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NBA Notebook: Celtics player power rankings (All-Star Break edition) – A new No. 1

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A look at the highs and lows across the Celtics roster after the month of January and the first half of February in our All-Star Break edition of the Celtics player power rankings.

Not ranked due to injury:

Rob Williams (Has not played since December )

16. Tacko Fall (Previous: 14): The 7-foot-6 center has only played twice with the C’s over the last month and a half but continues to post encouraging numbers for the Red Claws. He’s shooting 73 percent from the field and has 12 double-doubles in 22 games thus far in Maine, posting 12 points and 10 rebounds per game.

15. Tremont Waters (Previous: 15): The second-round pick was named to the Midseason All-NBA G-League team after he averaging 19.1 points, 7.8 assists, 3.1 rebounds, and 2.4 steals for the Maine Red Claws in the first half of the year. He saw a couple stints for the Celtics in January/February due to injuries but struggled with shooting (25 percent) in those four contests.

14. Vincent Poirier (Previous: 13): The Frenchman returned from a broken pinky in January but his chances of regular playing time this year have seemingly come and gone. He’s played in just seven games over the last month, a low number considering how shorthanded Boston has been due to injuries at times. With Rob Williams expected to return by the start of March, Poirier may be closer to not dressing for games soon on 13-man active player than getting any regular rotation minutes.

13. Carsen Edwards (Previous: 12): The 21-year-old has played 33 games for the Celtics this season but has seen just 30 minutes of action (in six games) since the start of 2020 as the C’s have emphasized getting him reps in Maine after he fell out of the rotation in Boston. The scoring returns (23.3 ppg) in Maine have been much more promising but the 3-point struggles (30 percent) have remained consistent despite the added volume. Internally, the C’s still really like Edwards but it’s going to be a very big next few months of development for him if he wants to keep his roster spot next year amid a very crowded depth chart.