The Boston Celtics have signed forward/center Juwan Morgan to a non-guaranteed training camp deal according to Michael Scotto of Hoops Hype. With training camp set to open in a matter of weeks, Morgan will try and latch on to the back end of the bench or possibly get a two-way contract. With Tremont Waters and Tacko Fall leaving this offseason, Boston still have a vacant two-way slot to fill.
Morgan spent his first two years with the Utah Jazz, appearing in 50 career regular-season games with averages of 1.4 points and 1.1 rebounds. He also collected nine games of postseason experience, including two starts in Utah’s seven-game first-round series loss to the Denver Nuggets in the bubble back in 2020.
The majority of Morgan’s success was with Utah’s G-League affiliate Salt Lake City Stars, averaging 14.3 points and 7.7 rebounds in 15 games. He played in the Las Vegas Summer League last month, but was not extended an qualifying offer.
Morgan will be competing with Jabari Parker, who is also in camp under a non-guaranteed deal. His fit is somewhat the opposite of Parker, who can be counted on as an immediate bench scorer. Juwan’s defensive abilities, toughness and energy is what could make him stick in Boston. He offers position flexibility, as he operated as a small-ball center from time to time with the Jazz.
Juwan Morgan agreed to a training camp deal with the Celtics ☘️— Tomek Kordylewski (@Timi_093) September 8, 2021
He seems like a high-energy player who can cut, make a right pass and crash the boards. Maybe he will earn a two-way spot on Boston roster.
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Boston is set to enter camp with 17 players on the roster.