- TD Garden
|11||C||6' 11"||250||05/20/1992 (27)||7|
|27||PF||6' 8"||243||04/04/1992 (27)||1|
|21||PF||6' 8"||227||11/08/1996 (22)||0|
|44||PF||6' 10"||240||10/17/1997 (22)||0|
|37||PF||6' 7"||241||12/05/1994 (24)||1|
|0||PF||6' 8"||240||08/14/1996 (23)||0|
|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 (23)||2|
|28||SG||6' 5"||185||10/24/1993 (26)||3|
Boston Celtics center Daniel Theis may begin the regular season as the starting center in Boston. Head coach Brad Stevens is not ready to commit to a starting center just yet. Theis appears to be the favorite, but Robert Williams and Enes Kanter will see time as well. The Celtics like the idea of Kanter coming off the bench, but that actually shouldn't hurt his playing time. Kanter should have the most fantasy appeal out of the trio.
Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward (elbow) was able to get through Tuesday's practice without any issues. He did wear a sleeve on his left elbow after bruising it during Sunday's preseason contest. The Celtics don't play again until Friday, but Hayward should be fine going forward. He may sit out on Friday, but that's probably just because it's the preseason.
Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter will probably come off the bench, according to head coach Brad Stevens. The Celtics believe that having Kanter play with the second unit will allow him to get into the post more often. Kanter played well off the bench during the preseason opener on Sunday. He should be able to contribute to fantasy leagues even coming off the bench this season.
Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart (illness) was unable to suit up for practice on Thursday. Smart might miss a few preseason games, but this is nothing serious. Jaylen Brown and Smart are going to be fighting for a spot in the starting five. Regardless, Smart is going to have fantasy value either on the bench or as a starter. He's someone worth looking at in the second half of most drafts.
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.