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Tristan Thompson, Robert Williams among players out Friday vs. Wizards [UPDATE]

The Celtics will be down three front court bodies to start the weekend. Carsen Edwards is available.

Tristan Thompson of the Boston Celtics looks on during the game against the Miami Heat on January 6, 2021 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images

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.

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.

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.