October 1, 2023


Warren has established himself as an efficient scorer, however has been hampered on account of foot accidents as of late.

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The Celtics are reportedly nonetheless wanting so as to add to their roster over the ultimate weeks of the offseason.

According to a report from Shams Charania of Stadium, the Celtics will maintain exercises with veteran forwards TJ Warren and Lamar Stevens in Boston this week. 

The Celtics have simply 11 assured offers on their roster and 13 gamers signed to the 15-man roster, so each Warren and Stevens might carve out helpful roles in Boston as athletic wings able to serving in quite a lot of roles.

Warren, 29, performed in 42 whole video games between the Nets and Suns final season, averaging 7.5 factors, 2.9 rebounds, and 1.0 assists per sport whereas capturing 48.9% from the sector.

A confirmed scorer all through his profession (14.6 factors per sport), Warren has struggled with accidents over the previous couple of seasons. Because the begin of the 2020-21 season, Warren has solely performed in 46 whole video games.

Stevens, 26, has constructed a popularity as a stingy defender throughout his time within the NBA.

In 62 video games with the Cavaliers final season, the 6-foot-6 Stevens averaged 5.3 factors and three.3 rebounds over 18.1 minutes per contest. He’s not as gifted a scorer as Warren, however makes up for it due to his capability to protect quite a lot of completely different positions out on the court docket.

The case could be made that each Warren and Stevens have skillsets that tackle key areas on Boston’s bench.

Not solely would Warren add extra scoring capabilities additional down the lineup (and giving him a lighter workload within the course of), however Stevens’ perimeter defending might come in useful on a Celtics’ roster that misplaced loads of tenacity following the departures of Marcus Sensible and Grant Williams.