Boston Celtics Player News: Last 7 days, All Positions

News: Irving (knee) totaled 13 points (6-13 FG, 1-5 3Pt), nine rebounds, six assists, one steal and one block over 25 minutes in Team LeBron's win over Team Giannis in the 2019 NBA All-Star Game.
Impact: Irving's knee, which has caused him to miss six of his last 11 games, didn't seem to bother him during the All-Star Game as he made a number of key plays down the stretch. Irving will try to guide his team to a playoff berth coming out of the All-Star break.
News: Irving (knee) said that he's healthy and will play during Sunday's All-Star game, Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe reports.
Impact: Irving has missed six of the past 11 games, but he's healthy enough to participate in Sunday's exhibition. During the 2018 All-Star game, he posted 13 points, nine assists, seven rebounds and one steal across 28 minutes.
News: Tatum ended with 30 points (12-24 FG, 6-14 3Pt), nine rebounds, three assists, and two steals in 26 minutes during Team USA's 161-144 victory over Team World.
Impact: Tatum was in scoring mode Friday, scoring 30 points in 26 minutes during Team USA's victory in the Rising Stars Challenge. Along with Kyle Kuzma, the pair attempted 51 field-goals, almost half of the entire teams total. Tatum continues to have a productive season for the Celtics, although is perhaps underachieving when compared to the numbers people may have been hoping for. That being said, he is one of the most consistent fantasy assets you will find and his numbers should continue along the same trajectory as the season progresses.
News: Irving (knee) will travel to Charlotte for All-Star weekend with his personal trainer and the team's physical therapist to continue his rehab, Steven Bulpett of the Boston Herald reports.
Impact: A sprained right knee kept Irving on the sidelines for a pair of games heading into the All-Star break, but it sounds like the point guard could be cleared to return for Sunday's exhibition. Either way, Irving should be ready to go following the break, barring any setbacks.
News: Brown finished with 17 points (8-15 FG, 1-4 3Pt), seven rebounds and two steals across 30 minutes Wednesday against Detroit.
Impact: Brown was held to just seven points in 24 minutes during Boston's previous matchup with Philadelphia, but he responded well from a quiet showing by hitting over half of his shots from the field. He also proved effective on the boards, securing seven rebounds in a 118-110 victory. The former California Bear remains firmly rooted in a bench role but will enter the All-Star break averaging 12.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists through 52 contests.
News: Horford scored 17 points (6-12 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and recorded 14 rebounds along with eight assists and a steal across 31 minutes Wednesday against Detroit.
Impact: Horford secured almost as many rebounds as he scored points, and he went 3-for-5 from beyond the arc for the second straight game. His presence on the boards was also a big plus for Boston, who would go on to win 118-110 at TD Garden. Horford has put together double-digit scoring outputs in three of his previous four contests, and he's knocked down at least one shot from deep in each of those matchups.
News: Tatum accumulated 19 points (8-18 FG, 3-8 3Pt), four rebounds, four assists and two steals across 34 minutes Wednesday against Detroit.
Impact: Tatum led his squad with 19 points, but everyone in the starting five also chipped in and finished in double figures in a 118-110 victory at home. The 20-year-old has been a reliable contributor for the Celtics throughout the 2018-19 campaign and will enter the All-Star break averaging 16.4 points, 6.3 boards, 1.9 assists and 1.0 steal through 57 games.
News: Hayward collected 18 points (5-8 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 7-8 FT), five rebounds, eight assists and a steal over 34 minutes Wednesday against the Pistons.
Impact: Hayward finished with 18 or more points for the third straight contest, and although he's certainly struggled at times throughout this season, it appears he's shaping up of late. The 6-8 forward is posting averages of 17.0 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.8 assists in his last five contests. His stint with the first unit may not last more than one game, however, as Kyrie Irving (knee) is expected back after the All-Star break.
News: Hayward will start Wednesday's game against the Pistons, Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald reports.
