07/13/2021, 10:18 PM
Dealing with knee soreness
The forward is currently considered day-to-day, with his next chance to play coming Friday in an exhibition rematch against Australia. Tatum struggled a bit in Monday's loss to the Aussies, shooting just 4-for-12 from the field while missing all six of his attempts from beyond the arc.
06/02/2021, 5:38 AM
Perimeter game goes missing in loss
Smart was once again called upon to do more work on the offensive end, possibly taking away from his energy on the other end of the court. Not renowned as an elite scorer by any stretch of the imagination, Smart certainly did an adequate job across the course of the series, despite some inefficient shooting. The Celtics season now comes to an end and with some doubts arising over their current squad, it will be interesting to see which way the front office decides to go heading into the 2021-22 campaign.
06/02/2021, 5:35 AM
Drops career-high 17 points in loss
Langford remained in the starting lineup against the Nets, filling in for Kemba Walker (knee) who was ruled out prior to the opening tip. In just his second year in the league, Langford is yet to establish himself as a reliable producer. Exactly what the Celtics roster looks like next season remains to be seen and so while this was a nice outing for Langford, his role is far from assured. At this stage, he is just a player to keep an eye on in case the Celtics part ways with any significant pieces before opening night.