The Boston Celtics have inked a deal with free agent center Kylor Kelley for an Exhibit 10 contract, as reported by Keith Smith of Spotrac.
Kelley, aged 26, has had quite the journey since going undrafted from Oregon State in 2020, playing in various countries including England, Denmark, Canada, and in the G League.
Standing tall at seven feet, Kelley made appearances in 21 games in the NBAGL for the Raptors 905 during the previous season, where he averaged 7.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks in 15.3 minutes per game.
His most recent stint was with the Calgary Surge in the Canadian Elite Basketball League during the spring and summer.
Interestingly, Kelley’s G League rights were traded from the Raptors 905 to the Maine Celtics just last month.
This indicates a strong likelihood that Boston plans to waive Kelley before the regular season kicks off, with the intention for him to join the Maine Celtics.
If Kelley spends a minimum of 60 days with Boston’s G League affiliate, he becomes eligible for an Exhibit 10 bonus, which can amount to as much as $75,000.
Currently, the Boston Celtics have 19 players officially under contract, and they are also reported to have an agreement with big man Wenyen Gabriel, although this deal has yet to be finalized.