UPDATE: Jan. 8, 10:50 a.m. — The Celtics announced that three players are out Friday vs. the Wizards due to health and safety protocols. Thompson, Time Lord and Grant Williams are sidelined and will quarantine for 7 days. Carsen Edwards is OK and will be available.
#NEBHInjuryReport update:— Boston Celtics (@celtics) January 8, 2021
Carsen Edwards - AVAILABLE
Tristan Thompson (Health & Safety Protocols) - OUT
Grant Williams (Health & Safety Protocols) - OUT
Robert Williams (Health & Safety Protocols) - OUT https://t.co/wr8MkDqTQh
The Boston Celtics are dealing with multiple players questionable for Friday’s game vs. the Washington Wizards due to contact tracing. Among those players are Tristan Thompson, Robert Williams, Grant Williams and Carsen Edwards. Jeff Teague (ankle) is also questionable after missing the past couple games due to injury.
The Celtics say Grant Williams, Robert Williams, Tristan Thompson and Carsen Edwards are all questionable for the Wizards game in Boston tomorrow due to the league’s Health and Safety Protocols. A reasonable assumption is that they are in a contact tracing situation.— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) January 7, 2021
If the Celtics are without all those players for their matchup with the Wizards, they’d be pretty shorthanded in the front court. Not like that has made much of an impact. The Celtics have been winning games while players have been sidelined all season. It would basically mean Daniel Theis would need to play most of the minutes at center with Jayson Tatum shifting over to power forward again. Semi Ojeleye would likely get more run off the bench as well. It might not be significant enough. Brad Stevens would likely just go with a tight rotation.