Per the Celtics, the team will be without their battery of big men against the Wizards tonight and the following week:
#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
Earlier in the morning, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported that Carsen Edwards was included in the group, but he has since been removed from the injury report.
Robert Williams has tested positive for COVID-19, but is asymptomatic per The Boston Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach. Yesterday, teams were required to wear proximity sensors to aid in off court contact tracing; the bracelets do not track location, but proximity and location to others wearing sensors. Per the Boston Herald’s Mark Murphy, Grant Williams and Thompson sat next to Robert Williams on the bench for “at least fifteen minutes” “wearing masks” which automatically triggers the 7-day quarantine.
The Celtics are already without Kemba Walker (knee stem cell injection recovery) and Romeo Langford (thumb surgery). After spraining his ankle in Detroit, it appears as though Jeff Teague will be available tonight. After spending a week on the injury report for health and safety protocols, Javonte Green is also set to return.
Here's the Celtics depth chart for the next week:— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) January 8, 2021
PG - Teague (maybe), Pritchard, Waters
SG - Smart, Green, Edwards
SF - Brown, Nesmith
PF - Tatum, Ojeleye
C - Theis, Fall
Over the next week, the Celtics will face the Wizards tonight, the Heat again, travel to Chicago on a one-game road trip, and then return home for a two-game series against the Magic. With the NBA loosening their restrictions on two-way contracts, Boston heads into the next five games with twelve healthy players including Tacko Fall and Tremont Waters.