Jayson Tatum to miss games as he enters COVID Protocols; Al Horford and Grant Williams return

As every team seemingly is getting decimated by COVID, it was only a matter of time that one of the Jay's would fall victim unfortunately. The Celtics will be without star Jayson Tatum tonight in Minnesota and presumably in Boston later this week versus the Suns and Clippers.

Expecting the Celtics, or any NBA team for that matter, to be at full strength anytime soon is a fool's errand. It's just not happening. So the key is for others to step up with every absence. Enes Kanter has stepped up at times at center and most recently Payton Pritchard has at the guard position.

Al Horford and Grant Williams return tonight for the Celtics, so presumably they'll be all set at 4 and 5 positions.