With the NBA Finals wrapped up and the NBA Draft done, the next milestone on the league calendar is Summer League. The Celtics have slowly but surely releasing names of who will be donning the green and white out in Las Vegas in a couple weeks.
It was already reported that Payton Pritchard, Yam Madar, Romeo Langford, Aaron Nesmith and Carsen Edwards will all play on the Celtics Summer League team. Grant Williams and Robert Williams have been confirmed to not be on the roster.
On Thursday, Chris Grenham of Forbes Sports reported three more players have joined the summer team and the Celtics have named the coach. Moses Brown, who was acquired from the Thunder in the Kemba Walker trade, will play in Summer League. Plus, former Memphis and Kansas forward Dedric Lawson and his brother KJ Lawson, who spent the last year playing professionally in England, will be on the team.
Celtics assistant coach Joe Mazzulla will coach the Celtics Summer League team. He has been with Boston since 2019. Prior to that, he was the head coach at Division II Fairmont State and an assistant with the Maine Celtics, formerly known as the Red Claws.
It is unclear if the Celtics 2021 draft pick, Juhann Begarin, will play for the summer team. Brad Stevens said on Thursday it is likely they will keep him overseas in a draft-and-stash scenario. Boston most recently did this with Madar, who did not play in the Summer League immediately after being drafted.
Nothing has been reported about Sam Hauser, a forward out of Virginia who signed a two-way contract with the Celtics after the draft, either. You would assume he will play in the Summer League, but that is not confirmed.
The Summer League is scheduled for Aug. 8-17. The Celtics will face the Hawks in the opening game on Aug. 8 at 4 p.m. They will then play the Nuggets on Aug. 10, the Magic on Aug. 12, and the 76ers on Aug. 14.