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NBA rumors: Celtics are signing forward Yante Maten to Exhibit 10 contract

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NBA rumors: Celtics are signing forward Yante Maten to Exhibit 10 contract

The Boston Celtics are adding another player to their roster as training camp approaches.

The Boston Globe's Adam Himmelsbach reported Tuesday night the Celtics are signing Yante Maten to an Exhibit 10 contract.

Maten, who's listed at 6-foot-8 and 240 pounds, played two games as a rookie for the Miami Heat last season. Most of his 2018-19 action came in the NBA G-League, where his impressive play for the Sioux Falls Skyforce earned him a spot on the All-Rookie first team. 

The 23-year-old power forward played four seasons at the University of Georgia and won the SEC Player of the Year award as a senior during the 2017-18 campaign. He averaged 19.3 points per game for the Bulldogs during his senior season, but went undrafted in 2018.

Maten likely will compete with several players, including 7-foot-6 center Tacko Fall, for the last roster spot in training camp and the preseason.

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2020 NBA Mock Draft 3.0: No clear-cut choice at No. 1

2020 NBA Mock Draft 3.0: No clear-cut choice at No. 1

BOSTON -- With about six weeks of NBA games left to play, there’s a heightened level of uncertainty as to who will be the No. 1 overall pick. 

There is no Zion Williamson in this year’s draft; that is, a player who would be the top pick regardless of who is on the clock. 

This is a draft where the top picks are going to address specific team needs as opposed to most drafts where the value of the early selections is how they enhance a team's overall talent. 

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And just like there’s no clear-cut No. 1 pick, there’s going to be quite a bit of jockeying among NBA teams as far as who will have the best shot at landing one of the top picks. 

That said, here’s the current draft order based on records and the player those respective teams are likely to select. 

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How Tremont Waters fared for Maine Red Claws vs. Lakeland Magic

How Tremont Waters fared for Maine Red Claws vs. Lakeland Magic

With Tacko Fall out due to a toe injury, Tremont Waters was the center of attention for the Maine Red Claws on Thursday night.

Unfortunately for Maine, Waters was unable to propel them to victory as they fell to the Lakeland Magic, 106-103.

It was a rather inefficient day for Waters, as the Boston Celtics rookie had 14 points on 5-for-17 shooting to go along with 11 turnovers.

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He did provide a few nice highlights, though, which you can watch below:

With Waters struggling, it was Bryce Brown leading the way for the Red Claws with 27 points and 5 rebounds.

Waters and the Red Claws will look to bounce back Saturday at 7 p.m. with a home matchup against the Erie Bayhawks.

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