clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Marcus Smart will not play Monday vs. Hawks [UPDATE]

Celtics will be without Smart and Kemba Walker in Atlanta. Enes Kanter available to play.

Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart greets fans after defeating the Golden State Warriors at TD Garden. Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: Feb. 3, 12:36 p.m. — Smart has been ruled out while Kanter is available to play vs. the Hawks.

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.

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.