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Enes Kanter feels Celtics ‘can beat every team on every floor’

Enes Kanter, Celtics

Enes Kanter thinks the Boston Celtics are going to be really special next season.

Kanter, who signed a two-year deal with the Celtics this summer after playing for the New York Knicks and Portland Trail Blazers last season, believes Boston “can beat every team on every floor.”

Last season with the Knicks and Blazers, Enes Kanter averaged 13.7 points, 9.8 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 67 games while shooting 54.9 percent from the field and 78.7 percent from the free-throw line. He signed a two-year, $9.7 million deal with the Celtics and will likely replace All-Star center Al Horford in Boston’s starting lineup.

Kanter is really excited to play with Kemba Walker, who is the new point guard in Boston. The three-time All-Star has career averages of 19.8 points, 3.8 rebounds and 5.5 assists in 605 games. Walker put up 25.6 points and 5.9 assists last season with the Charlotte Hornets.

In Boston, Kanter is reuniting with Gordon Hayward, who was his teammate for one season on the Utah Jazz. For the Celtics to be title contenders next season, they will need Hayward to play like an All-Star again.

This upcoming season will mark two years since Hayward suffered that gruesome ankle injury on opening night against the Cleveland Cavaliers, so he should be more explosive and comfortable on the court.