Thompson joins Langford in health, safety protocols ahead of Jazz tilt

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The Boston Celtics will be without more than just second-year wing Romeo Langford when they play the Utah Jazz Tuesday evening, with veteran big man Tristan Thompson joining the shooting guard on the league’s health and safety protocols, per the team.

While Thompson’s situation moving forward remains unclear ahead of the looming March 25 NBA trade deadline, head coach Brad Stevens related he expects Langford to remain out for the Celtics’ next two games on Wednesday and Friday while speaking to the press ahead of Boston’s home tilt with the Jazz, placing the Indiana native’s earliest return to action at Sunday, March 21 against the Orlando Magic at TD Garden.

It would be his season debut, with Langford yet to see the floor this season after a lengthy recovery from surgery on a tendon in his wrist hurt during the 2020 NBA postseason.

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It is unclear whether either player’s presence actually impacts the team’s plans for the trade deadline, but it certainly gives the Celtics far fewer opportunities to see the team at full strength.

If that is even a possibility with Thompson’s situation now murky regarding his potential return.

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