The Celtics still have a 15-man roster spot up for grabs this fall and they will be bringing in another member of the 2019 Summer League Celtics to compete for it. The team came to terms on Thursday on a partially guaranteed deal with swingman Javonte Green, according to a league source. ESPN was first to report the news.
Green, 25, emerged as a standout for the Celtics last week in Las Vegas, averaging 10.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.8 steals in five summer Summer League contests. Danny Ainge spoke highly about the team's interest in Green on Wednesday.
"I don't know what is ahead in his future but he played really well for us in this summer too and he's proven he can find a good role in the NBA too if that's what he wants," Ainge said.
Green went undrafted out of Radford in 2015 but the Celtics have kept close tabs on him overseas for the past two years while playing in Germany for the same team Daniel Theis and Brad Wanamaker spent some time with before coming to the NBA. A league source indicated to BostonSportsJournal.com that Green turned down more guaranteed money overseas in order to get a chance to make the Celtics roster this fall.