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Nelson (Ankle) missed his fifth consecutive game Saturday against Toronto.

Nelson has been nearing a return, but was sidelined once again on Saturday. Trade rumors regarding Nelson have been circulating over the past few days, so it's possible he'll be moved to a contender well before the deadline.

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Nelson will in fact be inactive for Friday's game against the Pacers, the Boston Herald reports.

Nelson has been dealing with a minor ankle injury, although his two most recent stints on the inactive list are less about his health and more about coach Brad Stevens' vision at this point in the season. The veteran could certainly play a role if the Celtics were in playoff contention, although that seems unlikely and so Stevens is affording younger guards like Marcus Smart and Phil Pressey time on the court with a more long-term goal in mind. Unless Nelson gets moved again before the trade deadline, he may be in store for a quiet second half of the season.

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Nelson (ankle) will likely be inactive for Friday's game against the Pacers, Marc D'Amico of Celtics.com reports.

Coach Brad Stevens said Friday that he intends to keep the same inactives that he had Wednesday, thus meaning that Nelson will likely stay off the court for his fourth-straight game. If that comes to fruition Nelson's next opportunity to play will come against the Raptors on Saturday.

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Nelson (ankle) will not play Wednesday against the Nets.

Coach Brad Stevens said Nelson was close to returning but was not quite healthy enough, so the point guard will miss his third straight contest due to a sprained ankle. His absence should equate to more minutes for both Marcus Smart and Phil Pressey.

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Nelson (ankle) is considered a game-time call for Wednesday's game against Brooklyn.

A sprained ankle has kept Nelson out of the Celtics' last two contests, but he said Tuesday that his condition is improving. He'll likely test it out during shootaround before making a final call. If he's cleared, he'll likely come off the bench. In six games since coming over from Dallas, Nelson is yet to top nine points, but he's notched three games of eight or more assists.

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Nelson (ankle) says his ankle has improved but he remains day-to-day in advance of Wednesday's matchup with Brooklyn.

Nelson has missed the last two games since spraining his ankle Friday against the Nets. He'll likely test it out during Wednesday's shootaround, after which an update on his status should be available. In his absence, Phil Pressey has seen increased minutes off the bench with Evan Turner moving into the starting lineup.

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Nelson (ankle) will not play Monday against Charlotte, reports.

Nelson will miss his second straight game while dealing with a sprained ankle. The Celtics will likely go with Avery Bradley and Evan Turner in the backcourt after the pair combined for 46 points (20-37 FG) in Saturday's overtime loss to Chicago. Consider Nelson questionable to play Wednesday against Brooklyn.

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Nelson (ankle) will not play Saturday against the Bulls, CSNNE.com reports.

It's not entirely clear when or how the injury occurred, but Nelson will be forced to sit with what's been labeled a right ankle sprain. His absence should create more minutes for Evan Turner and Phil Pressey.

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Nelson moved to the bench for Friday's game against the Nets and was able to contribute 11 points (1-3 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-3 FT), three rebounds, and eight assists in just 17 minutes.

Nelson managed to put up some impressive numbers in just 17 minutes of action. It still seems unclear who Brad Stevens will implement as his starting point guard moving forward, whether it's Nelson or rookie Marcus Smart, and only time will tell since each player has respectively started once during their two games together. Smart seems to be the point guard of the future, although Nelson is a solid veteran who can help the Celtics win right now, as evidenced by his efficiency Friday.

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Nelson recorded 9 points, 11 assists and 4 steals in 30 minutes of play Tuesday night, his first start for the Celtics.

It was a nice return home to Orlando for Nelson, who played his first ten NBA seasons for the Magic. Nelson got the start over rookie Marcus Smart. Expect the two to juggle starts as the Celtics try to showcase Nelson before the February 19 trade deadline. Smart is also still gradually recovering from his ankle and achilles injuries.