By CBSBoston.com Staff

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.

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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.

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With Jaylen Brown out with a hip injury, Fournier will likely start in his place as Boston’s starting shooting guard.

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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.

CBSBoston.com Staff