The Boston Celtics have signed ahead/heart Juwan Morgan to a non-guaranteed coaching camp deal in keeping with Michael Scotto of Hoops Hype. With coaching camp set to open in a matter of weeks, Morgan will attempt to latch on to the again finish of the bench or presumably get a two-way contract. With Tremont Waters and Tacko Fall leaving this offseason, Boston nonetheless have a vacant two-way slot to fill.
Morgan spent his first two years with the Utah Jazz, showing in 50 profession regular-season video games with averages of 1.4 factors and 1.1 rebounds. He additionally collected 9 video games of postseason expertise, together with two begins in Utah’s seven-game first-round sequence loss to the Denver Nuggets within the bubble again in 2020.
The vast majority of Morgan’s success was with Utah’s G-League affiliate Salt Lake Metropolis Stars, averaging 14.3 factors and seven.7 rebounds in 15 video games. He performed within the Las Vegas Summer season League final month, however was not prolonged an qualifying provide.
Morgan shall be competing with Jabari Parker, who can be in camp below a non-guaranteed deal. His match is considerably the alternative of Parker, who may be counted on as a direct bench scorer. Juwan’s defensive talents, toughness and power is what might make him stick in Boston. He gives place flexibility, as he operated as a small-ball heart every so often with the Jazz.
Juwan Morgan agreed to a coaching camp take care of the Celtics ☘️
He looks like a high-energy participant who can lower, make a proper cross and crash the boards. Possibly he’ll earn a two-way spot on Boston roster.
— Tomek Kordylewski (@Timi_093) September 8, 2021
Boston is about to enter camp with 17 gamers on the roster.