Report: Boston Celtics to sign Luka Samanic to training camp deal

The Boston Celtics are reportedly planning to sign big man Luka Samanic to a nonguaranteed training camp deal according to new reporting from CLNS Media’s Bobby Manning. The 6-foot-10 forward was previously a No. 19 overall pick for the San Antonio Spurs in 2019, with career averages of 3.8 points and 2.2 rebounds per game in his two seasons in the league with San Antonio.

A career 29.4% 3-point shot at the NBA level, Samanic’s G League play could easily convince one that the Croatian big man is worth a shot as a depth option for the Celtics. There, Samanic logged an impressive 27.9 points, 10.6 rebounds, and 3.3 assists per game while shooting 41.5% from deep on nearly 6 attempts per game with the Westchester Knicks in 2021-22.

At just 22 years old, it seems likely Samanic could have plenty more room to grow into a rotation role with the right opportunity.

The question for Boston is whether the Celtics are that opportunity with their current need for big man depth and shooting.

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