The Boston Celtics have reportedly cut camp invitee Denzel Valentine to make room for their signing of veteran big man Blake Griffin according to new reporting from The Athletic NBA insiders Jared Weiss and Shams Charania.
Valentine had been playing for the Maine Celtics (Boston’s G League affiliate) at the end of the 2021-22 season after a 10-day deal with the Utah Jazz did not work out, and was among six training camp invitees hoping to make the Celtics’ 2022-23 roster. But with a fairly stacked backcourt rotation and further injuries to the team’s frontcourt rotation, a decision on his future with the team may have been made by events outside of the Michigan State product’s control with the team at the offseason maximum of 20 players.
The Lansing native never got a chance to suit up for Boston in his time with the Maine Celtics, but averaged 14.6 points, 10.3 rebounds, 7 assists, and 1.1 steals per game while with the Portland-based G League squad.
Woj: Boston Celtics to sign Blake Griffin to fully-guaranteed, one-year deal https://t.co/4Yd1DQ1evh
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