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Boston Celtics | #0 | Forward-Guard











6'8" | 210lb | 23 years

Player Bio


2019-20: Appeared in 66 games, averaging 23.4 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.41 steals in 34.3 minutes per game…Shot 45.0 percent from the field, 50.3 percent from three and 81.2 percent from the free-throw line…Recorded 21 points and 10 boards in the season opener against Philadelphia on Oct. 23…Hit his first career game-winning shot against New York on Nov. 1…Recorded a career-high of 41 points including six 3-pointers against New Orleans on Jan. 11…Selected as a reserve for the 2020 NBA All-Star game in Chicago…Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the first time on Feb. 10…Recorded 39 points and nine rebounds against LA Clippers on Feb. 13…Tied his career-high with 41 points against the Lakers on Feb. 23…Sunk a new career-high of eight threes en route to a 36-point night against Portland on Feb. 25…Named the NBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Month for February…Handed out a career-high eight assists against Portland on Aug. 2…Became the youngest player in franchise history to earn All-NBA honors as he was named to the All-NBA Third Team. 2018-19: Appeared in 79 games averaging 15.7 points, 6.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.06 steals and 0.72 blocks in 31.1 minutes per game...Shot 45.0 percent from the field, 37.3 percent from three and 85.5 percent from the free throw line...Recorded his first double-double of the season with 24 points and a career-high 14 rebounds against New York on Oct. 20…Tied his career-high with five steals at Utah on Nov. 9…Tied his career-high with 27 points at Portland on Nov. 11 where he also connected on a career-high five three-pointers…Recorded a double-double with 12 points and 12 boards against Washington on Dec. 12…Swatted a season-high four shots against Phoenix on Dec. 19…Recorded 23 points and 10 boards against Philadelphia on Dec. 25…Set a new career-high with 34 points against Brooklyn on Jan. 14…Recorded a double-double against Toronto on Jan. 16 with 16 points and 10 rebounds…Set new career-highs in free throws made (12) and attempted (12) on his way to 25 points against Cleveland on Feb. 5…Recorded 22 points and 10 rebounds to go along with a season-high five assists against the LA Lakers on Feb. 7…Recorded 20 points and 10 rebounds against Philadelphia on Feb. 12…Tied his career-high with five steals against Washington on Mar. 1…Tied his career-high with six assists against Denver on Mar. 18…Recorded 67 games of 10 or more points, 21 games of 20 or more points and one game of 30 or more points…Recorded nine games of 10 or more rebounds and seven double-doubles…Led the team in points 11 times, in rebounds 13 times, in assists twice, in steals 13 times, in blocks 17 times and in minutes 21 times…Missed three games due to injury…Missed one game due to right shoulder soreness (Mar. 11); Missed one game due to a right low back contusion (Mar. 24); Missed one game due to a left shin contusion…PLAYOFFS: Averaged 15.2 points, 6.7 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.11 steals in 32.8 minutes per game…Shot 43.8 percent from the field, 32.3 percent from three and 74.4 percent from the free throw line. 2017-18: Appeared in 80 games (all starts) and averaged 13.9 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.04 steals and 0.73 blocks in 30.5 minutes per game…Shot 47.5 percent from the floor, 43.4 percent from three and 82.6 percent from the free throw line…Finished eighth in the NBA in Made his NBA debut against Cleveland on Oct. 17 and recorded 14 points, 10 rebounds and three assists in 37 minutes…Joined Larry Bird and Dave Cowens as the only players in franchise history to record a double- double in their first career game…Netted a season-high 22 points against New York on Oct. 24…Pulled down a season-high 11 rebounds against San Antonio on Oct. 30…Recorded his second double-double with 17 points and 10 boards against Dallas on Dec. 6…Named the Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for the month of December when he averaged 14.6 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.2 assists over 17 games…Recorded three steals and a season-high six blocks against Brooklyn on Jan. 6…Scored 27 points against Atlanta on Feb. 2… Handed out a season-high six assists against Washington on Mar. 14…Recorded 23 points, 11 boards and four assists against Oklahoma City on Mar. 20…Named to the Rising Stars game at All-Star Weekend in LA and recorded 15 points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals…Became just the ninth rookie in Celtics franchise history to score 1,000 points in their rookie season (1,112) and ranks eighth all-time in franchse history for most points by a rookie in their first season…Became just the second player in NBA history to record three steals and six blocks in a game by the age of 20 when he had three steals and six blocks against Brooklyn on Jan. 6 joining Kevin Garnett as the only other player on record to record these marks in a game prior to their 20th birthday…Fifth rookie in NBA history and first since Stephen Curry to finish their rookie season with 1,000 or more points and a three-point field goal percentage of 40.0 percent…Set Celtics rookie records for three-point field goals (105) and three-point field goal percentage (43.4)…PLAYOFFS: Appeared in 19 games (19 starts) averaging a team-high 18.5 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.21 steals in 35.9 minutes per game…Shot 47.1 percent from the field, 32.4 percent from three and 84.5 percent from the free throw line.


2016-17 (Freshman): Averaged 16.8 points and 7.3 rebounds to rank second in each category on both the team and among ACC freshmen. ... Shot 45.2 percent from the field and 84.9 percent from the free throw line. One of five finalists for the Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award…Earned USBWA All-District III honors…A third-team All-ACC selection and a member of the ACC All-Freshman Team…Named ACC Rookie of the Week three times (12/12, 2/13, 2/20) and Wayman Tisdale National Freshman of the Week once (12/13)…Named to the All-ACC Tournament first team after leading the team with averages of 22.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals as Duke became the first team to win four games in as many days to claim the championship…Played in 29 games, starting 27 times, and averaging 16.8 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.1 blocks in 33.3 minutes per game…Missed the first eight games of the season with a foot injury…For the season, ranked fifth in the ACC in free throw percentage (.849), seventh in defensive rebounds (6.0), 10th in total rebounds (7.3) and 12th in scoring (16.8)…Averaged 16.5 points and 7.5 rebounds in two NCAA Tournament games…Led Duke in rebounds 11 times, scoring eight times and assists six times on the year…Scored in double figures 26 times, including seven games with at least 20 points, and recorded three double-doubles…Threw down a team-high 18 dunks on the season…Finished the season ranked fourth on Duke’s freshman charts in free throws made (118), fifth in rebound average (7.3) and free throw percentage (.849), sixth in scoring average (16.8) and 10th in minutes (33.3)…Made his Duke debut in the home win over Maine (12/3), finishing with 10 points and eight rebounds…Lit up No. 21 Florida for 22 points on 7-of-12 shooting and eight rebounds in the Jimmy V Classic win at Madison Square Garden (12/6)…Scored 22 points on just nine field goal attempts and added four steals in a home win over Boston College (1/7)…Dropped a season-high 28 points to go along with eight boards in the victory at No. 15 Virginia (2/15); tied Duke’s single-game freshman record with six three-pointers on the night…Recorded his second double-double with 19 points and 13 rebounds at Syracuse (2/22)…Scored 25 points on 9-of-15 shooting to help Duke down No. 10 Louisville in the ACC Tournament quarters (3/9)…Registered his third double-double with 18 points, 12 boards, four blocks and four steals in the win over Troy in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (3/17).