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The good news is that Guerschon Yabusele's MRI didn't turn up anything scary going on in his knee.

However, the Boston Celtics are playing it safe with the Dancing Bear, having him rest the final two games of the NBA regular season so he'll be as healed and healthy as possible for the first round of the playoffs.

Normally, this wouldn't even be newsworthy, but Boston basically has no room whatever for more injuries, or even players getting tossed by referees (we're looking at you, Marcus Morris) with only ten healthy players available at the start of the first round, and a slim possibility Marcus Smart can join them for the last game of the series should it go to seven.

While Yabu probably won't have a very big role in Boston's postseason, he could be called upon for significant minutes in the third and early fourth quarters of games to spell Al Horford. So, this is probably a wise move - no point risking injury with iffy players in games the Celtics don't want to win anyway.
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Justin Quinn 4/10/2018 12:41:00 PM Edit
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