Aron Baynes‘ ankle injury may not be as serious as originally believed, which would reduce the need to add another center. Coach Brad Stevens said Baynes, who was diagnosed with a Grade 2 sprain on Wednesday, may be available for tomorrow’s game with San Antonio (Twitter link from A. Sherrod Blakely of NBC Sports Boston).
Thomas Robinson, who joined the Celtics’ G League affiliate in Maine this week, is also being considered for the open roster spot, Smith adds (Twitter link). Robinson has averaged 14 PPG and 14 RPG in his first three games for the Red Claws, who will end their season tonight. Smith describes the competition to fill the 15th spot in Boston as “fluid” and says some believe Robinson has the inside track.
The fifth player selected in the 2012 draft, Robinson spent the season in China before coming to the G League. The 28-year-old joined the Hawks for training camp last fall, but hasn’t played in the NBA since the 2016/17 season.