Mfiondu Kabengele reportedly traveling with Celtics; may debut with Boston

Fans of Boston Celtics two way big man Mfiondu Kabengele may get their first look of the 2022-23 NBA regular season at the fan-favorite center, with word that the Florida State alum will be with the team for the Celtics’ Thursday evening road tilt with the Memphis Grizzlies being reported by the Boston Globe’s Gary Washburn.

Kabengele is reportedly traveling with the team and off his usual posting with the (Portland) Maine Celtics to help fill in for reserve center Luke Kornet, who did not make the trip to Tennesee for personal reasons; Kornet also missed the first game of the team’s current road trip against the New York Knicks but had been with the team up until tipoff.

Playing in Maine with fellow Boston two way player JD Davison, Kabengele has been putting up 17.5 points, 12.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, a steal, and as many blocks per game with the Maine Celtics this season in the two contests that club has played so far.

And while he won’t continue to shoot 75% from 3-point range, that he has hit 3-of-4 such attempts with Maine this season provides an interesting wrinkle for Boston if Kabengele does see the floor vs. Memphis.

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