BOSTON (CBS) — Evan Fournier will be making his Celtics debut Monday night when Boston starts a seven-game homestand at TD Garden. The new Celtics swingman has been upgraded to “available” for Boston’s tilt against the New Orleans Pelicans.
That means Celtics fans will get to see the new guy in their first game back at TD Garden in over a year.READ MORE: Julian Edelman Announces New Gig As Inside The NFL Analyst, Plus A Jump Into Entertainment Industry
Fournier, acquired by Boston for a pair of second-round picks at last week’s trade deadline, missed Saturday’s game in Oklahoma City due to COVID-19 protocols. He had flown into Boston on Friday for his physical and was ruled out for Saturday’s game. He was listed as “questionable” on Sunday night’s injury report, and upgraded to available after Monday’s shootaround.READ MORE: Patriots Mock Draft Roundup: Mac Jones Or Trey Lance In First Round?
With Jaylen Brown out with a hip injury, Fournier will likely start in his place as Boston’s starting shooting guard.MORE NEWS: Iceland's Arnor Traustason Eager To Make Mark With New England Revolution
Fournier averaged 20 points per game for the Magic this season, hitting 46 percent of his shots from the floor and 39 percent from downtown. He should provide some solid shooting and playmaking off the bench for Boston the rest of the season.