|Team Ranking||PTS/G||OPP PTS/G|
|Atlantic Division||105.7 (1st)||102.5 (3rd)|
Wed Apr 6
|W 104 - 97||NO|
Fri Apr 8
|W 124 - 109||MIL|
Sat Apr 9
|L 118 - 107||at ATL|
Mon Apr 11
|L 114 - 100||CHA|
Wed Apr 13
|W 98 - 88||MIA|
Sat Apr 16
|L 102 - 101||at ATL|
Tue Apr 19
|L 89 - 72||at ATL|
Fri Apr 22
|W 111 - 103||ATL|
Sun Apr 24
|W 104 - 95||ATL|
Tue Apr 26
|L 110 - 83||at ATL|
Thu Apr 28
|L 104 - 92||ATL|
Bentil agreed Saturday with the Celtics on a partially guaranteed rookie contract, Adam Himmelsbach of The Boston Globe reports.
Bentil, the No. 51 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, is expected to finalize the contract at some point this week, locking him in as a training camp invitee. The forward from Providence averaged just 4.0 points and 3.5 rebounds across 10.4 minutes per game in summer league play, and likely wouldn't be a rotation player for the Celtics if he's able to secure his place on the Celtics roster. According to Himmelbach's sources, Bentil will battle holdovers R.J. Hunter, James Young and John Holland for the 15th and final roster spot during camp.
Jackson has agreed to a guaranteed deal with the Celtics, Adam Himmelsbach of The Boston Globe reports.
Drafted with the 45th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft Jackson was not guaranteed a roster spot with the club for the upcoming season. However, the Celtics have opted to continue deepening the depth of their squad as they float all their assets around for potential trades. Jackson posted just 5.2 points, 2.0 rebounds, 1.2 assists, and 1.0 steals in 16.6 minutes per game during summer league, but apparently showed enough to convince the Celtics to commit to him.
Zeller ended up getting lost in the shuffle last season due to the Celtics' glut of big men, so it wasn't expected that he'd be retained heading into the offseason. However, with Jared Sullinger leaving for the Raptors and Kelly Olynyk (shoulder) unlikely to be ready for the start of the 2016-17 season, Zeller will provide some veteran insurance in the frontcourt. Zeller averaged 6.1 points and 3.0 rebounds in 11.8 minutes per game over 60 appearances last season, and while he could see those figures spike while Olynyk is out, the big man will likely get buried on the depth chart when the roster returns to full strength.
Green has been a journeyman throughout his NBA career, bouncing around between eight teams in nine seasons to go along with stops in the D-League, Russia and China. It will now all come full circle for the veteran swingman, who rejoins the team that drafted him in the first round out of high school in 2005. The Celtics already have a trio of established guards on their roster in Isaiah Thomas, Marcus Smart, and Avery Bradley, but there should be some spare backcourt minutes left over for Green, who occasionally carried the Heat offense for extended stretches while coming off the bench last season. While he figures to open the season as a rotation player, Green will have to fend of youngsters R.J. Hunter and Jaylen Brown for minutes as the campaign progresses.
Crowder is no longer experiencing pain in his ankle, Chris Forsberg of ESPN.com reports.
Crowder struggled with a sprained ankle at the end of the 2015-16 regular season and into the playoffs, but was never forced to undergo offseason surgery. However, the pain lingered for nearly two months after the Celtics were eliminated from the playoffs, showing a true toughness from the 26-year-old forward for being able to play through it for so long. Now that the ankle is pain free, Crowder will look to return to form at the start of his fifth NBA campaign and he should be with the team for training camp without any restrictions.
|2015-16 Team Leaders|
|PPG||Isaiah Thomas , PG||22.2|
|RPG||Jared Sullinger , C||8.3|
|APG||Isaiah Thomas , PG||6.2|
|FG%||Evan Turner , SG||45.6|
|FT%||Isaiah Thomas , PG||87.1|
|3P%||Kelly Olynyk , C||40.5|
|BLOCKS||Amir Johnson , SF||83|
|STEALS||Jae Crowder , SF||126|
|MPG||Avery Bradley , PG||33.4|
|Full Team Statistics|
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