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Boston’s bad COVID luck has Evan Fournier anxious to get to work with Celtics

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Sidelined by the league’s health and safety protocols before he even had a chance to play for the Celtics, Fournier found himself out against with a positive COVID case not long after being cleared to play with the team in yet another example of the worst luck of that sort in the NBA.

At the time of this writing, Boston is “Ahead” of the next-closest team in player-days lost to COVID by 44 days total – 162 total to the Dallas Mavericks’ 118, per Fansure’s COVID-19 dashboard – with Fournier coming in second on the team for days lost to tie Romeo Langford. Co/3JHTIE98HH

– The Celtics Wire April 24, 2021

Only veteran big man Tristan Thompson has missed more time with 26 days lost to the protocols – and like the Canadian center, neither had much of a chance to get up to speed with the team, instead having to learn on the fly. Co/xV5dyiGIhL

– The Celtics Wire April 24, 2021

Asked if he used the downtime to study the team more from afar, Fournier affirmed he had been, but emphasized the import of getting in reps with his new team in person. Co/djBfbJmvpz

– The Celtics Wire April 24, 2021

If Boston is going to make a serious postseason run, they’ll need to have their entire team working together more closely trusting one another and knowing that the players on the court with them know the system and where to be in it at any given moment.

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