Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Report: Celtics sign forward Yante Maten to Exhibit 10 deal

The Celtics have reportedly signed forward Yante Maten to an Exhibit 10 contract, as the start of training camp is quickly approaching.

According to Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe, Maten will compete for the Celtics final roster spot during camp and preseason. The 6-foot-8 forward, who's listed at 240 pounds, played for the Miami Heat on a two-way deal as a rookie last season.

Maten spent all but two games with the NBA's G-League Sioux Falls Skyforce, where he averaged 23.5 points and 9.6 rebounds, to earn himself All-Rookie first team honors.

The undrafted power forward played four seasons at the University of Georgia and was SEC Player of the Year as a senior during the 2017-18 campaign, averaging 19.3 points per-game.

Maten will join Tacko Fall, Javonte Green and Kaiser Gates as fellow Exhibit 10 contract recipients and training camp invitees, while Celtics rookie Tremont Waters and guard Max Strus are also on two-way deals in hopes of grabbing that final 15th roster spot.

Celtics will host Media Day on Monday, Sept. 30 and open training camp Tuesday, Oct. 1. 

Check out highlights below of Maten scoring 42 points last season for the Skyforce:

Joel Pavón

Picture used courtesy of Getty Images

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