Horford questionable, Morris out for Celtics vs Jazz

NBA.com Global on Mar 29, 2018 08:07 AM
Horford questionable, Morris out for Celtics vs Jazz
Al Horford NBA file photo

NBA.com staff report

The Boston Celtics already have a thinned backcourt due to injury. Their frontcourt could be less deep as well today, too.

All-Star center Al Horford is questionable with a left ankle sprain, while forward Marcus Morris says he will not play because of a right ankle sprain.

All-Star guard Kyrie Irving had surgery on his left knee last week and is expected to miss three to six weeks. Fellow guard Marcus Smart had surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb on March 16 and is expected to be out six to eight weeks. Center Daniel Theis was lost for the season after having knee surgery on March 12 (Mar. 13, PHL time).

In an effort to add some depth to the roster, the Celtics signed former NBA guard and current Northern Arizona Suns player Xavier Silas to a 10-day deal. Silas last played in the NBA in 2011-12 with the Philadelphia 76ers and has been in the NBA G League from 2011-12 to 2017-18. He averaged 18.4 points, 4.1 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.2 steals per game in 43 G League games this season.

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