A Celtics injury report after new load management rules

The NBA is changing its load management governance. How will that affect Boston’s injury liabilities?

“Availability is the best ability,” the saying goes. It doesn’t matter how talented you are if you can’t stay on the court.

Making decisions to preserve players’ wellbeing is at the forefront of NBA teams’ goals – especially in Boston, where many important contributors have lengthy medical reports. The league made that history just a bit more of a factor in a rule change this week.

The policy passed by the NBA Board of Governors on Wednesday will penalize teams for resting a “star” player for a nationally televised game or at the same time as another star.

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