The Celtics have agreed to terms on a contract with Las Vegas Summer League standout Javonte Green.
According to Tim Bontemps of ESPN, Green's deal is only partially guaranteed with a chance to earn a Celtics roster spot come training camp.
The Celtics will be signing Javonte Green to a partially guaranteed deal, league sources told ESPN. Green played well for Boston's summer league team, averaging 10.8 points and shooting 50 percent from the field in 5 games. He'll get a shot at earning Boston's final roster spot.— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) July 18, 2019
Green averaged 10.8 points and 1.8 steals per game as a solid contributor along with Carsen Edwards, Grant Williams and Tacko Fall, that led the Celtics to a 4-1 record during Summer League.
"I don't know what is ahead in his future, but he played really well for us this summer, too," Danny Ainge said Thursday on Boston's 98.5 The Sports Hub. "And he's proven he can find a good role in the NBA, too, if that's what he wants."The Celtics will give an opportunity to a few of it's Summer League players, as they currently have an one open roster spot (14 players signed to guaranteed contracts), after Guerschon Yabusele was officially waived on July 10.
Javonte Green is planning to sign a 2-year deal with the Celtics, with a partial guarantee in year 1 and non-guaranteed year 2, per source. I've been told by multiple sources that the Cs plan to have several players, likely partial & two-way contract guys, vie for the last spot.— Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach) July 18, 2019
During the Celtics' introductory press conference of Kemba Walker and Enes Kanter, Ainge spoke about Tacko Fall being in the team's plans and calling the 7'6" big man "a high priority for us to really develop into a player."
Danny Ainge on @Toucherandrich on Tacko Fall: “We’re trying to still get a contract done with Tacko. We haven’t signed him yet. I really can’t say much more about Tacko than we’re just trying to get him in the fold. … Hopefully we can get that done but we’ll see.”— Chris Forsberg (@ChrisForsberg_) July 18, 2019
It should be interesting to see what the Celtics officially decide to do with their final roster spot going forward.
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