As the Celtics wrap up their west coast road trip in Denver Monday, a few of their players are dealing with injuries sustained during the four game slate.
Terry Rozier sprained his ankle in the closing moments of the Celtics’ matchup with the Warriors on Saturday, and is questionable for Monday after missing the team’s shootaround.
#NEBHInjuryReport: Terry Rozier (ankle) will not go through shootaround this morning and is “50-50” for tonight, says Brad Stevens.— Boston Celtics (@celtics) January 29, 2018
Marcus Smart, Rozier’s partner in Boston’s bench unit missed the last two games after cutting his hand on a picture frame in a team hotel. He is expected to miss at least two weeks with the injury, but the Celtics said Monday that he will have a follow-up appointment this week to figure out what the next steps will be in his recovery.
In an effort to make up for the lost depth in the back court, Boston will look to one of their two-way players to fill the void. Marc D’Amico reported Monday that Celtics two-way guard Kadeem Allen received a call up for the team’s game against the Denver Nuggets.
Kadeem Allen has been called up by the Celtics and is with the team for this morning’s shootaround in Denver.— Marc D'Amico (@Marc_DAmico) January 29, 2018
Allen has only appeared in two games for a total of eight minutes this season, but is coming off a strong stretch of play in Maine which included a 46-point outburst. Shane Larkin picked up a lot of Smart’s minutes against the Clippers and Warriors, and now there should be plenty of opportunity to play if Rozier sits.
In other roster moves, Jarell Eddie’s 10-day contract is set to expire in the next few days. Head coach Brad Stevens would reportedly approve of Eddie getting a second 10-day deal, but the Celtics have not decided on that yet.
Stevens said he would be "all for" extending another 10-day to Jarell Eddie, but hasn't talked to Ainge about whether they will.— Jay King (@ByJayKing) January 29, 2018
Eddie made appearances in games against the Clippers and Lakers for a total of six minutes and missed the only shot he took. With the trade deadline looming, players can get moved to free up a role for him, so the Celtics could get a longer look at the sharpshooting wing before making those decisions.