NBA rumors: Jaylen Brown, Al Horford questionable tonight

Chris Grenham: Jaylen Brown and Al Horford are both questionable tonight, per the Celtics. Romeo Langford is doubtful.

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Horford, under contract for two more seasons, will remain a member of the Thunder and will continue to train at the team’s facility. Coach Mark Daigneault said Horford is unlikely to travel for away games. "When I arrived, I understood the direction of the team, we had a great individual plan in place for me, and I feel like as a result I’ve played really good basketball for the Thunder," Horford said in a statement. "At the same time, I know what it’s like to be a young, aspiring player, and at this point in the season I understand how important playing meaningful minutes is for their careers and their development."
Brandon Rahbar: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander will play today. The other four usual starters Lu Dort, Theo Maledon, Darius Bazley and Al Horford are out. Mark Daigneault will wait until closer to game time to announce the starters.
Gary Washburn: Al Horford has completed his pre-game workout and looks ready to go. #Celtics #Pacers pic.twitter.com/QwdGjlgM0z
Sean Grande: As of 5:07pm, Al Horford will play tonight. He will go through his regular pre-game routine and decide.
Chris Grenham: Jaylen Brown and Al Horford are officially available tonight vs Orlando, per the team. Terry Rozier and Guerschon Yabusele are questionable.
Chris Forsberg: Brad Stevens said Jaylen Brown is out with back spasms that flared this morning before shootaround. Says it’s not a long-term concern, expects him back in “couple days." Al Horford will play.
Chris Grenham: Celtics officially announce that Baynes and Hayward are available tonight.
Chris Grenham: Gordon Hayward is officially out tonight due to the concussion protocol. Robert Williams is sick and also out, while Al Horford is available, per the team.
John Karalis: Celtics announce Gordon Hayward is now in the NBA Concussion Protocol and it doubtful vs. Denver. Al Horford is probable with a sore level knee. Robert Williams is sick and listed as questionable
Jay King: Al Horford said his knee felt good tonight. Called the time off “very helpful.” “It’s just good to be back. Sitting on the sidelines is tough.”
Matt Velazquez: Brad Stevens confirms Al Horford, Marcus Morris and Aron Baynes are all out tonight. Those three have all spent time guarding Giannis in the past, leaving Semi Ojeleye as one of the only C’s left with experience regularly covering him. Should make things interesting tonight.
Mark Murphy: Horford will miss his fifth straight game tonight due to patellar tendinitis. According to Stevens, Horford's next test will come during Tuesday's practice.
Scott Souza: #Celtics coach Brad Stevens on Al Horford's potential return from patellofemoral pain syndrome: There is a target time frame but we’re not going to really talk about it. Because we don’t necessarily want to be quick in this. We’ve got to be right in this.
Boston Celtics center Al Horford will miss "at least a few games" after being diagnosed with patellofemoral pain syndrome in his left knee, coach Brad Stevens said Wednesday. The Celtics also said Gordon Hayward, who has been dealing with an illness, won't play Wednesday night against the Washington Wizards. The 32-year-old Horford, who is averaging 12.4 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game for the Celtics this season, has missed the past two games after a 19-point, 12-rebound performance against the New York Knicks on Thursday. "This is one of those things that it just wasn't getting better," Horford said, according to the Celtics' official Twitter account.
Tom Westerholm: The Celtics’ injury report for Washington includes Baynes and Horford (both questionable) and Hayward (doubtful with his illness). No Kyrie, however, which is a good sign.
Scott Souza: #Celtics Al Horford said he's been dealing with knee issue about a month, but it flared up after Knicks game on Thursday. Said he tested it today but it's still not where he needs to be to play.
Scott Souza: #Celtics Al Horford said professional in him wanted to be out with team tonight w/ C's shorthanded, but added it's best to be cautious. Horford still talking "days" more than longer when talking about returning from patella tendinitis.
Sean Grande: Aron Baynes and Al Horford questionable, Guerschon Yabusele out tomorrow against New Orleans. The Pelicans about to tip off in Detroit, front-end of a back-to-back.
Mark Murphy: Horford rode an exercise bike and then tried to warm up on the court, but said his left knee was too sore. An MRI taken of the knee recently was negative. "No structural damage," he said.
Jay King: Al Horford has a sprained wrist. Doesn’t sound like it’ll force him to miss any real games, but he’s out tonight.
Sean Grande: Marcus Morris and Al Horford will both return tonight. Jaylen Brown (toe) will play. Shane Larkin (ill) is out.
Jay King: Al Horford's here at Staples Center despite being out tonight. PR requested no camera lights during his pregame interview.
Brian Robb: Horford said left knee is the issue. Hurt it last night, wasn't sure which play. He says he's day to day.
Sean Grande: Al Horford is back. The "regular" Irving, Brown, Tatum, Horford, Baynes starting lineup tonight against Utah.
Sean Grande: Unless something happens in warmups. Jayson Tatum will play tonight. Al Horford is out. So, there you go.
After the Celtics lost to the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference finals, Ainge said that Horford had been playing through nagging elbow pain since suffering a sprain in March. The forward says he feels better now, though, and is looking forward to starting this possibility-filled season. “I’m doing good,” Horford said. “The time off always helps. I’m doing well, just working. I’m trying to get better, get stronger.”
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