Enes Kanter cleared to play against Mavericks

Enes Kanter cleared to play against Mavericks

It was easy to guess the topic Brad Stevens, Enes Kanter and a couple other Celtics staffers were discussing when they held a quick, visible meeting at Monday’s shootaround. Kanter was finding out if he would be able to play against the Mavericks.

Whether it was his big grin or the fist pump following the meeting, it was clear he’d received good news.

“I am good to go tonight, finally,” Kanter said at shootaround.

Kanter had been sidelined since he suffered an injury in Boston’s season opener. Though he was diagnosed with a left knee contusion, the big man has been out for over two weeks.

“They just wanted me to bee a hundred percent,” Kanter said. “They just didn’t want me to be 95%. They just wanted me to be a hundred percent and feel comfortable. I think it was more (of) a confidence thing. Because when you come back from an injury, when you play 5-on-5, you (are) still thinking about it. Thinking about if it’s going to happen again. They just wanted me to beat that.

“I played 1-on-1 (Sunday). Three days ago, I played 5-on-5. Feel pretty confident, (we’ll) see how it feels tonight.”

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