The Boston Celtics had three players listed as questionable with illnesses ahead of their Saturday afternoon clash with the Atlanta Hawks. However, it seems that most of their players are starting to feel better.
According to NBC Sports Boston's Chris Forsberg, Terry Rozier and Daniel Theis will be able to suit up on Saturday. Guerschon Yabusele will be inactive, but he is at the Garden and feeling better.
All three of Boston’s previously ill players — Terry Rozier, Daniel Theis, and Guerschon Yabusele — are feeling better and at TD Garden.— Chris Forsberg (@ChrisForsberg_) March 16, 2019
Yabu likely to be inactive vs. Hawks after missing Friday’s activities due to the illness.
Rozier returning will give the Celtics their backup point guard back, and it will likely cut down a bit on Kyrie Irving's workload. Against the Sacramento Kings on Thursday, Irving logged 38 minutes. With Rozier back in the fold, he will probably see a slight decrease as the coaching staff tries to keep him fresh.
As for Theis, he will slide into his role as a backup big once again. He will likely be behind Aron Baynes, but he should still see the floor unless rookie Robert Williams takes minutes from him. With Theis out last game, Williams played seven minutes.
The return of Rozier and Theis will likely push Semi Ojeleye out of the rotation for the time being. Ojeleye only logged two minutes for the Celtics against the Kings.
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