Celtics: Horford, Baynes, Hayward declared out vs. Hornets

Celtics: Horford, Baynes, Hayward declared out vs. Hornets

The Boston Celtics are dealing with some injuries at the moment. They will be without three key players during their game against the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday night.

According to the Celtics' official Twitter, Aron Baynes, Gordon Hayward, and Al Horford are all going to be out while the team visits Charlotte.

None of these absences are particularly surprising. Horford is likely just getting a maintenance day to rest his sore knee, as the team will be playing back-to-back games on Saturday and Sunday.

Baynes injured his ankle against the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night. The ankle injury was originally expected to keep him out at least a couple of weeks, but he may return far earlier than expected. It seems that he now may have a chance to suit up on Sunday against the San Antonio Spurs.

With both Baynes and Horford out, that would figure to lead to extended minutes for Daniel Theis and Robert Williams in the frontcourt rotation. Theis seems likely to draw the start in place of Horford.

Hayward is still subject to the league's concussion protocol, so his status will be up in the air until he clears that. The team figures to be cautious with him and won't rush him back.

In Hayward's absence, Jaylen Brown will likely see more minutes off the bench while Semi Ojeleye could rejoin the rotation as well.

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Celtics' Enes Kanter posts hilarious, spot-on Tacko Fall impression

Celtics' Enes Kanter posts hilarious, spot-on Tacko Fall impression

Enes Kanter remains on top of his TikTok game.

The Boston Celtics center took a break from eating marshmallows off a treadmill to share his hysterical impression of teammate Tacko Fall.

Watch his latest masterpiece below:

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That's about as accurate as it gets.

As much as it seems Kanter is making the most of quarantine life, he's itching to get back onto the court. He recently expressed concern about the NBA season potentially getting cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, which especially would be crushing since the C's are in the mix for a title.

You can hear more from Kanter in the latest episode of "The Enes Kanter Show" below:

Former Celtics star Paul Pierce wants in on virtual game of HORSE

Former Celtics star Paul Pierce wants in on virtual game of HORSE

A virtual game of HORSE? The NBA certainly is trying to get creative amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The NBA and ESPN are working on televising a HORSE competition involving "several high-profile players," according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The competitors would take shots from their home gyms and have to match those of other players. 

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Will one of those "high-profile players" be former Boston Celtics star Paul Pierce? It's possible, and he wants in on the competition.

The 10-time All-Star actually could make a splash in the competition -- he shot 44.5 percent from the field and 36.8 percent from beyond the arc in his 19-year NBA career. 

If the 42-year-old ends up competing in the competition, the only thing going against him would be his age. However, if he's anything like Tom Brady then he'll be just fine. 

With the NBA season on pause due to the COVID-19 outbreak, a HORSE competition could be pretty fun to watch.