The Boston Celtics have agreed to a non-guaranteed training camp deal with forward Juwan Morgan, a league source tells CelticsBlog:
The Boston Celtics have agreed to a training camp deal with Juwan Morgan, a league source tells @celticsblog.— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) September 8, 2021
Morgan spent the first two seasons of his career with the Utah Jazz. Utah signed Morgan for 2019 training camp and he was waived following the preseason. Morgan then re-joined the Jazz in late-November on a two-year contract.
The 6’8’’ forward played 282 minutes over 50 games with the Jazz in 2019-20 and 2020-21. His most extensive playing time came during the 2020 NBA Playoffs. Morgan played in all seven games of Utah’s first-round loss to the Denver Nuggets, including starting Games 1 and 2 of the series. Morgan got the starts when Utah had other players out due to injuries, including Bojan Bogandovic.
Morgan went undrafted out of Indiana University at the 2019 NBA Draft. The power forward was a three-year starter for Hoosiers and averaged 15.5 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.5 blocks as a senior. During his final season at Indiana, Morgan was teammates with Celtics wing Romeo Langford.
Boston roster now stands at 17 players (16 standard contract and 1 Two-Way contract). Given the Celtics have a relatively full frontcourt and 14 players on guaranteed deals, Morgan faces an uphill battle to make the team out of training camp. This signing is likely designed around getting Morgan to the Maine Celtics of the G-League.