Boston Celtics

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Marcus Smart has reportedly been shut down for Team USA's final two games at the FIBA World Cup. He underwent X-rays on a left knuckle injury that came back negative. However, Smart is dealing with hand soreness as well as a calf strain, which effectively led to him ending his participation for Team USA. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: This is most likely the right path for Smart to take, as he should be fully prepared for training camp in a few weeks.

Category: Injury Updates

According to the Associated Press, Boston Celtics and Team USA forward Jayson Tatum returned to practice on Monday for the first time since spraining his left ankle in Team USA's win last week against Turkey in the FIBA World Cup. (Source: Associated Press)

Fantasy Impact: Tatum was injured with one-tenth of a second left in regulation in the win against Turkey. Luckily, it appears as though he avoided a major injury. He even has a chance to play in Team USA's upcoming game against France on Wednesday in the FIBA World Cup quarterfinals. While this appears to be a minor, passing injury, those who own Tatum in a dynasty or keeper league will have to hope that there is no re-injury as he returns to action for Team USA.

Category: Injury Updates

Al Horford has agreed to sign with the Philadelphia 76ers on a four-year, $109M deal. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Horford's "mystery suitor" that lured him away from Boston has finally been revealed to be the 76ers. Horford is known for his professionalism, high basketball IQ, and defense, so he will be a great addition to a young team looking to take the next step forward in the playoffs. He will likely start at power forward opposite Joel Embiid in the frontcourt, with Tobias Harris sliding over to the three.

Category: Transactions

Terry Rozier and the Hornets have agreed to terms on a three-year, $58 million contract. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The deal requires a sign-and-trade to complete, both Kyrie Irving and Kemba Walker, who are reportedly headed to Brooklyn and Boston, could be involved. Rozier's fantasy value would sky rocket in Charlotte as he would instantly see an increase in minutes and usage. Rozier averaged 9.0 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 0.9 steals in 79 games for the Celtics last season.

Category: Transactions

Kyrie Irving will meet with the Nets on Sunday and it's expected the two sides will agree on likely a 4 year, 141M contract. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After a drama filled campaign with the Celtics, Irving has been rumored all off-season to sign elsewhere. The Nets have been linked to him all off-season, and a change of scenery wouldn't drastically change his usage. DeAngelo Russell will likely move on, making Irving a focal point of the offense. Irving averaged 23.8 points, 5.0 rebounds, 6.9 assists, and 1.5 steals in 67 games for the Celtics last season.

Aaron Baynes was acquired by the Suns as part of the Ty Jerome trade, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Baynes played a key role off the bench for the Celtics the past two seasons. He averaged 5.6 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 1.1 assists in 51 games for the Celtics last season. Baynes could see more minutes for the Suns, but his fantasy upside is limited.

Category: Transactions

Marcus Morris scored 14 points on 4-of-8 shooting, with 11 rebounds, three assists, and one turnover in 30 minutes in Wednesday's Game 5 116-91 loss to the Bucks.

Fantasy Impact: Morris posted his second straight double-double, and was one of the few bright spots in the Celtics Game 5 loss to the Bucks. Despite coming off the bench, he still played 20 more minutes than teammate Aaron Baynes. In the five games of this playoff series, Morris averaged 14.8 points and 9.4 rebounds in 30 minutes.

Category: Game Recaps

Gordon Hayward accumulated 10 points on 2-of-8 shooting, with seven rebounds, five assists, and two turnovers in 33 minutes in Friday's Game 3 123-116 loss to the Bucks.

Fantasy Impact: Hayward posted a solid stat line while finishing third in minutes played in Friday's loss. He has now reached double digits in scoring three of the past four games. Hayward bounced back from his poor outing on Tuesday, and will look to keep the solid play going for Monday's Game 4 against the Bucks.

Category: Game Recaps

Jaylen Brown scored 16 points on 5-of-12 shooting, with six rebounds, three assists, and two turnovers in 33 minutes in Tuesday's Game 2 123-102 loss to the Bucks.

Fantasy Impact: Brown continued his solid play on Tuesday, finishing second in the team in scoring behind only Marcus Morris. Brown is averaging 17.8 points, 5.75 rebounds, 1.25 assist, and 2.25 triples in his last four games.

Category: Game Recaps

Greg Monroe is expected to sign a deal with Philly to play out the remainder of the season. (Source: Jordan Schultz on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Monroe will sign with his third different team this season and boot Justin Patton from the roster in the process. Monroe brings solid depth but is unlikely to make much of an impact on the court unless Joel goes down.

Category: Transactions

Daniel Theis played just four minutes on Saturday grabbing one rebound while missing two shots as the Celtics beat the Lakers by a 120-107 score.

Fantasy Impact: With the Celtics having everyone healthy in the frontcourt there are not enough minutes to go around which effects Theis. The big man can be dropped in fantasy leagues for a better option on the waiver wire.

Category: Game Recaps