After an lively day for the Boston Celtics with the anticipated signing of Danilo Gallinari and the shock commerce for Malcolm Brogdon, the crew reached an settlement with middle Luke Kornet to return to Boston subsequent season. Chris B. Haynes of Yahoo Sports activities reported the deal, and the 2 events got here to phrases on a two-year contract; the deal is reportedly for the veteran minimal and partially assured.
Kornet, who turns 27 on July fifteenth, is getting into his sixth season and can present some finish of the bench depth for the Celtics following the multi-player bundle the crew shipped to Indiana for Malcolm Brogdon. After being acquired by the crew initially on the commerce deadline in 2021, Kornet frolicked with the Maine Celtics and spent a while on 10-day contracts with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Milwaukee Bucks earlier than returning to the Celtics after the commerce deadline in February of 2022.
The signing brings Boston’s roster rely to 11 gamers following the Pacers commerce as Brad Stevens continues to work diligently in free company. Boston is reportedly engaged on a brand new long-term cope with wingman Sam Hauser, and the crew was additionally in talks with free agent middle Thomas Bryant as of this morning. Sources inform CelticsBlog’s Keith Smith that the re-signing of Luke Kornet doesn’t take them off the seek for extra large man depth because the crew reshapes their roster following their Finals run.