After playing in only four of Boston’s 15 games since the Trade Deadline back in March due to the Health and Safety Protocols, it appears that Evan Fournier is off the injury report and set to make his re-debut tonight as the Boston Celtics take on the Brooklyn Nets.
#NEBHInjuryReport vs. Brooklyn:
Jaylen Brown (left shoulder bursitis) – OUT
Kemba Walker (left knee injury management) – OUT
Robert Williams (left knee soreness) – OUT
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) April 23, 2021
Jaylen Brown (left shoulder bursitis) remains out as he recovers from his injury, and Kemba Walker still isn’t playing in back-to-backs. Robert Williams is still working his way back, though it’s clear that he’s not quite there yet. As strange as it may seem, this might be the closest the Cs have been to true full strength this season. Sure, there have been days when only Romeo Langford was on the report, but all of these names above are short-term injuries. Boston could be all set and ready to go for the home stretch starting next week.
Evan Fournier had a slow start to his Celtics career, but he quickly caught fire in his last two games before being sidelined for several weeks due to the Health and Safety Protocols. While some of his scoring was mitigated by the addition of Jabari Parker, it’ll be nice to have both players coming off the bench for Boston to add offensive firepower. As a bonus, Fournier has proven to be an excellent team defender so far with the Celtics.
The Celtics will need all the wing help they can get with Kevin Durant possibly making his way back from a thigh contusion tonight. He’s listed as questionable. If he does suit up, Fournier will be tasked to help mitigate the damage if Fournier himself is cleared from the reconditioning process.
The Boston Celtics take on the Brooklyn Nets tonight at 7:30 PM EST on ESPN.