‣ The Boston Celtics have signed forward Lamar Stevens to a partially guaranteed deal.
‣ Stevens is expected to compete for a roster spot during training camp.
‣ The Boston Celtics are tied with the Denver Nuggets as favorites to win the championship in 2024.
Free agent G/F Lamar Stevens has agreed to a deal with the Boston Celtics, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Stevens established himself as a defensive presence for the Cavs, starting in 25 of 62 games last season. Agent Scott Nichols completed deal with Celtics officials.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania)
The Boston Celtics have made a move in the offseason by signing forward Lamar Stevens to a partially guaranteed deal. Stevens, who went undrafted out of Penn State in 2020, is expected to compete for a roster spot during training camp. This signing comes after the 26-year-old spent his first three NBA seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers on a two-way contract and a regular deal.
According to multiple NBA betting sites, the Boston Celtics are tied with the Denver Nuggets as favorites to win the championship in 2024. However, sportsbooks are still showing favorable odds for the Milwaukee Bucks and Miami Heat. It will be interesting to see how the Celtics perform next season and if they can live up to the high expectations being set for them.
Lamar Stevens established himself as a defensive presence for the Cavaliers, starting in 25 of the 62 games he played last season. He averaged a career-high 6.1 points, along with 2.6 rebounds, and 16.1 minutes per game during his sophomore season. Stevens also had a standout performance where he scored a career-high 23 points in a win over the Utah Jazz.
After being traded to the San Antonio Spurs in a three-team trade, Stevens was waived by the Spurs. He would have entered the final season of his four-year contract with the Cavaliers, but now has the opportunity to make an impact with the Celtics. With 11 players already signed to fully guaranteed contracts, it remains to be seen if Stevens can earn a spot on the Celtics’ roster.
The signing of Lamar Stevens has generated positive reactions, including from NBA analyst Bob Manning, who expressed his excitement about the move. As the Celtics continue to make moves in the offseason, fans and bettors alike will be eagerly awaiting the start of next season to see how the team performs and if they can fulfill the championship predictions that have been made.