Jeff Green, Vitor Faverani to miss tonight's preseason opener
The Celtics kick off the preseason tonight when they host the 76ers at the TD Garden. Today the team announced that both Jeff Green and Vitor Faverani will sit with minor injuries.
Jeff Green (strained calf) and Vitor Faverani (knee soreness) are both out for tonight's @celtics preseason opener.
— Marc D'Amico (@Marc_DAmico) October 6, 2014
Faverani has been battling swelling in his knee throughout training camp. Green suffered a mild calf strain during Friday night's scrimmage. Marcus Smart also missed practice yesterday with a groin strain, and according to Brad Stevens was "questionable or probable" for this evening (via ESPN Boston's Chris Forsberg).
No word from the Celtics on Marcus Smart, so the rookie could still potentially make his preseason debut (and maybe start) against Sixers.
— Jay King (@ByJayKing) October 6, 2014
Whether or not Smart can go, with both Green and Rajon Rondo out, there's a good chance Evan Turner may start at either point guard or small forward.