Boston Celtics fans have seemingly been on an ever-turning roller coaster of emotion throughout the entirety of the 2020-21 season.
Kicked off by a game-one bout against the Milwaukee Bucks that was won at the buzzer, nothing about this current campaign has been easy for the shamrocks. From six-game win streaks to devastating losses, this whole year has been one that has kept the fanbase on the edge of their seats.
Perhaps the most glaring issue about this year’s team is within the health department, as Boston has been one of the hardest-hit organizations when it comes to injuries.
COVID-19 has been the main guest within the locker room when it comes to ailments, but others such as Kemba Walker’s knee flairs and gruesome calf strains like the one sustained by Marcus Smart have also managed to make appearances as well.
More recently, this past Sunday’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers made way for yet another hiccup in the health department, as it saw the C’s two All-Stars, Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, collide during a late-game defensive effort on an inbounds play, forcing both players to head to the locker room and miss the remainder of regulation.
While no official word has been made about their status for the team’s upcoming matchup against the Orlando Magic, there seems to be a good chance at least one of the Jays winds up missing some in-game action — perhaps, most likely Brown who came into Sunday’s game with an ankle injury already.
Should this happen, and one or both of the star wings don street clothes on the pine, we at HH believe there are 2 players, in specific, who could actually wind up benefiting: