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Boston Celtics Reportedly Sign New Center

Kylor Kelley is coming off a year where he played in the G League for Raptors 905. 

The 26-year-old averaged 7.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per contest while shooting 62.5% from the field in 21 regular season games.    

On Tuesday, Keith Smith of Spotrac reported that Kelley has signed with the Boston Celtics

Via Smith: “The Boston Celtics signed center Kylor Kelley to an Exhibit 10 contract, a league source told @spotrac.”

Since the deal is an Exhibit 10, Kelley will potentially go to the Maine Celtics (G League affiliate of Boston) if he doesn’t make the roster. 

Kelley played his college basketball for Oregon State (two seasons), and during his final season, he averaged 11.1 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.5 blocks per contest while shooting 60.4% from the field in 31 games.  

He went undrafted in 2020 and has yet to make his debut in the NBA. 

The Celtics recently traded center Robert Williams III in the deal that landed them NBA Champion point guard Jrue Holiday. 

Therefore, taking a look at Kelley (who is 7’0″) makes sense.  

As for the Celtics, they are among the best teams in the NBA and coming off a season where they were 57-25 and finished as the second seed in the Eastern Conference. 

After beating the Atlanta Hawks and Philadelphia 76ers in the first two rounds of the NBA playoffs, they lost to Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat in Game 7 of the Conference Finals. 

The Celtics have made the Conference Finals five times in the previous seven seasons.