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Tue. Sep 30, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Faverani (knee) is set to practice during training camp, but could be limited during some of the sessions of two-a-days, NESN reports.
Impact: Faverani had surgery back in March to repair a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee. It has recovered enough for him to start training camp on time, which is great news considering he's only going into his second season in the league. The Celtics will monitor his time on the court, and have him take some practices off in order to keep him fresh, and avoid the risk of re-injuring the knee. He'll slot in as a reserve center, fighting for a position in a crowded frontcourt with the likes of Kelly Olynyk, Tyler Zeller and Jared Sullinger. The injury doesn't help his chances of establishing more of a presence as a contributor, but we'll see what he can do once he's fully healthy.
Tue. Sep 30, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bradley is unlikely to play the point this season, CSN New England reports.
Impact: Coach Brad Stevens will focus on Evan Turner, Marcus Smart, and Phil Pressey to direct the offense with Rajon Rondo (hand) out of commission for 6-to-8 weeks. Thus, Bradley will got the nod at two-guard one season removed from averaging 15.0 points (on 44 percent shooting), 3.8 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.4 treys, and 1.1 steals in 31 minutes across 58 starts.
Mon. Sep 29, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Young does not anticipate spending time in the D-League this season, Ben Rohrback of reports.
Impact: At the team's media day Monday, Young was asked if he envisions himself spending time in the D-League as a rookie. "Definitely not," the Kentucky product responded. While the choice won't ultimately be up to Young, it's difficult to speculate where he'll fit into the backcourt rotation as a rookie. Avery Bradley, Marcus Smart, Evan Turner and Marcus Thornton currently project ahead of him on the depth chart at shooting guard, but Young's size may allow him to slide over to small forward. Regardless, he'll need to prove he's capable of handling a consistent role in the NBA, or the team could opt to send him to the D-League, where he would see starter's minutes on a nightly basis, albeit against much weaker competition.
Mon. Sep 29, 2014 | STATS
News: Boston announced Monday that it has waived Thomas.
Impact: Thomas averaged 1.9 points over eight games for the Spurs and Jazz in 2013-14. He was traded in the offseason from Utah to Cleveland, then to Boston.
Mon. Sep 29, 2014 | STATS
News: The Celtics announced Monday that they have waived Lucas.
Impact: Lucas, who had been traded from Utah to Cleveland and then to Boston in the offseason, averaged 3.8 points in 42 games for Utah in 2013-14.
Mon. Sep 29, 2014 | STATS
News: Boston announced the signing of Turner on Monday. The second pick in the 2010 draft averaged 17.4 points for Philadelphia in 54 games last season before being traded to Indiana on Feb. 20. He started two of his 27 games with the Pacers, averaging 7.1 points.
Impact: Turner has averaged 11.1 points per game since winning the Naismith Trophy and John R. Wooden Award as national college player of the year in 2009-10 with Ohio State. With Rajon Rondo out six to eight weeks after breaking a bone in his right hand, Turner could get a shot at point guard, a position he played in his last college season.
Mon. Sep 29, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Olynyk said the wrist injury he suffered is no longer an issue and he will be a full participant in training camp, CSNNE's A. Sherrod Blakely reports.
Impact: He still figures to be in a dog fight for minutes in the frontcourt with Jared Sullinger, Brandon Bass and Tyler Zeller, but his health won't be a factor in how many reps he gets in camp.
Sun. Sep 28, 2014 | STATS
News: Babb has been waived by the Celts.
Impact: Babb is a free agent.
Sun. Sep 28, 2014 | STATS
News: The Boston Celtics rebuilding project suffered a major setback when four-time All-Star Rajon Rondo underwent surgery Friday for a broken left finger.
Impact: The Celtics said the point guard is expected to miss six to eight weeks after breaking his finger in a fall at his home Thursday night. The team gave no further details.
Fri. Sep 26, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Smart will likely assume the starting point guard role throughout training camp, preseason and the first few weeks of the regular season with Rajon Rondo's (hand) recent injury.
Impact: Smart was slated to be the backup to Rondo coming into the season, but with Rondo's 6-8 weeks recovery timetable meaning he'll likely miss the first three weeks of the regular season, Smart should assume the starting role alongside Avery Bradley. He makes a decent target in the late round of drafts, particularly if you need steals and assists, and can absorb a below average field goal percentage.
Fri. Sep 26, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Updating a previous report: Rondo had successful hand surgery Friday after breaking it at home Thursday and will have to miss the next 6-8 weeks as a result, The Boston Globe reports.
Impact: Rondo will almost certainly be unavailable or diminished to start off the regular season. This updated timetable for return suggests that he could miss up to three weeks of the regular season and may still be affected by the injury even when he ultimately returns to the court. His value will take a hit in most drafts, but he's still one of the better options at point guard around the league and might be a steal in mid rounds if he's only forced to miss the first three weeks of the regular season.
Fri. Sep 26, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rondo is expected to miss the next six weeks after he had surgery to repair his broken hand Friday, The Boston Globe reports.
Impact: With the start of the Celtics' season coming on Oct. 29, it seems like Rondo may be in jeopardy of missing a small portion of the regular season. The initial timetable would mean that the point guard would miss the first week of the regular season, although his status will most likely be updated many times before then. Most detrimental to Rondo is that he'll be limited throughout training camp. Even if only misses a week of the regular season, it may take him a couple weeks after that before he's at 100 percent.