- TD Garden
|11||C||6' 11"||250||05/20/1992 (27)||7|
|27||PF||6' 8"||243||04/04/1992 (27)||1|
|44||PF||6' 10"||240||10/17/1997 (21)||0|
|37||PF||6' 7"||241||12/05/1994 (24)||1|
|9||PG||6' 4"||210||07/25/1989 (30)||1|
|3||PG||6' 2"||185||11/08/1987 (31)||0|
|8||PG||6' 1"||184||05/08/1990 (29)||7|
|36||PG||6' 4"||220||03/06/1994 (25)||4|
|20||SF||6' 8"||225||03/23/1990 (29)||8|
|0||SF||6' 8"||208||03/03/1998 (21)||1|
|7||SG||6' 7"||220||10/24/1996 (22)||2|
|28||SG||6' 5"||185||10/24/1993 (25)||3|
Former Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving has agreed to a deal to join the Brooklyn Nets for the 2019-2020 NBA season. The move likely means that All-Star guard DAngelo Russell will be leaving Brooklyn, setting Irving up to slide into his starting spot and enable the Nets to run an even more effective offense. Last year, Irving and Russell essentially put up the same number of shots per game and dished out the same amount of assists, but Irving was a more efficient scorer from the perimeter and in the paint, which allowed him to average 2.7 more points per game. Irvings first season as a Net should look a lot like his final season as a Celtic from a statistical perspective, though its worth noting that Irving has played fewer than 70 games in three of the past four seasons, which makes him a little riskier than Russell from a fantasy perspective, even if Irvings averages will surpass Russells.
The Charlotte Hornets and free agent point guard Terry Rozier have reportedly agreed to a three-year deal that will pay Rozier $58 million. Rozier, who had been Bostons backup point guard, will have huge shoes to fill in Charlotte as he replaces the teams long time star, Kemba Walker. Roziers been a little disappointing, especially last season when he shot just 38.7 percent from the field on 8.4 attempts per game, averaging 9.0 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 2.9 assists per contest. There are serious questions about if Rozier will be able to perform in an expanded role, and no one should expect anything close to the kind of production that Walker gave Charlotte. The best bet is to assume Rozier ups his scoring numbers up into the mid-teens while still struggling with his efficiency and not dishing out as many assists as you want from your starting point guard. His fantasy value is going up, but hell be a huge risk at whatever price his ADP settles in at.
Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart is expected to see more playing time in Game 5 versus the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday. Smart played just 15 minutes in Game 4, but this is a win-or-go-home scenario for the Celtics. Smart made just one field goal from the floor last game, so he's going to need to shoot better if he wants more minutes.
Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart (oblique) was rusty in his return to the lineup as he nailed just one of seven shots to score three points in 15 minutes of action in the 12-point loss. Smart did not add much else to his line with just a single rebound with two assists and a single steal. All of Morris' shots came from downtown and this did not help, as he was a minus-13 in his 15 minutes. The Celtics defense was a mess Monday, so hopefully Smart can shake the rust off for the Game 5 do-or-die tilt on Wednesday.
Boston Celtics forward Marcus Morris did his work on the glass on Monday when he reeled in 14 rebounds and completed a double-double by adding 18 points in the loss to the Bucks. Morris logged minutes at the center spot at times to try and match the Bucks five-out spread offense, but by doing this, the Celtics lack rim protection, although he did step up his rebounding. Morris continues his solid play this postseason with averages of 13.6 points and 7.8 rebounds while starting four of the Celtics eight games thus far in these playoffs.