Yam Madar: ‘I’m coming to work and coming to earn my place’

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While the Celtics have added a new President of Basketball Ops in Brad Stevens and a new head coach in Ime Udoka, the changes within the organization has already began early in the offseason.

As for the roster, former All-Star Kemba Walker has moved on while Al Horford is reunited with the Celtics. But, that’s just the beginning as the Celtics are expected to have a new guard in their back court come 2021.

The time has come for Yam Madar to join the Boston Celtics.

Madar, who was drafted in the second round with the No. 47 pick by the Celtics in the 2020 NBA draft, is set to join the team for the 2021-22 season as well as playing this summer in Las Vegas for the Celtics Summer League team.

In a recent interview with Adam Himmelsbach of The Boston Globe, Madar expressed his excitement to join the Celtics.

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Last season with Hapoel Tel Aviv in the Israeli Super League, Madar averaged 17.1 points, 3.0 rebounds, 5.2 assists, and 1.3 steals on 46.9% shooting from the field and 40.9% from 3-point range.

"Every place I'm coming, I'm coming to work and coming to earn my place on the team. That's something I know how to do. Working hard is something I know how to do," Madar said.

With Kemba Walker no longer with the team, Madar could make an impact and earn playing time in the Celtics back court if he continues to grow as a shooter and work on his game, which Madar is no stranger to. "The work that I put in, no one else really did. I think that's what separated me from the other guys that I played with," Madar said. "You couldn't tell at that age I would be something different. I'm not 7-foot tall and wasn't super athletic at a young age. The work put me at the place I am today."

Madar, who was a Celtics fan growing up, is well-aware of the current roster and is excited to work with and learn from them.

"I’m very excited to be joining stars like Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and Marcus Smart. I just want to work with them, because I've seen how they mastered their craft and got better. Those are the kind of players I want to work with."

"I'm excited to start in Boston. I'm not planning on going somewhere else. My focus is the NBA." This post originally appeared on Celtics Wire. Follow us on Facebook! [mm-video type=video id=01fakp2s2y0d1j82rhmg playlist_id=01f09kz5ecxq9bp57b player_id=01eqbvq570kgj8vfs7 image=https://images2.minutemediacdn.com/image/upload/video/thumbnail/mmplus/01fakp2s2y0d1j82rhmg/01fakp2s2y0d1j82rhmg-b6564ddbdee022224b65f4dc11854099.jpg]

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