December 4, 2023


Walsh will seemingly obtain loads of alternatives to develop whereas taking part in in Maine.

Celtics guard Jordan Walsh (27) has been despatched to the Maine Celtics. Erik Verduzco/AP Picture

The Boston Celtics have made their first roster transfer of the season.

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On Tuesday, the Celtics introduced that they’ve assigned rookie guard Jordan Walsh to the Maine Celtics, the crew’s G-League affiliate. Walsh, who has but to make his NBA common season debut, will seemingly obtain loads of alternatives to develop in Maine.

The Celtics chosen Walsh with the thirty eighth total decide within the 2023 NBA Draft after making a myriad of trades that evening. He developed a popularity for his vitality and stellar protection — particularly on the perimeter — whereas he performed for the College of Arkansas, which was virtually definitely a motive Boston made him the one new Celtic after the draft.

Walsh shocked many after exhibiting off his budding prowess on offense through the 2023 NBA Summer season League in Las Vegas. In 5 video games of Summer season League motion, he averaged 16 factors, 4.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists whereas capturing 42.2% from the sphere and 40.7% from behind the 3-point line.

The Celtics allowed Walsh to play in three preseason video games in October, the place he averaged 2.3 factors and three.3 rebounds in simply 13.7 minutes per recreation.

Because it stands proper now, there’s not a lot room for Walsh to play in Boston. The Celtics entered the season as a heavy favourite to win the NBA championship, and they’re beginning to meet these expectations by turning into the one Japanese Convention crew to stay undefeated as of Wednesday. Walsh, a rookie drafted for the longer term, isn’t prone to instantly win any minutes over the Celtics’ extra established gamers on their quest to win a title.

The Celtics might be sending Walsh to Maine, however they hope that his expertise there may have helped him develop and enhance when by the point he’s anticipated to contribute extra in Boston.