Player News - Celtics

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Contrary to a previous report, Colton Iverson has not agreed to a training camp deal with the Celtics according to Jay King of MassLive.

The Celtics drafted him back in 2013, but he hasn't been able to find his way into the NBA. Unless the Celtics waive his rights, we likely won't see the 27-year-old center in the NBA next season.
Source: Masslive
Jul 30 - 9:43 AM

Celtics 2015 second-round draft pick Marcus Thornton has signed with Victoria LIbertas Pesaro in Italy.

He played in Australia last season and then joined the Maine Red Claws of the D-League in February. The Celtics' backcourt is loaded, so Thornton probably won't be joining Boston anytime soon.
Source: Sportando
Jul 30 - 9:17 AM

The Celtics have officially signed Demetrius Jackson.

The Celtics signed a total of five players on Wednesday in Jaylen Brown, Tyler Zeller, Gerald Green, Ben Bentil and Jackson. The rookie PG reportedly signed a four-year, $5.5 million deal, but it's only fully guaranteed for one season. He will be the fourth-string PG this season and will likely spend most of his time in the D-League.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 28 - 9:51 AM

The Celtics have officially signed Gerald Green.

It's a one-year deal for the veteran's minimum, but he's still not a lock to make the 15-man roster. Green didn't have a good season in Miami, averaging 8.9 points, 2.4 boards and 1.2 treys on 39.2 percent shooting from the field. If he makes the final roster, he will have a limited role.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 28 - 9:47 AM

Tyler Zeller signed his deal with the Celtics on Wednesday.

He signed a two-year, $16 million deal, but the second year is a team option in case the Celtics want to free up cap space for 2017. Zeller will provide some depth up front, but won't see many minutes with Al Horford and Amir Johnson around.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 28 - 9:44 AM

The Celtics have officially signed Jaylen Brown to his rookie deal.

He was impressive during the summer league, averaging 16.0 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.3 steals in 29.0 minutes per game. He also lived at the free throw line with 10.2 attempts per game. Brown should be in the rotation right out of the gate, but he probably won't see significant minutes while Jae Crowder is healthy.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 28 - 9:34 AM

Colton Iverson has signed a training camp deal with the Boston Celtics.

He was drafted by Boston in 2013, but he's never been able to make the 15-man roster. The 27-year-old center spent last season with Pinar Karsiyaka in Turkey and is unlikely to make it past training camp.
Jul 28 - 9:26 AM

The Celtics have reportedly signed second-round draft pick Ben Bentil to a three-year deal with a partial guarantee on Year-1.

With there already being 16 players on the roster with guaranteed deals, and a wealth of depth at the power forward position, it's extremely unlikely that Bentil makes the regular-season roster.
Jul 27 - 11:38 AM

Demetrius Jackson has reportedly agreed to a four-year, $5.5 million deal with the Celtics.

The fourth year on the deal will be a team option, so Jackson has three years to prove himself to the Celtics. Jackson is currently the fourth-string point guard on the roster, so he'll spend plenty of time in Maine during his rookie season suiting up for Boston's D-League affiliate.
Jul 26 - 4:54 PM

The Celtics have given Ben Bentil a partial guarantee, a source told Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe.

Bentil will have to fight hard in training camp to make a Celtics roster that's already loaded with guaranteed contracts, and it's no guarantee that the No. 51 overall pick sticks in Boston. If he winds up being waived, there's at least a decent chance that another club decides to scoop him up. Regardless, there is no fantasy intrigue here.
Jul 25 - 9:37 AM

Jae Crowder was appreciative of the fact that the Celtics included him in the free agent recruiting process.

"Obviously, that's a big step," Crowder said. "I can't say no to that. I took it in. I was very humbled and grateful for the opportunity to show that I'm a big part of the puzzle." Clam Crowder is clearly starting to feel like a part of Boston's core, and it's worth reminding everyone that he's signed through the 2019-20 season at approximately $28 million total. What a bargain.
Jul 25 - 9:33 AM

The Celtics are still in discussions with Abdel Nader.

Several options are being discussed, but Nader is more than likely going to head to Maine to play for the Red Claws in the D-League. Nader was impressive during the summer league, but the Boston roster is simply too crowded for the second-round pick. The same report adds that R.J. Hunter, James Young, John Holland and Ben Bentil will compete for the final roster spot in Boston.
Jul 24 - 10:47 AM

James Young could be used as a trade chip for his $1.8 million contract next season.

Basically, the Celtics could just use that money to make a trade work financially. Young had a bad Summer League and really hasn't played well since he was drafted. A change of scenery would probably be good for Young.
Jul 23 - 5:56 PM

R.J. Hunter, James Young, Ben Bentil and John Holland are "in position to fight" for Boston's final roster spot according to Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe.

The Celtics gave guaranteed deals to Tyler Zeller, Gerald Green and Demetrius Jackson on Saturday, so Boston's roster is nearly complete. None of those guys would crack the rotation on opening night anyways, so fantasy owners can ignore this.
Jul 23 - 12:08 PM

Demetrius Jackson has agreed to a guaranteed deal with the Celtics.

The Celtics will open the 2016-17 season with four point guards on the roster in Isaiah Thomas, Marcus Smart, Terry Rozier and Jackson. Rozier outplayed Jackson during the summer league, so the Notre Dame product isn't going to see minutes right out of the gate.
Jul 23 - 11:54 AM


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