Yam Madar To Play On Celtics’ Summer League Team

Draft-and-stash prospect Yam Madar will play on the Celtics’ summer league team, Chris Grenham of Forbes Sports tweets.

The 20-year-old Israeli guard has been working out at the Players Association headquarters in Manhattan, Grenham adds.

The 6’3” Madar was selected by Boston with the No. 47 pick in the 2020 draft. He posted solid numbers for Hapoel Tel Aviv this past season, averaging 17.1 PPG, 5.2 APG, 3.0 RPG and 1.3 SPG in 33.2 MPG. He shot 46.9% from the field, made 40.9% of his 3-point tries, and drained 82.8% of his free throws.

If Madar performs well in summer league action and decides to make the jump to the NBA, he could figure into Boston’s backcourt mix. The Celtics dealt Kemba Walker to the Thunder last month, which could open up a spot depending on Boston’s offseason moves.

Marcus Smart, Payton PritchardJaylen Brown, Carsen EdwardsRomeo Langford and Tremont Waters (two-way FA) are the remaining backcourt options on the roster.

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