9:45pm: The signing is official, the Celtics announced in a press release.
Kabengele, 24, earned the opportunity with a strong showing for Boston’s Summer League team. He averaged 14.8 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.2 blocks in five games in Las Vegas while shooting 58.7% from the field.
The Canadian big man was taken with the 27th pick in the 2019 draft and spent his first season and a half with the Clippers. At the 2021 deadline, he was traded to the Kings, who immediately waived him, and finished the season with the Cavaliers.
Kabengele played last season with Rio Grande in the G League, averaging 17.5 points and 9.3 rebounds in 25 games. He could provide some front court depth for the Celtics, who sent Daniel Theis to the Pacers in the Malcolm Brogdon trade.