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Report: Celtics agree to deals with Zeller and picks Jackson, Bentil

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Report: Celtics agree to deals with Zeller and picks Jackson, Bentil

On a busy Saturday for the Celtics, they have brought back center Tyler Zeller and agreed to deals with draft picks Demetrius Jackson and Ben Bentil, Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe reported.

Earlier Saturday, Sean Deveney of the Sporting News reported that the Celtics will sign guard Gerald Green. 

Himmelsbach reports that Zeller's is a $16 million, two-year deal with the second-year not guaranteed. Jackson, the point guard from Notre Dame who was the 45th overall selection in the draft, has a guaranteed deal and Bentil, the forward from Providence who was the 51st player drafted, has a partially guaranteed deal. 

Steve Bulpett of The Boston Herald reported that the second-year of Zeller's deal is a team option and that Green agreed to a one-year deal at the $1.4 million veteran mininum based on his nine years of NBA service.

The 7-foot Zeller averaged 6.1 points and 3.0 rebounds in 11.8 minutes a game last season. 

R.J. Hunter, James Young, Bentil and John Holland are in position to fight for the final roster spot, Himmelsbach reports, pending more deals, which the Celtics are reportedly working on. A source told Himmelsbach, that while there are probably changes coming, "There is no big deal right now." 

Bulpett reported that Celtics' talks with the Philadelphia 76ers involving a deal for Sixers' big man Jahlil Okafor have, according to sources, grown "stale" and that the moves Saturday put 2014 draft pick James Young's roster spot in jeopardy.

With Green, Zeller, and No. 3 overall pick Jaylen Brown, the Celtics have has 15 guaranteed contracts and three partial or non-guaranteed deals. 

 

How Tremont Waters, Romeo Langford fared for Red Claws on Friday

How Tremont Waters, Romeo Langford fared for Red Claws on Friday

Tacko Fall was recalled by the Boston Celtics on Friday, leaving Tremont Waters and Romeo Langford as the center of attention for the Maine Red Claws vs. the Long Island Nets.

It came down to the wire, but the Red Claws were able to squeak out a 118-114 win.

Here are some of Waters and Langford's highlights from the game, along with their stats:

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TREMONT WATERS

Waters nearly messed around and got a triple-double as he notched 23 points, 11 assists, and eight rebounds on the night. He continues to dominate the NBA G League and make a solid case to become a regular with the Celtics sooner rather than later.


ROMEO LANGFORD

Langford finished with 11 points on 4-for-11 shooting. The Celtics' No. 14 overall draft pick also tallied four rebounds and three assists.

Other standout performers included Trey Davis (29 points, seven rebounds) and Yante Maten (17 points, eight rebounds).

The Red Claws return to action Saturday at 5 p.m. ET vs. the Westchester Knicks.

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NBA Highlights: Depleted Celtics run past Magic in second half, 109-98

NBA Highlights: Depleted Celtics run past Magic in second half, 109-98

FINAL SCORE: Celtics 109 Magic 98

IN BRIEF: Kemba Walker scored 37 points and the Celtics, playing without an injured Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, rallied from a 16-point deficit and defeated the Magic in Orlando 109-98 for their third win in a row and the 300th victory with the C's for coach Brad Stevens. BOX SCORE

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CELTICS RECORD: 30-14

HIGHLIGHTS

BIG FIRST HALF FROM KEMBA KEEPS C'S IN IT:

SMART-TO-THEIS:

THEIS' BLOCK LEADS TO JAVONTE GREEN DUNK:

MORE GREEN AS THE C'S START TO RUN AWAY IN 3RD:

ANOTHER 4TH-QUARTER 3 FROM KEMBA:

UP NEXT:
@New Orleans Pelicans, Sunday, 6 p.m., NBC Sports Boston
@Miami Heat, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., TNT

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