After trading their first round pick with Kemba Walker to Oklahoma City, there was little excitement over fresh faces representing Boston in Las Vegas this summer. It’s possible that we’ll check in on Payton Pritchard and Aaron Nesmith to see how their off-season workouts are going, but there’s something about seeing the newest Celtics playing in Summer League and spending the rest of the break thinking about what they could bring in the fall.
According to Moshe Barda, fans could however get a look at Yam Madar, the 47th pick in last year’s draft. With a roster already full of rookies and sophomores heading into last season, the Celtics opted to stash Madar abroad while the 20-year-old continues to mature overseas.
Madar recently completed his third season with Hapoel SP Tel Aviv, averaging 17.1 points and 5.2 assists in the Israeli Winner League and winning Most Improved Player honors.
Per the report, Madar is on his way to The Auerbach Center to train with the team before heading to the desert for the Vegas Summer League. After getting cancelled last year due to the pandemic, the off-season exhibition returns August 8th where every team will play at least four games over ten days at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion.