Kanter amassed 10 points (3-6 FG, 4-4 FT), 11 rebounds and one steal in 14 minutes in Wednesday's 112-106 win over the Cavaliers. With Kemba Walker (knee), Gordon Hayward (knee) and Jaylen Brown (hamstring) all sidelined for the Celtics, Kanter notched his first double-double in eight games. His playing time didn't see a huge jump, but the center made the most of the opportunities presented to him with Boston down three of their top four scorers. His minutes are going to be unreliable with Robert Williams and Daniel Theis both currently heathy for this front court, but if the Celtics continue to be without multiple starters Friday night against the Jazz, Kanter could produce another solid scoring effort off the bench.
Kanter finished with just four points (1-3 FG, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, two assists and one steal in 17 minutes during Tuesday's 118-106 victory over the Trail Blazers. Kanter has basically been a fantasy afterthought of late, ranking outside the top-300 over the past two weeks. Kanter can certainly contribute when given sufficient playing time; however, at this stage, his defense is so bad that the Celtics are finding it difficult to have him on the floor. If Daniel Theis were to suffer an injury, perhaps Kanter could be considered in 12-team leagues but as of right now, he can be safely left on the waiver wire.
Kanter failed to score (0-2 FG), adding just three rebounds in eight minutes during Tuesday's 116-105 loss to the Rockets. Kanter barely saw the floor Tuesday, succumbing to the small-ball style of the Rockets. His inability to switch out on defense often limits Kanter's impact and the Rockets took full advantage. As long as Daniel Theis is healthy, Kanter seems destined to play no more than 20 minutes on any given night, leaving him a deeper-league asset only.
Kanter is not in the starting lineup Sunday against Oklahoma City. The 27-year-old started the last two games and averaged 27.0 minutes in the absence of Daniel Theis (ankle), but Theis makes his return to the court Sunday. Kanter should return to his more modest role off the bench, when he's averaging 17.6 minutes per contest.
Kanter scored 16 points (5-11 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 6-7 FT) while adding 15 rebounds and a block in 28 minutes during Friday's 112-107 win over the Hawks. With Daniel Theis nursing an ankle injury, Kanter had a big role for Boston against a depleted Atlanta frontcourt that's still waiting for trade deadline acquisition Clint Capela to join the roster. Kanter's 28 minutes played were a season high, leading to his eighth double-double of the year. Once Theis is healthy again though, expect Kanter's minutes to dwindle back into the teens on most nights.
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