Kadeem Allen to start tonight vs. Milwaukee Bucks

The Boston Celtics' injury woes continue! Shane Larkin and Terry Rozier have officially been ruled OUT for tonight's matchup with the Milwaukee Bucks, leaving the team thin at the point guard position.

Rozier was expected to suit up tonight after telling the media yesterday that we was "definitely" going to play against the Bucks. Brad Stevens relayed a similar message.

Unfortunately, Terry wasn't 100% this morning during shoot-around, so the Celtics will have him rest to get that ankle in tip-top shape.

So, for the first time in his one-season career, Kadeem Allen will start for the Boston Celtics.

This will be Allen's thirteenth game putting on the hallowed, green jersey.

Kadeem has played in 34 games for the Maine Red Claws of the NBA G-League, and is averaging 17.6 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.9 assists, and 2.2 steals per game. He currently leads the team in assists and steals.

Allen is known for his defensive ability, and should prove worthy guarding Eric Bledsoe, and maybe even some Giannis Antetokounmpo in tonight's game.

Allen will be the only traditional point-guard to suit up for the Cs tonight, so we can expect some unconventional lineups from Brad. I'm particularly excited for some point-center action from Al Horford, but we should also be on the look out for Jayson Tatum and Marcus Morris to see some minutes running the point.

It's weird. We're at game 77 of the NBA season, and I'm not worried at all that the Celtics are starting a G-Leaguer against a playoff team. With Brad Stevens at the helm, it seems like anyone can be a legit NBA talent. The league should just announce Coach of the Year now. The choice is obvious, so just get it over with already.

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