It appears that Javonte Green will have as good a shot as anybody when it comes to nailing the final roster spot on the 2019-20 Boston Celtics, as the team will sign Green to a partially guaranteed contract, according to ESPN's Tim Bontemps.
The Celtics will be signing Javonte Green to a partially guaranteed deal, league sources told ESPN. Green played well for Boston's summer league team, averaging 10.8 points and shooting 50 percent from the field in 5 games. He'll get a shot at earning Boston's final roster spot.
— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) July 18, 2019
A 6-foot-4 wing, Green certainly impressed Boston brass during his five-game Summer League stint, with 10.8 points per game (fourth-best on the team and tops among unsigned talents) and a 50 percent mark from the field (third-best on the team).
Not what you'd consider a high-end scoring threat, Green making a name for himself in Boston will come down to his ability to defend and use his athleticism to his advantage in certain matchups.
But the Celtics have certainly liked what they've seen from the 25-year-old who
"[Green] played really well for us in this summer and he’s proven he can find a good role in the NBA if that’s what he wants," Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said on Wednesday.
With the deal being only partially guaranteed, Ainge and Co. have the left the door open for serious competition at that spot.
That competition could (and should) include 7-foot-7 center Tacko Fall, as Ainge told 98.5 The Sports Hub's Toucher and Rich that Fall remains a high priority for the team moving forward.