Around and around it goes, when will all the Boston Celtics injuries stop, nobody knows.
The Celtics will not be at full strength again Monday night when they take on the lowly 13-37 Atlanta Hawks as Marcus Smart will not play as he nurses his right thigh contusion that he sustained in Saturday’s win over the Philadelphia 76ers.
There is some good news on the Celtics injury front though as Enes Kanter, who had missed the last five games due to a right hip contusion, will suit up versus the Hawks as the 6-foot-10 big man got cleared after he went through this morning’s shootaround.
#NEBHInjuryReport Update vs. Atlanta:— Boston Celtics (@celtics) February 3, 2020
Enes Kanter (right hip contusion) - AVAILABLE
Marcus Smart (right thigh contusion) - OUT
Here's the Boston injury update for tonight in Atlanta:— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) February 3, 2020
Kanter - TBD. Going through shootaround now.
Smart - will probably sit out.
Walker - out, but on the trip.
Williams - moving in the right direction after a positive scan.
Edwards and Waters - both with Boston in Atlanta
Boston’s injury report doesn’t stop with Kanter and Smart as starting point guard Kemba Walker won’t be available as he is out for a second straight game due to left knee soreness.
Robert Williams continues to make progress from a left hip bone edema that has kept him sidelined since Dec. 9 as he had a good scan on his hip last Friday and will ramp up his recovery activities.
With Smart set to miss his ninth game this season, Tremont Waters and Carsen Edwards, who exploded for 41 points for the Maine Red Claws on Saturday in the G-League, will both be at the C’s disposal against the Hawks.
With both Kemba Walker and Marcus Smart out tonight, I'm curious to see if Brad Stevens rolls out some no PG lineups at points when Trae Young is off the floor for Atlanta. Let Gordon Hayward, Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum run the offense for small stretches of the game.— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) February 3, 2020