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With NBA playoffs looming, Aaron Nesmith is staying ready for the Celtics

'"Whenever your name is called, we need you, and we put you out there for a reason.'" On any given day or evening heading into a game, Aaron Nesmith typically has no idea how much he’s going to see the floor for the Celtics. The second-year guard/forward happens to play behind three of the Celtics’ most integral players – Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart – so playing time can understandably be a bit scarce.
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Celtics' Aaron Nesmith: Scores 11 points in limited action

Nesmith accumulated 11 points (4-5 FG, 3-4 3Pt), two assists and one steal in eight minutes during Sunday's 144-102 victory over Washington. Nesmith needed just eight minutes to register his eighth double-digit scoring performance of the season. The second-year wing's playing time was likely a result of Boston's commanding lead, as he garnered back-to-back healthy DNPs during the Celtics' previous two contests.
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Celtics' Aaron Nesmith: Returning to bench role

Nesmith will come off the bench for Wednesday's matchup with the Heat, Keith Smith of Spotrac.com reports. With Jayson Tatum rejoining the lineup after a one-game absence, Nesmith will shift back to a reserve role. The 22-year-old is averaging 3.6 points and 1.8 rebounds in 11.1 minutes per game this season.
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Celtics' Aaron Nesmith: Fills in with 13 points

Nesmith posted 13 points (5-8 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 1-1 FT), four rebounds, one assist and three steals over 39 minutes during Monday's 115-112 overtime loss to the Raptors. Nesmith entered the starting five with Jayson Tatum (knee) sidelined, and he didn't come close to absorbing Tatum's usual production. Although the Celtics have depth in the backcourt, the squad is particularly vulnerable when elite players like Tatum and Jaylen Brown (knee) are out of the lineup.
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Celtics' Aaron Nesmith: Joins starting lineup

Nesmith will start Monday's game against the Raptors, Brian Robb of The Springfield Republican reports. The 22-year-old will make his third start of the season with Jayson Tatum (knee) and Jaylen Brown (knee) both out on the second night of a back-to-back set. Nesmith has averaged 7.5 points and 3.3 rebounds over the seven games in which he's played at least 20 minutes this season, so he's not a risky streaming option even with Boston short-handed.
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Celtics' Aaron Nesmith: Lackluster during return

Nesmith logged five points (1-6 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and four rebounds across 14 minutes during Tuesday's 136-127 loss to the College Park Skyhawks. Nesmith made his G League return Tuesday. However, the forward failed to make all but one shot and failed to supply tallies in other statistical categories (apart from rebounds).
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Celtics' Aaron Nesmith: Assigned to G League

Nesmith was assigned to the G League's Maine Celtics on Tuesday, Keith Smith of Spotrac.com reports. Nesmith was recently cleared for action following a seven-game absence due to an ankle injury. However, he doesn't have a consistent role with the NBA club, so he'll presumably get extended run during his time in the G League.
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Celtics' Aaron Nesmith: Will play

Nesmith (ankle) will be available for Monday's game against Oklahoma City, John Karalis of Boston Sports Journal reports. This will put an end to a seven-game streak of absences for Nesmith, who hasn't played since March 3. His role has been all over the place this season, and given the recent absence it's no guarantee that he'll find more than a few garbage-time minutes.
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Celtics' Aaron Nesmith: Questionable Monday

Nesmith (ankle) is questionable for Monday's game against the Thunder, Chris Forsberg of NBC Sports Boston reports. Nesmith has missed the last seven games due to a sprained right ankle and it remains unclear if he'll be ready to return to the court Monday. If he's ultimately ruled out, his next opportunity to return will be Wednesday against the Jazz.
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Celtics' Aaron Nesmith: Won't play Sunday

Nesmith (ankle) will not play Sunday against the Nuggets. While coach Ime Udoka said Nesmith is getting close to a return, the young wing will miss a seventh straight game as he continues to contend with a sprained right ankle. There's a decent chance he'll remain out Monday at Oklahoma City to finish out the back-to-back set.
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Celtics' Aaron Nesmith: Upgraded to questionable

Nesmith (ankle) is available for Sunday's game against the Nuggets, Jared Weiss of The Athletic reports. Nesmith has been out for about two weeks due to a sprained ankle, but it appears he might be a bit ahead of schedule in his recovery. If he returns Sunday, he'll presumably be on a minutes limit.
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Boston Celtics: 2 teams that could trade for Aaron Nesmith

The Boston Celtics are firing on all cylinders during their second-half push and, with 13 games remaining on the docket, they could realistically continue their climb up the Eastern Conference standings and finish with a top-3 seed to head into the playoffs with. Once the illustrious second season begins, coach...
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Celtics Injuries: Aaron Nesmith Still Out With Ankle Sprain Vs. Warriors

The Boston Celtics will be missing some bench depth when they head to the west coast, as Aaron Nesmith will miss Wednesday’s game against the Golden State Warriors. Nesmith, who is dealing with an ankle sprain, was the only player listed on the team’s injury report as of Tuesday night. The 22-year-old forward has not played since March 3.
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Celtics Being Cautious With Jaylen Brown; Latest On Aaron Nesmith

The Boston Celtics had luck on their side when it came to Jaylen Brown’s sprained ankle. The same unfortunately can’t be said about Aaron Nesmith. Brown sprained his ankle March 1 in the first quarter of the Celtics’ win over the Atlanta Hawks. The guard only missed one game before returning Sunday in Boston’s dominant victory against the Brooklyn Nets.
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Celtics Injury Report: Aaron Nesmith Ruled Out Against Hornets

The Boston Celtics will have a limited bench on Wednesday as they take on the Charlotte Hornets. The Celtics released their injury report for Wednesday’s clash against the Hornets and Aaron Nesmith was the only player listed as out. Nesmith went down with a right ankle sprain during Tuesday’s...
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Celtics' Aaron Nesmith: Return date still far away

Celtics head coach Ime Udoka said Wednesday that Nesmith (ankle) will remain out for "a while," Jared Weiss of The Athletic reports. According to Udoka, Nesmith is still experiencing significant swelling of his sprained right ankle and will need the inflammation to subside before he's able to resume on-court activity. Once that happens, a clearer timeline for the second-year wing's return date could come into focus. Nesmith has been a fringy member of Udoka's rotation throughout the season, averaging only 10.5 minutes over 45 appearances.
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