The Boston Celtics have finally found their starting center. Enes Kanter has some big shoes to fill.
The Celtics needed a center badly. I don’t think that Robert Williams is ready to be your starter just yet. Bringing in Kanter helps keep your starting rotation on par with the rest of the Eastern Conference.
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Kanter’s game isn’t exactly pretty, but he gets the job done. Last season Kanter averaged 13.7 points and 9.8 rebounds per game.
Boston will definitely enjoy his rebounding. That is a part of the game that the Celtics have been lacking in.
Kanter is also one of the toughest guys in the NBA. He doesn’t take crap from anyone. I can’t wait to see Kanter go up against Joel Embiid and the 76ers.
You would hope that with an increased number of minutes that Kanter could improve his scoring output. Boston has plenty of guys that love to shoot from the perimeter. If Kanter can swallow up some of those missed shots he could have a career year.
Averaging 15 points or more would be a great sign for the C’s. Especially since the last time Kanter averaged 15 or more points was in the 2014-15 season.
There is also something interesting that Boston needs to keep in mind in regards to Kanter. He can’t travel outside the United States.
Kanter has been very outspoken about the current president of his homeland Turkey which has resulted in there being an international warrant placed on his head.
Imagine if the Celtics had to play the Toronto Raptors in the playoffs and they just lost a member of their starting five? Not exactly an ideal scenario.