10/03/2023, 2:39 PM
Joins Boston on Exhibit 10 pact
The Celtics haven't clarified whether Kelley will join the club for training camp or if he'll be waived in short order just so Boston can retain his G League rights. The fourth-year center spent the 2022-23 campaign with the G League's Raptors 905, appearing in 21 regular-season contests and averaging 7.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 15.3 minutes.
10/01/2023, 7:14 PM
Gabriel appeared in 68 games for the Lakers last season and will compete for a roster spot during training camp. With Robert Williams dealt to Portland, Gabriel currently profiles as a frontrunner to carve out a bench role in Boston's frontcourt. Luke Kornet and Neemias Queta represent competition.
10/01/2023, 4:09 PM
Headed to Boston
As expected, Holiday, who was traded to Portland by Milwaukee in exchange for Damian Lillard on Wednesday, has been shipped to a contender. In Boston, Holiday finds himself essentially replacing Marcus Smart, who was flipped for Kristaps Porzingis this offseason. The Celtics have been busy this offseason, revamping the assets around Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum, and their rotation appears clustered at the moment. Derrick White, Al Horford, Holiday, Brown, Tatum and Porzingis would all be everyday starters on other teams, but one will have to settle for a sixth-man role to start 2023-24. Either way, those six players figure to be on the court as much as possible, though Tatum and Brown figure to dominate the playmaking opportunities. Holiday still has a high fantasy floor due to his defensive skills, but his offensive production may take a hit with the move.