Impact: Hayward will start in place of usual starter Kyrie Irving, who continues to be sidelined with a knee injury. Hayward, who's been struggling to recover fully after sustaining a season-ending ankle injury last year, appears to be finally getting into gear and has scored at least 18 points in three of his past four games.
News: Williams will not play in Wednesday's game against the Pistons due to an illness.
Impact: Williams appeared on the injury report for Tuesday with a sore back, and now he's being held out of Wednesday's contest due to an illness. Williams, however, has not been a featured member of the team's rotation as of late so his absence will have a minimal impact on the team against Detroit.
News: Rozier (illness) will not play Wednesday against the Pistons, Tom Westerholm of MassLive.com reports.
Impact: As expected, the Celtics will be without both of their primary point guard options. As a result, Brad Wanamaker figures to see extra minutes, while Jaylen Brown, Gordon Hayward and Marcus Smart could see extra ballhandling responsibilities.
News: Rozier is considered doubtful to play Wednesday against Detroit due to an illness, Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald reports.
Impact: With Kyrie Irving (knee) already ruled out, it looks like Boston will be shorthanded in the backcourt, so Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum will each be in line for more opportunity. Rozier started in Irving's place Tuesday night and finished with just five points, five assists and four rebounds in 31 minutes.
News: Irving (knee) won't play Wednesday against the Pistons, Chris Forsberg of NBC Sports Boston reports.
Impact: Due to a sprained right knee, we won't see Irving again until after the All-Star break. For Wednesday's matchup, with Terry Rozier (illness) doubtful, the Celtics' backcourt will be depleted. Marcus Smart and Jaylen Brown are candidates to have the ball in their hands more often.
News: Hayward generated 26 points (8-11 FG, 6-7 3Pt, 4-4 FT), four rebounds, three assists and a steal across 28 minutes Tuesday against Philadelphia.
Impact: Hayward caught fire Tuesday, following up a 19-point performance Saturday with his third 20-plus-point outing of the season. Although he hasn't been at peak form for much of this season, Hayward seems to have found a groove offensively of late to reward those who stayed patient with him through his struggles.
News: Horford recorded 23 points (9-16 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight rebounds, five assists and four steals in 35 minutes Tuesday against the 76ers.
Impact: Horford topped 20 points for the first time since January 26th while playing tenacious defense on MVP hopeful Joel Embiid. The scoring outburst was a nice boost for owners who are more used to Horford's steady jack-of-all-trades play. After a slow start to the new year, the veteran center has kicked it up a notch and is averaging 14.6 points, 7.2 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.7 blocks over his past 14 games.
News: Morris finished with 17 points (7-13 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight rebounds and two assists in 33 minutes during Tuesday's win over the 76ers.
Impact: Morris resumed his efficient scoring in Tuesday's pivotal win over Philadelphia, making more than 50 percent of his shots for the first time since returning from a one game absence on February 5th. Despite the Celtics' apparent lack of effort this season, Morris is thriving in his second season in Boston, scoring a career high 14.6 points per game, with career-best splits of 47.6 percent from the field, 41.1 percent from three and 87.4 percent from the line.
News: Tatum posted 20 points (7-15 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 5-5 FT), 10 rebounds, two steals, two blocks and an assist in 34 minutes Tuesday against Philadelphia.
Impact: Tatum recorded his seventh double-double of the season and second in his past three games. While continuing to provide steady scoring and rebounding numbers, Tatum's stepped up his defensive production recently and is averaging 1.7 steals and 1.7 blocks over his past five games.
News: Rozier, as expected, will start Tuesday against the 76ers, Jay King of The Athletic reports.
Impact: With Kyrie Irving (knee) sidelined, Rozier will start. In that role, he's averaging 14.2 points, 5.9 assists, 5.6 rebounds and 1.9 steals across 30.8 minutes.
News: Williams, due to a sore back, will be a game-time call for Tuesday's matchup against the 76ers, Jay King of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Due to injuries and the emergence of Daniel Theis as a backup center option, Williams has seen his role reduced over the past month. If ends up available Tuesday, it might only be in a depth capacity.