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Celtics are reportedly signing huge Nathan Knight to 2-way deal

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Knight, a 6-foot-8 ahead/heart, as soon as torched the Celtics for 20 factors and 11 rebounds.

Nathan Knight goes to the basket throughout the second half of a preseason sport in opposition to the Celtics. Sarah Stier/Getty Photos

The Celtics are signing huge man Nathan Knight to a two-way deal, in accordance with a report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Sunday.

Knight, a 26-year-old, 6-foot-8 ahead/heart out of William & Mary, spent the preseason with the New York Knicks. He scored three factors in 9 whole minutes in two video games in opposition to the Celtics.

He’s averaged 3.7 factors, 2 rebounds, and 0.2 blocks in 7.8 minutes per sport over three up-and-down NBA seasons. Knight performed 33 video games with the Atlanta Hawks in 2020-21, 37 with the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2021-22, and 38 with the Timberwolves this previous season.

Knight, a local of Syracuse, New York, is a methodical participant who takes his time and likes to get to his spot.

He’s a profession 54.7 p.c shooter from contained in the arc and 26.5 p.c shooter from 3-point vary. Knight dropped 20 factors (on 8-of-11 capturing), and added 11 rebounds and 4 assists, in a win over the Celtics in December 2021.

Knight figures to take Jay Scrubb’s spot as a two-way participant after Scrubb tore his ACL. As a two-way participant, Knight could also be lively for as much as 50 NBA video games.

Whereas it’s unlikely Knight will find yourself seeing common enjoying time, he has an opportunity to compete for periodic backup huge minutes with Luke Kornet and Neemias Queta, amongst others.