Report: Boston Celtics to signal Justin Champagnie


The Boston Celtics are lastly filling their open roster spot. Boston is signing ahead Justin Champagnie, per Shams Charania of The Athletic:

Champagnie will fill Boston’s fifteenth commonplace roster spot. It’s unclear what the deal phrases could be, however the Celtics will signal Champagnie by way of the minimal exception. That may very well be for as much as a two-year deal.

Champagnie went undrafted out of Pittsburgh on the 2021 NBA Draft. The 6-foot-6 ahead then performed his rookie season with the Toronto Raptors on a two-way contract.

In 36 NBA video games as a rookie, Champagnie averaged 2.3 factors in 7.8 factors per recreation. In 18 video games with Raptors 905 of the G League, Champagnie averaged 19.4 factors on 48/36/75 taking pictures splits. He additionally added 7.8 rebounds, 1.3 steals and practically a block per recreation.

Final summer season, Champagnie signed {a partially} assured, multi-year commonplace take care of Toronto. He was waived in late-December, forward of his contract turning into absolutely assured. Champagnie noticed restricted NBA motion this season.

In 33 G League video games between Raptors 905 and the Sioux Falls Skyforce, Champagnie averaged 19.5 factors per recreation on 52/32/70 taking pictures splits. He additionally grabbed 8.7 rebounds and snagged 1.1 steals per recreation.

Champagnie will present Boston with some further wing depth over the ultimate 4 video games of the common season. The Celtics will get an opportunity to have a look at Champagnie over that interval, in addition to throughout the postseason, earlier than making a choice on his position with the membership headed into the 2023-24 season.

Champagnie’s twin brother Julian is at present signed to a two-way take care of the San Antonio Spurs. Julian has cut up his rookie season between the Spurs and Philadelphia 76ers, after going undrafted out of St. John’s on the 2022 NBA Draft.



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