UPDATE: Feb. 3, 12:36 p.m. — Smart has been ruled out while Kanter is available to play vs. the Hawks.
#Celtics injury report vs. ATL:— Clevis Murray (@ClevisMurray) February 3, 2020
Enes Kanter - Right Hip Contusion - Available
Marcus Smat - Right Thigh Contusion - Out
Robert Williams lll (hip) wasn’t on the injury report. Could be an indication he’s available for tonight
Boston Celtics G Marcus Smart told reported Monday morning that he’s unlikely to play against the Atlanta Hawks. Enes Kanter remains questionable while Kemba Walker is expected to be out again due to knee soreness.
Marcus Smart says he’s probably going to sit out tonight. Sore from getting kneed in the quad by Embiid.— Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach) February 3, 2020
The Celtics were without Walker and Kanter for Saturday’s win over the Philadelphia 76ers. Jaylen Brown stepped up with 32 points and Jayson Tatum added 25. Smart started for Walker and had a decent stat line with 16-4-4 and two steals. If Smart and Walker are out, the only logical starter at guard is Brad Wanamaker. The Celtics could also use Gordon Hayward in the back court with Brown. Those two are my favorite plays from Boston if Smart, Walker and Kanter are all out.