Jaylen Brown back and Grant Williams getting a start in tonight's season opener

As expected center Robert Williams and point guard Marcus Smart will Jayson Tatum in tonight's starting line-up versus old friends Kemba Walker, Evan Fournier, and the New York Knicks. Al Horford is still out due to COVID, but in a welcome surprise Jaylen Brown will be back tonight. That leaves one starting spot and Ime Udoka has chosen to go with Grant Williams. The trimmed down forward who gets a lot of unnecessary hate from Celtics fans, enters the pivotal third season of his career. He has a chance to get off to a good start with this (no pun intended) start tonight.