The Celtics will be signing Javonte Green to a partially guaranteed deal, league sources told ESPN. Green played well for Boston's summer league team, averaging 10.8 points and shooting 50 percent from the field in 5 games. He'll get a shot at earning Boston's final roster spot.— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) July 18, 2019
In addition to the elevated play of Carsen Edwards and Grant Williams as well as the spectacle of Tacko Fall, Javonte Green was a solid contributor over the two weeks that the Celtics played in Vegas as they went 4-1. Green’s partial guarantee allows him to compete for the team’s last roster spot as they currently have 14 players who will most certainly make the team.
The Celtics have several options with this spot, but they’ll give Summer League players a shot to earn it. This morning, Danny Ainge mentioned how Tacko Fall, the 7-foot-7-inch center, fits into plans for next season:
Danny Ainge on @Toucherandrich on Tacko Fall: “We’re trying to still get a contract done with Tacko. We haven’t signed him yet. I really can’t say much more about Tacko than we’re just trying to get him in the fold. … Hopefully we can get that done but we’ll see.”— Chris Forsberg (@ChrisForsberg_) July 18, 2019
Yesterday during the introductory press conference for Kemba Walker and Enes Kanter, Ainge said that Fall “is a high priority for us to really develop into a player.”
It appears that the Celtics are mostly done for this summer, barring any huge moves coming out of left field.
Javonte Green is planning to sign a 2-year deal with the Celtics, with a partial guarantee in year 1 and non-guaranteed year 2, per source. I've been told by multiple sources that the Cs plan to have several players, likely partial & two-way contract guys, vie for the last spot.— Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach) July 18, 2019
Their focus will turn to what to do with the final roster spot, and this is one of the steps toward figuring it out.