Derrick White out for Game 2 due to personal reasons

Derrick White out for Game 2 due to personal reasons

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Derrick White out for Game 2 due to personal reasons

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Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Al Horford cleared to return for Celtics; Marcus Smart expected back, but Boston without Derrick White for Game 2 vs. Heat. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…3:16 PM
CBS NBA @CBSSportsNBA
Celtics injury updates: Al Horford to play, Marcus Smart listed as probable, Derrick White out for Game 2
cbssports.com/nba/news/celti…2:59 PM
CBS NBA @CBSSportsNBA
Celtics injury updates: Marcus Smart listed as probable, Al Horford questionable, Derrick White out for Game 2
cbssports.com/nba/news/celti…1:02 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
In Game 1, Derrick White played 29 minutes, while Payton Pritchard logged 30.
My guess for tonight, assuming he’s healthy enough, is that Marcus Smart will play the 36-37 minutes he’s been playing. Pritchard will probably come down a tad. Probably still an Aaron Nesmith game too. – 12:26 PM
CBS NBA @CBSSportsNBA
Celtics injury updates: Marcus Smart upgraded to probable, Al Horford doubtful, Derrick White out for Game 2
cbssports.com/nba/news/celti…12:15 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Celtics’ Derrick White out for Game 2 vs. Heat for birth of child. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…12:15 PM
Joe Vardon @joevardon
Celtics’ Derrick White to miss Game 2 vs. Heat due to birth of his child, ⁦@The Athletictheathletic.com/news/celtics-d…12:12 PM
Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt
Celtics guard Derrick White, who started in place of Marcus Smart in Game 1, will miss Game 2 so he could be present for the birth of his child, Celtics coach Ime Udoka said. – 12:09 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Ime Udoka hinted that the plan was for Derrick White’s wife to be induced between games but the baby had other plans. – 12:05 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
New: Derrick White will miss Game 2 for the birth of his first child. A closer look at the Celtics rotation options in his absence masslive.com/celtics/2022/0…12:03 PM
A. Sherrod Blakely @ASherrodblakely
The Celtics will be without Derrick White, who will return for the birth of his first child. Ime Udoka said the baby is coming a little early. I talked with Derrick earlier about this. He said at the time that his wife was due May 22. – 12:00 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
Ime says the plan for Derrick White was to induce labor in between some games, but things changed – 11:59 AM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Ime Udoka says he’s feeling better, and that Derrick White is having a child that came sooner than expected. Udoka says White is expected to be back for Game 3. – 11:55 AM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Ime Udoka says he’s good now, Al Horford is still doubtful until testing results comeback later, Marcus Smart still had to test his foot out pregame, and Derrick White is having a baby.
“Came sooner than expected, but we support our guys as always in that situation.” – 11:55 AM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Ime Udoka says he’s good after being sick yesterday, and confirms that Derrick White left today for the birth of his child. Will play Saturday.
On Horford: “Al is still doubtful.” Tests pending.
On Smart: “Marcus is looking better.” Will try it pregame before final decision. – 11:55 AM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
Ime confirms Derrick White has left for the birth of his son, who is coming a little earlier than expected – 11:55 AM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Ime Udoka said he’s “good now” after dealing with a non-COVID illness yesterday. He said Derrick White is gone for the birth of his child. – 11:55 AM
Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
Derrick White, who started game 1 for Celtics in absence of Smart, out tonight for personal reasons. Smart probable – 11:22 AM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
With Derrick White out for Game 2, Payton Pritchard is in line for big role yet again in a crucial spot for Celtics: masslive.com/celtics/2022/0…11:19 AM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Per Celtics:
Derrick White – Personal Reasons – OUT – 11:14 AM
Mark Murphy @Murf56
Celtics announce that Derrick White is out tonight for personal reasons. – 11:06 AM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Derrick White out for Celtics-Heat Game 2 (personal reasons) nba.nbcsports.com/2022/05/19/der…11:01 AM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Celtics announce that Derrick White will miss tonight’s game because of personal reasons. – 10:58 AM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
New: Derrick White is out for Game 2 against the Heat tonight for personal reasons masslive.com/celtics/2022/0…10:54 AM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
Derrick White is out tonight due to personal reasons. Unsure what that is, but he announced that his wife was expecting back in November, so the math checks out. – 10:52 AM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
The Celtics said Derrick White is not available for tonight’s Game 2 due to personal reasons. Marcus Smart is expected to return for Game 2 after sitting out Game 1 with a mid foot sprain he suffered in Game 7 against Milwaukee Sunday. – 10:49 AM
Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
Derrick White will miss tonight’s Game 2 against Miami, Celtics say, for personal reasons.
More NBA from me: marcstein.substack.com10:45 AM
JD Shaw @JShawNBA
Celtics guard Derrick White will miss tonight’s Game 2 due to personal reasons, team says. – 10:45 AM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Celtics say Derrick White (Personal Reasons) is out tonight in Game 2 at Miami. – 10:45 AM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Derrick White is OUT for Game 2 due to personal reasons, per the Celtics. – 10:44 AM
Chris Forsberg @ChrisForsberg_
Celtics say Derrick White is out for game 2 vs Miami due to personal reasons. 👶🍼 – 10:44 AM
Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes
Boston Celtics say Derrick White is out tonight against the Miami Heat due to personal reasons. – 10:44 AM
Ben Rohrbach @brohrbach
Celtics rule Derrick White out for Game 2 for personal reasons – 10:43 AM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Derrick White is out for personal reasons tonight, per the Celtics. – 10:43 AM

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It was an aspirational goal, but attainable. After all, plenty of Division II hoopers have gone on to have rewarding careers overseas. Maybe one day, Henshaw thought, Strus could even play at one of the top international leagues in Europe. The two kept shooting, and Henshaw didn’t think much of it. Then Strus kept shooting, and shooting, and shooting until, eight years after lighting up Division II scoreboards, he became a starting shooting guard in the NBA. Now the overlooked recruit from Southside Chicago who spent five years in college, was cut twice from NBA teams and tore his ACL before ever finding his footing in the league is playing a key role for the Miami Heat as they get set to face the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals. It’s hard to see any of it happening without the springboard of Division II basketball. “Great story,” said Scott Trost, his head coach at Lewis. “It’s not a common path.” -via Substack / May 19, 2022

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