#Celtics center Enes Kanter moving around very slowly at shoot-around this morning. He’s out tonight and tomorrow per Brad Stevens and will be reevaluated after the weekend. pic.twitter.com/beeTaVyHLH— Celtics on CLNS (@CelticsCLNS) October 25, 2019
Here’s the play from Wednesday where Josh Richardson’s head slams into Kanter’s left knee, causing the knee contusion. Kanter remained in the game, but the Celtics will take a cautious approach with their big man with a four day lay off until Boston’s next game on Wednesday against the Bucks.
Kanter’s absence will be felt in the back-to-back. Against the Sixers, he was a solid defender in one-on-one match ups against Joel Embiid. The Celtics could certainly use him tonight against Marc Gasol and a forward-heavy lineup vs. the Knicks.