The Boston Celtics are including Kelan Martin and Malik Fitts to 10-day contracts because the workforce continues to guage buyout and 10-day choices across the league to fill out the roster after the commerce deadline left the workforce with 5 open roster spots at one level, in keeping with Shams Charania.
The Boston Celtics are planning to signal forwards Malik Fitts and Kelan Martin to 10-day contracts, sources inform @TheAthletic @Stadium. Fitts hung out with Jazz this season; Martin performed in 27 video games for Pacers.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 22, 2022
As Charania famous, Malik Fitts (ahead) 7 video games with the Utah Jazz averaging 0.9 factors and 1.4 rebounds. His final look got here on January seventh, 2022 in opposition to the Toronto Raptors – a recreation by which he performed 21 minutes, shot 2 for 8 from the sector and had 6 factors to go along with 7 rebounds.
In 27 video games, Kelan Martin (ahead) is averaging 6.3 factors, 2.0 rebounds, and 0.8 assists on 41/30/69% taking pictures splits. He was waived by the Pacers in January. Each of those signings are low-risk signings because the workforce takes fliers on younger gamers. Fitts is 24 and Martin is 26.
The Celtics wanted to fill roster spots shortly because the workforce is simply allowed to be under 14 gamers on commonplace contracts for 2 weeks at a time. The deadline for that was 2/24, in keeping with CelticsBlog’s Keith Smith:
Lots of people have requested in regards to the Boston Celtics filling out their roster:
Boston has to signal at the very least two extra gamers to straightforward contracts. Groups can solely drop under 14 gamers on commonplace contracts for as much as two weeks at a time. Boston should add two gamers by 2/24.
— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) February 22, 2022
There are nonetheless a few fascinating names on the free agent record, however a few of the larger names like Goran Dragic and Willie Cauley-Stein have already been taken. It’ll be fascinating to see what the long-term options are for the Celtics past these 10-Days.
The Celtics resume the second half of the season in opposition to the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. EST.