July 7, 2020, 8:51 amEnes KanterC, Boston Celtics
After signing with the Celtics as a free agent last year, Enes Kanter lost the starting job to Daniel Theis and played just 17.5 minutes in 51 games, good for 187/181 in 8/9-cat scoring formats.
Kanter failed to score in double-digits for the first time since 2013, but he collected 7.7 rebounds and blocked a career-high 0.7 shots per game. His lack of defensive efficiency was what forced Brad Stevens to move him to the bench and it looks likely that he continues to battle Robert Williams for the backup center minutes in Boston. He has a player option for next year and it will be interesting to see if he chooses to look for a better deal on the open market.
June 3, 2020, 9:23 pmEnes KanterC, Boston Celtics
Sean Deveney reported that "multiple agents say not all players are on board with an NBA return".
One agent said, "Most of the guys are excited, fired up, they want to get back out there. Those are 95 percent of the conversations I have had". There are players that feel the money is not worth putting themselves and their families at risk. Enes Kanter weighed in on the topic, saying "there are some other team's players out there, that they don't want to play. They're like, 'It's just a game. I'm not going to risk my life". It is likely that the high-profile players will still play, but it looks like some role players may not be willing to take the risk to join their team when the NBA season resumes.
March 9, 2020, 4:44 pmRobert Williams IIIC-F, Boston Celtics
Robert Williams (back strain) is probable to play in Tuesday's tilt vs. the Pacers.
Williams is third on the depth chart behind Daniel Theis and Enes Kanter. He can be left on the waiver wire in standard leagues. However, he has shown that he has the potential to be a blocks specialist if he ever locks down a bigger role. He is a name to watch as he continues to work on his craft as this is only his second season in the league.
Source: Jay King on Twitter
February 19, 2020, 7:50 pmRobert Williams IIIC-F, Boston Celtics
Robert Williams (hip) participated in practice on Wednesday and felt good.
The Celtics are encouraged by Williams' progress and plan to ramp him up in practice over the next 1-2 weeks. Williams will be behind Enes Kanter and Daniel Theis in the rotation and will only have appeal as a block specialist. Kanter and Theis will lose value when Williams enters the rotation. Theis is a top-70 player over the past month in 26 minutes per game while Kanter is outside the top-175 in 19 minutes per game. Theis will likely hold standard-league value and Kanter will remain a low-upside option in 16-team leagues.
Source: Tim Bontemps on Twitter
February 13, 2020, 11:31 pmDaniel TheisPF, Boston Celtics
Daniel Theis fouled out and was limited to 24 minutes on Thursday night, scoring 12 points and blocking two shots.
Theis had to watch the late stages of this contest from the bench, but that didn't mean Enes Kanter replaced him either. Kanter played just 20 minutes for his eight points and eight boards as Brad Stevens opted to use Grant Williams instead, who didn't trouble the scorers. Theis and Kanter are both worth owning as top-100 and top-150 values, respectively.
February 9, 2020, 6:02 pmDaniel TheisPF, Boston Celtics
Daniel Theis (right ankle sprain) logged 30 minutes on Sunday afternoon, notching 13 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and a 3-pointer.
Theis' defense was much-needed against a dangerous Thunder team and he took the vast majority of the playing time, even though he was returning from a one-game absence here. Enes Kanter was limited to four points, eight rebounds and a steal in 17 minutes off the bench and his value will be dependent on how well Theis is playing when both are healthy. Both guys should be rostered in just about all leagues but Theis has more upside given his stat set and playing time trends.
February 7, 2020, 10:30 pmEnes KanterC, Boston Celtics
Enes Kanter gobbled up 15 rebounds and scored 16 points in a win Friday over the Hawks.
Kanter was out there for 28 minutes and was extremely effective. He went 6-for-7 from the free throw stripe and also blocked a shot. With Daniel Theis still on the shelf, Kanter will continue to be a high volume option in the Celtics' front court.
February 7, 2020, 7:08 pmGrant WilliamsPF, Boston Celtics
Grant Williams will start at power forward on Friday when the Celtics face the Hawks.
The Celtics are without Daniel Theis as well and that will allow Enes Kanter to start at the center. Williams and Kanter will have nice boosts in value for the Celtics on Friday, and Williams has some appeal as a DFS option.
Source: Brian Robb on Twitter
February 6, 2020, 4:55 pmDaniel TheisPF, Boston Celtics
Daniel Theis will remain out with a right ankle sprain for Friday's matchup vs. the Hawks.
Theis has been solid, yet unspectacular this season and warrants a roster spot in standard leagues. Enes Kanter and Grant Williams will see a boost in value for as long as Theis remains out. Kanter and Theis were both winners from a fantasy perspective at the trade deadline as the Celtics did not trade for a center as many speculated that they would.
Source: Jay King on Twitter
February 5, 2020, 7:36 pmEnes KanterC, Boston Celtics
Enes Kanter (right hip contusion) will start on Wednesday vs. the Magic.
Kanter will start on Wednesday and should see extended run with Daniel Thies and Robert Williams out.
February 5, 2020, 1:06 pmEnes KanterC, Boston Celtics
Enes Kanter (right hip contusion) will be available for Wednesday's game.
Kanter had previously been considered probable. With Daniel Theis and Robert Williams out, he's in a nice situation against the Magic.
Source: Boston Celtics on Twitter
February 4, 2020, 4:41 pmEnes KanterC, Boston Celtics
Enes Kanter (right hip contusion) is being listed as probable ahead of Wednesday's matchup with the Magic.
This will be Kanter's second game back after a five-game absence. The Celtics will be without Daniel Theis and Robert Williams in this one, opening up ample minutes for Kanter. He may have been dropped in a few leagues and remains a nice pickup for rebounds, high percentages and double-digit points.
Source: Jay King on Twitter
February 3, 2020, 12:50 pmEnes KanterC, Boston Celtics
Enes Kanter (bruised right hip) will play on Monday against the Hawks.
Kanter is coming back from a five-game absence. He was rolling before going down but Daniel Theis has picked up the pace in his absence, so it remains to be seen what his minutes will look like going forward. The timeshare caps everyone's ceiling here, but Kanter's floor is lower as a pure double-double threat. The line between top-100 guy and frustrating hold is razor thin.
Source: Marc D'Amico on Twitter
February 2, 2020, 8:56 pmEnes KanterC, Boston Celtics
Still recovering from his right hip bruise, Enes Kanter is questionable to take on the Hawks on Monday.
Kanter has been questionable for a few days now and is likely heading for a game-time decision. He will offer late-round value in standard leagues, with solid percentages accompanying his double-double potential. Life in a timeshare with Daniel Theis will not allow him to expand his production further than that.
Source: NBA Injury Report
February 1, 2020, 12:16 pmEnes KanterC, Boston Celtics
Enes Kanter (right hip bruise) will not play against the Sixers on Saturday.
Kanter will miss his fifth straight game but should be very close to a return. Daniel Theis continues to be a must-start player in his absence with top-50 value over the last two weeks and should continue to hold standard league value even once Kanter returns.
Source: Chris Forsberg on Twitter