Celtics Will Be Without Derrick White for Saturday Night Game
Published: Nov. 04, 2023, 9:56 a.m. | Updated: Nov. 04, 2023, 11:01 a.m.
The Boston Celtics will face a challenge on Saturday night as they will be missing one of their key players, Derrick White. The team announced that White will be unavailable for personal reasons, as he and his wife are expecting the birth of their second child.
White has been a standout performer for the Celtics this season, especially since taking over the starting point guard position. He has been shooting over 50 percent from the field and 3-point range, making a significant impact on the team’s success. This will be the first game he has missed since the 2022 NBA Playoffs, where he was absent for an Eastern Conference Finals game to attend the birth of his son, Hendrix.
Without White in the lineup, the Celtics will rely on Payton Pritchard and Sam Hauser to step up and take on bigger roles in the game against the Brooklyn Nets. There is a possibility that one of these players may even start in White’s place, with Jrue Holiday shifting to point guard. Additionally, bench players such as Lamar Stevens or Svi Mykhailiuk could see increased playing time in White’s absence.
Boston will also be missing Neemias Queta, their two-way center, due to a foot injury. Despite these setbacks, the team remains determined to secure their fifth consecutive victory against the Nets. The game is scheduled to tip off at 8 p.m. ET.
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