By Jessica Camerato
Kendrick Perkins is expected to miss the last three games of the Celtics' West Coast trip because of a left knee injury suffered in Tuesday night's victory against the Golden State Warriors.
A source told CSNNE.com Perkins suffered a strained MCL. He's listed as day-to-day, but is expected to miss Thursday's game in Denver, Saturday's game in Los Angeles against the Clippers, and Monday's game in Utah.
The news was later confirmed to CSNNE.com's A. Sherrod Blakely by Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge.
Perkins left Tuesdays game in the third quarter and said following the Celtics win that he was real sore.
Perkins suffered a right knee injury during Game Six of the 2010 NBA Finals which kept him out until January 25. He has appeared in 12 games since his return, averaging 7.3 points and 8.1 rebounds in 26.1 minutes.
The Celtics are already playing without centers Shaquille O'Neal and Jermaine O'Neal. Semih Erden returned to action on Tuesday after missing time due to a strained adductor and taking a leave to see his ill mother in Turkey.
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The Celtics continue to offer James Young or R.J. Hunter for a second-round pick, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo’s The Vertical reports.
The Celtics need to be down to 15 players by 5 p.m. Monday. Young and Hunter are on the bubble to make the roster. For CSN Celtics Insider A. Sherrod Blakely’s look at the candidates for the final roster spot, click here.
The Celtics have released former Providence College forward Ben Bentil, Yahoo’s The Vertical reports. They selected Bentil, 6 feet 9, 235 pounds, with the 51st pick overall in the second round of the NBA draft in June.
Bentil averaged 5.0 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in the preseason.
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Boston has released forward Ben Bentil, league sources tell The Vertical. Bentil could become waiver claim or affiliate option elsewhere.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 21, 2016
Here’s more on Bentil and the other candidates for the Celtics’ 15th and final roster spot here from CSN Celtics Insider A. Sherrod Blakely. http://www.csnne.com/boston-celtics/bubble-watch-down-wire-celtics-final-roster-spot" target="_blank">Bentil and the other candidates for the Celtics’ 15th and final roster spot here from CSN Celtics Insider A. Sherrod Blakely.