A busy summer for Celtics president of basketball operations Brad Stevens has rolled on with another signing for the club, as the team and big man Mfiondu Kabengele agreed to terms on a two-way contract late Saturday night.
The signing of the 6-foot-10 Kabengele, originally drafted into the league with the 27th overall pick in 2019, comes in the midst of what’s been a strong 2022 Summer League run.
In action for four games for the Summer C’s out in Las Vegas, Kabengele has averaged 14.0 points, 9.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 1.8 blocks per game, and shot 55.9 percent from the field (36.4 percent from three-point range).
A veteran of 51 NBA games between Cleveland and the Clippers, Kabengele has totaled 137 points on 47-for-121 shooting (22-for-70 from deep), 71 rebounds, 19 assists, and 15 blocks in over 344 minutes of NBA action.
Last season, Kabengele appeared in 33 games for the eventual NBA G-League champion Rio Grande Valley Vipers. With the RGVV, the Canadian big averaged 17.5 points, 9.7 rebounds, and 1.5 assists per game.
Kabengele joins 2022 second-round pick JD Davison as the C’s two-way players for 2022-23.
Two-way players can make up to 50 appearances for their team during the regular season, but they are not eligible to playin any postseason contests while on a two-way deal.
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