October 19, 2021 | 5:05 pm EDT Update
Jared Weiss: Celtics announce Jaylen Brown has cleared COVID protocols but is still questionable for tomorrowās season opener in New York as he ramps up his activity. Al Horford remains in the protocol and is out.
James Plowright: Terry Rozier on Bouknight āHeās special, heās a guy that probably wonāt win ROTY but in a couple of years down the line heāll be a hard matchup, heās a starter. Heās special and I donāt say that about too many rookiesā
Harrison Wind: Michael Malone on Nikola Jokic entering the season: “I think he’s in a good place…I think heās a little bit, probably, fatigued, like most first time dads are. Thatās not something that is out of the ordinary. This is life. Weāll help Nikola get through it. Thatās where it canāt be all Nikola every night. Other guys have to step up and bring their game and contribute to the cause. We know we’re capable of doing that. The challenge is how consistently can we do that?”