REPORT: Celtics Sign Kelan Martin and Malik Fitts to 10-Day Contracts

The Boston Celtics will be giving a shot to a pair of young talents looking to prove themselves in the NBA following the end of the All-Star break.

According to The Athletics Shams Charania, the Celtics have signed both Kelan Martin and Malik Fitts to 10-day contracts.

Charania notes that both Martin and Fitts have spent time with other organizations earlier this season. Fitts played seven games for the Utah Jazz, and Martin played 27 for the Indiana Pacers before both found their way to free agency.

Martin is the more experienced of the two new additions, with Martin currently in his third NBA season since going undrafted out of Butler University in 2018. Martin spent a season following the draft playing for MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg in the Basketball Bundesliga in Germany before coming back stateside in 2019.

Since returning to the United States, Martin has played in 93 career games with the Pacers and Minnesota Timberwolves, averaging 5.6 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 13.6 minutes per game over three seasons.

Fitts has had comparatively minimal experience since joining the NBA out of St. Mary’s College in 2020. Fitts has played a total of 10 games in the League over the past two years with the Jazz and the Los Angeles Clippers, putting up a total of nine points and 13 rebounds over 46 minutes.

In seven games with the Agua Caliente Clippers in the G League, Fitts has been productive this season, averaging 15.1 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 2.0 assists per game.

The duo will join a Celtics team fighting to move into the top half of the Eastern Conference, currently sitting sixth overall in the conference with a record of 34-26, but just 4.5 games back of the first-place Miami Heat and 2.0 games back of the third-place Philadelphia 76ers.