October 13, 2020, 9:42 amEnes KanterC, Boston Celtics
Jared Weiss of The Athletic is reporting that Enes Kanter is likely to opt-out of his contract for next season and test the market.
Kanter played 58 games for the Celtics in the regular season and averaged 8.1 points and 7.4 rebounds across 16.9 minutes, his lowest minutes per game since his second year in the league. He has a player option for next season at around $5 million, but he’s happy in Boston and may even be willing to take on a more diminished role in order to stay. The Turkish center has played nine seasons in the NBA on five different teams and it’s likely that he isn’t returning to a starting role anytime soon.
Source: The Athletic
September 17, 2020, 10:18 pmJaylen BrownSG, Boston Celtics
Jaylen Brown's 21 points, six boards and two 3-pointers weren't enough to push the Celtics to victory on Thursday night.
Brown was the third Celtic to score more than 20 points tonight, but it just wasn't enough against this well-balanced Miami team. It's hard to ask for too much more than this from Brown, but without Gordon Hayward in the rotation, the Celtics need help. The bench production in this game just won't cut it going forward. They got 16 bench points split between 24 minutes of Brad Wanamaker (seven points and two triples) and 11 good Enes Kanter minutes (nine points and six rebounds).
September 3, 2020, 5:05 pmRobert Williams IIIC-F, Boston Celtics
Robert Williams suffered no lasting impact after taking a hard fall during Tuesday's victory over the Raptors, according to Brad Stevens.
Williams provided plenty of energy off the bench during the Game 2 victory. scoring 10 points in the first quarter alone. He took a hard fall during that period and although he was able to return to the court, he did receive treatment to his back during the game. Enes Kanter is yet to play in the series and it appears as though Williams is going to play the bulk of the backup minutes moving forward.
Source: Jay King on Twitter
August 30, 2020, 3:45 pmRobert Williams IIIC-F, Boston Celtics
Robert Williams put up 10 points, five rebounds and two blocks in Sunday's win over the Raptors, hitting all five of his shots for good measure.
Williams' shots are pretty much all dunks so it's not to be unexpected, but it was nice to see nonetheless. His length and rim protection are going to be important in this series and it's no surprise that he got the call today while Enes Kanter was a DNP-CD. That should be the norm unless the Raptors decide to crash for offensive rebounds.
August 19, 2020, 9:46 pmEnes KanterC, Boston Celtics
Enes Kanter nears double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds in Game 2 win on Wednesday.
Kanter was solid on Wednesday aside from uncharacteristically bad free-throw shooting (1-of-5 FT). He had one of the best +/- on the team with plus-24. Kanter should continue to see decent minutes against the Sixers frontcourt, but the deeper the Celtics' progress in the playoffs the more likely it becomes he will get played off the floor.
August 17, 2020, 10:30 pmGordon HaywardSF, Boston Celtics
Gordon Hayward (right ankle sprain) left Monday's game early and will undergo an MRI.
Hayward landed on the foot of Daniel Theis while playing defense. Celtics head coach Brad Stevens was unsure of the injury's severity. However, he was seen using crutches after the game. Robert Williams, Enes Kanter, and Grant Williams could pick up some minutes if Hayward misses time.
Source: NBC Sports
August 13, 2020, 2:46 pmEnes KanterC, Boston Celtics
Enes Kanter started on Thursday and scored eight points with five boards, three dimes and a block.
Kanter put up the usual line we expect from him, shooting an efficient 4-for-6 from the field with little else.
August 12, 2020, 4:58 pmDaniel TheisPF, Boston Celtics
Daniel Theis (right foot soreness) will miss the team's last regular season game on Thursday vs. Washington.
The Celtics are resting their six primary players on Thursday, although some are being listed as out with injuries. We can assume that none of these injuries would hold these guys out of a playoff game. Theis can be safely dropped in resumption leagues with this report. Robert Williams and Enes Kanter will be intriguing options on Thursday.
Source: Chris Forsberg on Twitter
August 10, 2020, 5:58 pmDaniel TheisPF, Boston Celtics
Daniel Theis (right foot soreness) is deemed probable to face the Grizzlies on Tuesday.
Coming off perhaps his least impressive performance of the bubble so far, Theis has popped up on the injury report. There has been no indication the injury is going to be a long-term issue but if he does miss the game, both Enes Kanter and Robert Williams stand to gain the most.
Source: NBA Injury Report
August 9, 2020, 8:08 pmDaniel TheisPF, Boston Celtics
Daniel Theis had his work cut out for him against Nikola Vucevic and the Magic on Sunday, finishing with six points (3-of-4 FG), seven rebounds and three blocks over his 30 minutes.
Theis was quiet all in all, but he still had a better night than Enes Kanter, as Kanter picked up four fouls in just eight minutes. He did still post four points and eight rebounds for his trouble. Theis remains a reliable contributor who is good for standard-league value based on his strong percentages and all-around production in 3-pointers, rebounds and blocks. Kanter has his moments, but the big scoring nights on occasion are not enough for standard-leagues.
August 4, 2020, 10:55 pmEnes KanterC, Boston Celtics
Enes Kanter posted 10 points (5-for-6 FG), five rebounds and an assist on Tuesday as the Celtics came up short against the Heat.
Kanter was on the floor for 15 minutes, which is fairly customary for him (17.4 MPG this season). He provides little else, both in real life and in fantasy, other than points and rebounds. He's always been a big liability on defense and doesn't get to the FT line nearly enough. Kanter's best days are clearly behind him, but he still has an important role on a hopeful Celtics squad.
August 2, 2020, 6:32 pmDaniel TheisPF, Boston Celtics
Daniel Theis got put in the weight room against Jusuf Nurkic and the Blazers on Sunday, picking up five fouls in 28 minutes but finishing with nine points, two rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block.
Theis also hit all four of his field goals to help fantasy GMs out. He's a well-rounded player but can still struggle in certain matchups, though the fact that he always contributes in multiple ways really preserves a top-120 floor. Enes Kanter got some extra run because of today's matchup and cooked up 11 points, eight rebounds and a block in 20 minutes. He's a late-round asset at best in the bubble.
July 28, 2020, 6:54 pmJayson TatumSF, Boston Celtics
Jayson Tatum will not play on Tuesday night after being given the night off to rest according to Brad Stevens.
Tatum will join a host of others on the sideline for Tuesday's scrimmage against the Rockets. Along with Marcus Smart, Gordon Hayward, Jaylen Brown, Kemba Walker, Daniel Theis and Enes Kanter, the Celtics will be basically running their second and even third units all night. There is no reason to be concerned here and those targeting Tatum in drafts will still need to part with a first-round pick to secure his services.
Source: Chris Fosberg on Twitter
July 24, 2020, 8:06 pmEnes KanterC, Boston Celtics
Enes Kanter scored 11 points and pulled down 10 rebounds in 12 and a half minutes of action in the Celtics' Friday scrimmage vs. the Thunder.
Kanter was actually the only Celtic to score in double figures. That said, it's tough to expect the Turkish center to do this on a regular basis during the actual resumption of the season. In the end, we recommend placing your late-round pick with Daniel Theis who had eight points, three rebounds and three assists in this outing.
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.