Jaylen Brown Set to Return Against the Rockets

Celtics wing Jaylen Brown is set to return from a hamstring strain injury Monday against the Rockets (1-15). The Celtics also that Romeo Langford is available to play and lists Dennis Schroder and Robert Williams as probable for Monday. Josh Richardson is the only player who might end up missing playing time tonight while battling a non-Covid illness.

At the time Brown suffered his injury November 4, Brown was averaging a career-high 25.6 points and 6.1 on 49.3 shooting from the field. As Boston’s starting center, Williams was putting up near-double-double (10.0 points and 9.2 rebounds per game).

The Celtics went 5-3 without Brown and won seven of their last 10 games behind the improved play of Jayson Tatum (25.2 points and 8.6 rebounds per game) and consistent production from Schroder, who is averaging 17.9 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 5.2 dimes per game.

The timing couldn’t be better for the Celtics (9-8) to be getting healthy, who could have their entire roster and original starting lineup when they play the Nets (12-5), Wednesday.