Enes Kanter impressed with Daniel Theis, Jayson Tatum after being away for weeks due to COVID-19

Ryan Hannable
June 19, 2020 - 9:10 am

After weeks away due to COVID-19, some Celtics players are back at the Auerbach Center working out.

One of those players is Enes Kanter and on The Enes Kanter Show podcast he discussed two players who impressed him upon returning to the facility.

“The last time I saw Theis, he was in good shape. He’s in really good shape and, now, I saw Theis and I'm like, “Dude, what did you do?” He actually looks way better than when we [the season paused in March],” Kanter said. “His body, his workouts — I’ve seen how he’s moving. I was like, ‘Dude this is crazy.’ He looks in really good shape. That’s the one guy that’s really amazed me the most, definitely Theis.”

The center also mentioned Jayson Tatum.

 "Jayson Tatum, it looks like he lost nothing," Kanter said. "He didn’t lose his touch, he’s still making some crazy shots. “He’s got that Trae Young haircut now. No, he’s good, man. Having fun, getting better. He looks really good to me. … I’m excited to see what he’s going to do out there.”

The Celtics and the rest of the NBA are scheduled to return to action in Orlando July 31.

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