|IT technically not shaking anyone's hand.|
Marcus Smart and center Tyler Zeller were both admitted to New England Baptist Hospital on Sunday as the Boston Celtics attempt to combat a batch of illnesses that have spread throughout the organization.
"Marcus, he has the bug that has been going around -- the [gastrointestinal] bug. And then Tyler's had an ear infection and some sinusitis for a while," Celtics coach Brad Stevens said Monday. "[Zeller] was really feeling under the weather [Sunday], more so than even in the past couple of weeks, and he's been battling for a while now. Hopefully those guys get discharged soon and are able to join us ASAP."
Jae Crowder was able to play through his bug, while Avery Bradley sat out Friday's game. AB should be back for tonight's game. We'll keep you updated on whether Marcus and Tyler are able to play. My hunch would be no.
Apparently the 52 point man Isaiah Thomas is immune to getting sick (or just wise with precautions):
Isaiah Thomas, fresh off his 52-point performance on Friday night against the Heat, said he's not taking any chances with so many teammates ailing.JR 1/03/2017 12:24:00 AM Tweet Edit
"I only fist bump anyway. I don't shake nobody's hand," he said. "When I go through doors, I go through doors [with jersey over his hand]. And I don't get sick. So I'm good. I don't know the last time I got sick."