Thanks to new reporting from the Boston Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach on the future roster for the Boston Celtics at the NBA’s 2023 Las Vegas Summer League, we now have a better idea of which players will be part of this summer’s Sin City Celtics.
And while the names that will suit up for Boston in July in Nevada might not be the sexiest, as Celtics president of basketball operations Brad Stevens has made liberal use of Boston’s first-round picks in recent years to grease the wheels of trades , fans of the ball club should be intrigued by at least some of the names being added to the mix.
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The team will be coached by Boston assistant Tony Dobbins, and will likely see a few more names added as well. Let’s see who is a Sin City Celtic this summer so far.
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Mulder, a 29-year-old one-dimensional sharpshooter, likely won’t make the team this season but could end up in Maine.
Scrubb has potential as a two-way shooting guard after three seasons in the league with the Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Clippers, but has yet to nail down his jumper despite shooting 39.5% from deep in college.
The 26-year-old Utah State alum stood at 6-foot-7 and put up 10.2 points and 6.9 rebounds per game while shooting 36.7% from 3 with the Memphis Hustle last season.
A 7-foot-1 Polish big man Boston has pursued for some time, he logged 9.2 points and 3.4 rebounds per game for Gran Canaria last season in Spain’s Liga ACB.
Boston’s No. 38 pick from this year’s draft, fans will be eager to see how good his defense — and how bad his jumper — is in Sin City.
A member of the Maine Celtics, Baldwin recorded 14.8 points, 4.9 boards, 5.8 assists and 1.5 steals per game in Portland last season while shooting 36.7% from deep.
Another familiar face, Champagnie joined the Celtics roster as depth insurance last season and may make next season’s regular roster in the same role.
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The Alabama alum will likely be back as a two-way prospect honing his craft in Maine, but could see some NBA action if Boston doesn’t add more backcourt depth.