Kemba Walker and 3 other Celtics out vs. Magic

Nick Friar
February 05, 2020 - 12:35 pm
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Gordon Hayward (right calf contusion) and Enes Kanter (right hip contusion) are good to go against Orlando. Leading up to Wednesday’s shootaround, both had been listed as probable for Boston.

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The Celtics are going to need both of them and Tremont Waters, who was also at Celtics shootaround. Because, on top of Robert Williams, who is still out due to his left hip bone edema, the Celtics will be without Kemba Walker (left knee soreness), Marcus Smart (right quad contusion) and Daniel Theis (right ankle sprain) against the Magic.

Brad Stevens expressed Theis “could be (out) a little bit longer than some of these day-to-day guys.” Walker is day-to-day and Smart is “very day-to-day.”

As for Time Lord, Stevens had an update. Though, nothing has changed regarding the big man playing before the All-Star break — he will remain out.

“We’ve gotten even more good news,” Stevens said. “So, we’re really going to start pushing him after the All-Star break. He’ll start practicing with us after the All-Star break and then hopefully he’ll come back soon thereafter.”

As for exactly what things will look like for Williams after the break, the hope is he’ll be able to take part in most activities in the Celtics’ first practice post-All-Star Game.