By Souichi Terada | email@example.com | Published: Nov. 16, 2021, 6:00 a.m.
With Williams out for the entire second half, the matchup meant Kanter could get some rotation minutes. The end result was mixed, but Kanter’s solid stretch at the beginning of the fourth quarter provided a spark.
He set a great screen for Jayson Tatum, who knocked down the 3-pointer. Kanter earned a free throw because he was fouled when the shot went up. Then he followed that up with what he does best: offensive rebounds and put-backs. Kanter, in all, finished Monday with five points and two rebounds.
The matchups were the perfect fit for Kanter, Udoka said. The Cavs featured two big men in Evan Mobley and former Celtic Tacko Fall (also pushed into action because of availability). That meant the coverages matched up for Kanter to play, where he delivered.
“Instead of downsizing with a guy like Jabari, we went bigger tonight,” Udoka said. “It was the coverage we were in anyway, so we’ve benefited with Enes. He came in, came ready, and he was ready to play and made an impact.”
Kanter should be playing as the 3rd Center/Big, behind Rob Williams and Horford.
I think that on nights that we need to go with 2 Bigs, that we should put in Kanter for relief.
Kanter can play. He's especially good on the Offensive Rebounds.
Play him with one of Horford/R. Williams when the other needs to rest.
It just makes sense. -- Udoka has to start playing his Bench more.
The main 8-9 Guys cannot play the whole Season.