only able to play for a week before the NBA went on hiatus. He admits not having access to the team facility has made it challenging, but he's been able to make progress on his own. It sounds like Walker should be good to go once the NBA resumes play.
Boston Celtics center Daniel Theis compiled 20 points, six rebounds, three assists, and two blocks through 34 minutes of play in the 114-111 win over the Pacers on Tuesday. The big man scored at least 20 points for only the second time in the last ten games; however, he has scored in double digits during four of the past six games. Averaging 9.1 points and 6.6 rebounds per game, Theis is not the most consistent or reliable player in fantasy. In fact, performances like Tuesday's are rare for the 27-year-old. He faces a tough matchup on Thursday against an elite Bucks defense that may be back at full strength.
Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward racked up 27 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, one block, and two steals in 36 minutes of play during the 114-111 win over the Pacers on Tuesday. It hasn't always been easy for the Butler product to provide fantasy-caliber numbers this season. Though he averages 17.4 points per game, Hayward scored over 20 points for only the second time in the past seven games. The days of automatically starting the 29-year-old in every matchup seem like they are gone. What's worse is he faces a top-tier Bucks defense on Thursday that is ranked number one defensively in field goal percentage allowed to opponents.
Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum had a casual day at the office in Tuesday's 114-111 win over the Pacers, getting 30 points, six rebounds, two assists, and four steals in 36 minutes of play. The Duke product has been on a hot streak since Feb. 13, scoring at least 30 points for the seventh time in the past 10 games. The 22-year-old leads the team in scoring at 23.4 points per game. Due to his incredible play as of late, Tatum needs to be started regardless of the matchup.