Boston Celtics

Eastern Atlantic

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

Al Horford is no longer discussing a new three-year deal with the Celtics and is expected to sign a four-year free agent contract somewhere else. (Source: Steven Bulpett on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Horford declined his player option for the 2019-20 season, and appears to be moving on from the Boston Celtics. He has been a cornerstone of the franchise since 2016-17. Horford averaged 13.6 points, 6.7 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 0.9 steals, and 1.3 blocks in 68 games for the Celtics last season.

Category: Rumors

All-star point guard Kyrie Irving has been linked to the Brooklyn Nets for weeks. Irving is also expected to opt-out of his deal with his current team, the Boston Celtics. With this news, Steve Bullpit from the Boston Herald reported that Irving is prepared to sign with the Nets when he becomes a free agent in July. (Source: Bleacher Report)

Fantasy Impact: This would be a huge signing for the Nets. Brooklyn is also expected to try and keep guard D’Angelo Russell. This would form one the most dangerous backcourts in basketball while allowing Irving to play his natural style of basketball.

Category: Rumors

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

Jayson Tatum accumulated 17 points on 6-of-14 shooting, with 10 rebounds, four assists, two blocks, and two turnovers in 35 minutes in Monday's Game 4 113-101 loss to the Bucks.

Fantasy Impact: Tatum posted his second straight double-double after being a non-factor in Games 1 and 2 of this series. In his last four games, he's averaging 11.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.25 blocks, and 1.0 steal in 32 minutes. Tatum has been inconsistent, but he will look to continue his recent strong play in Wednesday's Game 5 against the Bucks.

Category: Game Recaps

Marcus Smart (oblique) will play Monday’s Game 4 against the Bucks. (Source: Chris Mannix on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Smart who suffered the oblique injury during the end of the regular season, is listed as active and will play Monday’s Game 4 against the Bucks. He averaged 8.9 points, 4.0 assists, and 2.9 rebounds in 80 game of the 2018-2019 regular season. Smart won’t be on a minute restriction, but will play a key role off the Celtics bench. He can be used as a punt play in Monday’s NBA DFS slate.

Category: Injury Updates

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

Terry Rozier put up three points on 1-for-2 shooting with a three-pointer and collected an assist over seven minutes before leaving the game with an illness.

Fantasy Impact: Rozier went back to the locker room in the first half, which is where he'll stay for the rest of the game. Rozier has an opportunity for minutes the last two games of the season if the team rests their veterans but fantasy owners will have to wait and see if he is over his illness.

Category: Injury Updates, 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