Isaiah Thomas Will Miss Next 2 Games for Celtics with Knee Injury

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistMarch 16, 2017

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The Boston Celtics announced Thursday that point guard Isaiah Thomas won't travel with the team on road matchups against the Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers this weekend due to a right knee bone bruise.

Thomas missed four games in December after suffering a groin injury, but he's otherwise been healthy during the 2016-17 campaign.

In his second full season with the Celtics, Thomas is scoring a career-high 29.2 points per game while shooting 46.2 percent overall and 38.3 percent from three-point range. The 5'9" floor general has also tallied 6.0 assists and 0.9 steals per game working alongside Avery Bradley in Boston's starting backcourt.

Thomas' scoring output will be hard to replace, but the Celtics do have the backcourt depth to tread water in his absence.

Marcus Smart projects as Boston's interim starting point guard with Thomas out, while Terry Rozier should see additional ball-handling responsibilities off the bench.