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Jayson Tatum has committed to playing for Team USA in the Tokyo Olympic Games this summer. (Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Tatum enjoyed another wonderful season in 2021, averaging 26.4 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 4.3 assists per game while making his second consecutive all-star team. Tatum will hope to carry over that success as he represents his country in the Olympics for the very first time in his career.

Evan Fournier is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, the first time in his career. Fournier is also set to play for France in the 2021 Olympic games, so it's likely he'll worry about free agency after the games are over. (Source: Keith Smith on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Fournier was a welcome addition at the trade deadline for the Celtics, averaging 13 points per game on 44.8% from the field, including 46.3% from 3-point range. Many teams are expected to be suitors for Fournier's services, who is in the prime of his career at 28 years old.

Category: Rumors

Marcus Smart scored 14 points (5-17 Fg, 1-10 3Pt, 3-4 Ft) seven rebounds, four assists, and one block across 38 minutes in the Celtics 123-109 Game 5 loss to the Nets on Tuesday night in Brooklyn.

Fantasy Impact: Smart was just not able to hit any three's on Tuesday night connecting on just 10% of his attempts. There were some bright spots for him in this series but not enough to be able to help him put the Celtics over the top against Brooklyn. For the series he averaged 17.8 ppg in five games.

Category: Game Recaps

Boston Celtics' President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge is reportedly expected to step down, with head coach Brad Stevens assuming a more prominent front-office role, per Adrian Wojnarowski. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Boston Celtics announced the movement within their front office and coaching staff on Wednesday morning, as Brad Stevens has reportedly been "worn down" as the head coach. He will move into a more prominent front-office role within the organization, as Danny Ainge also announced he will be stepping down after spending 18 years in the Celtics' front office. Stevens will reportedly be tasked with player assessment for the draft, free agency, and trades, which are areas that Ainge oversaw during his tenure as the President of Basketball Operations. Now, the Celtics will turn their attention to its head coaching search for the upcoming 2021-22 NBA season.

Category: Transactions, Rumors

Boston Celtics C Robert Williams (ankle) has been ruled out of Tuesday's Game 5 matchup against the Brooklyn Nets, per Celtics' head coach Brad Stevens. (Source: Boston Celtics on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Williams will miss his second consecutive game against the Nets on Tuesday due to a sprained left ankle that he suffered during the Celtics' Game 3 win. Tristan Thompson will be cast into the starting lineup once again in Game 5 and will need to play a more efficient game on both ends of the floor for the Celtics to be competitive, as they will also be without Kemba Walker on Tuesday. Jayson Tatum could be a great play in DFS contests during Tuesday's three-game slate, as he already put up 50 points once in the series.

Category: Injury Updates

Boston Celtics PG Kemba Walker (knee) has been ruled out of Tuesday's Game 5 playoff matchup against the Brooklyn Nets, per Celtics' head coach Brad Stevens. (Source: Boston Celtics on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Walker will miss his second consecutive game in the series against the Nets with a medial bone bruise in his left knee. Payton Pritchard and Romeo Langford will see increased minutes in the Celtics backcourt, as the team will need another monster outing from Jayson Tatum to extend the series to a Game 6.

Category: Injury Updates

Tristan Thompson scored five points (2-4 Fg, 1-2 Ft) six rebounds, one assist, and two steals in 22 minutes of play in the Celtics 141-126 Game 4 loss to the Nets on Sunday night in Boston.

Fantasy Impact: You would think that Thompson was injured after seeing his stat-line for Sunday's Game 4 loss to the Nets but that's simply not the case. Hard to understand how he was so ineffective in all aspects of the Celtics loss but hopefully he'll have a better effort in Game five on Tuesday night.

Category: Game Recaps

Grant Williams scored 13 points on 5-for-8 shooting with six rebounds, two assists, two three-pointers and two turnovers over 25 minutes on Sunday as the Celtics lost to the Knicks.

Fantasy Impact: Williams made his first start since March 29 with Boston resting most of its rotation for the finale game of the regular season. The second-year forward is not a major factor in fantasy.

Category: Game Recaps

Jabari Parker scored 18 points on 6-for-10 shooting with seven rebounds, one three-pointer, and two assists in 27 minutes during Sunday's 96-92 loss to the Knicks.

Fantasy Impact: Parker scored a season-high 18 points as the Celtics ran out their second unit as they sat their regulars for the last game of regular season. Parker will not have a big role in the playoffs.

Category: Game Recaps

Tremont Waters scored 14 points on 4-for-8 shooting with seven assists and three three-pointers across 22 minutes off the bench in Saturday's win over the Timberwolves.

Fantasy Impact: Waters saw an increase in playing time with Kemba Walker (neck) and Marcus Smart (calf) out. Both Walker and Smart will be out on Sunday as well and Tremont is a good player to pick up in DFS.

Category: Game Recaps

Luke Kornet scored 12 points on 6-for-10 shooting with six rebounds, three assists, one steal and four blocks in 31 minutes during Saturday's win over the Timberwolves.

Fantasy Impact: With fellow bigs, Tristan Thompson and Robert Williams out, Kornet picked up some extra minutes. Both Williams and Thompson will be out again on Sunday which makes Kornet a good play in DFS.

Category: Game Recaps

Aaron Nesmith played 19 minutes off the bench and scored 16 points on 5-for-9 shooting with four assists, two three-pointers,one assist and one steal Sunday in the 130-124 loss to the Heat.

Fantasy Impact: Nesmith is starting to see more playing time and has now scored 15 or more points in four of his last six games. The rookie is providing a solid boost off the bench for the Celtics and is worth an add in deeper fantasy leagues.

Category: Game Recaps

Peyton Pritchard played 33 minutes off the bench and scored 28 points on 9-for-16 shooting with four three-pointers, four assists, three rebounds and a steal Tuesday in the 119-115 loss to the Thunder.

Fantasy Impact: With Kemba Walker (middle body strain) ruled out for both Tuesday and Wednesday, Pritchard is getting an opportunity for more minute. The rookie guard is a good streaming option in DFS for Wednesday's game against the Hornets.

Category: Game Recaps

Romeo Langford scored two points on 1-for-4 shooting with one rebound and one block across 32 minutes during Thursday's 99-86 win over the Suns.

Fantasy Impact: Langford started for Jaylen Brown on Thursday and saw a season-high in minutes. The second-year guard did very little with his opportunity and fantasy owners can leave Langford on the waiver wire in standard leagues.

Category: Game Recaps

Semi Ojeleye scored eight points on 3-for-7 shooting with three rebounds and one assist in 19 minutes of action on Monday as the Celtics lost to the Bulls.

Fantasy Impact: Ojeleye picked up his second start in a row with Marcus Smart (illness) and Kemba Walker (illness) sidelined Monday. The 26-year-old forward is averaging 2.6 points and 1.4 rebounds over eight games in April and can be left on the waiver wire.

Category: Game Recaps