2022 Boston Celtics Summer League: List, Schedule, TV Channel, Live Streaming, Players to Watch

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Heading into the last season, the Boston Celtics had reached three of the previous five Eastern Conference Finals. They’ve lost at that point every time, however, and haven’t made the finals since 2010. They finally broke last season, defeating the Brooklyn Nets, Milwaukee Bucks and Miami Heat en route.

After a 2-1 lead over the Golden State Warriors in the Finals, it looked like they might win the record-breaking 18th championship. Instead, their inability to take care of the ball caught up with them, and they lost the next three matches to suffer a heartbreaking defeat.

As impressive as the Celtics were at times last season, it was clear throughout the finals that they needed to improve their depth. Brad Stevens saw things the same way and resolved this problem by hiring Danilo Gallinari and trading for Malcolm Brogdon shortly after the free agency began.

The Celtics now expect to be one of the deepest teams in the league, and their rotations are largely determined. They also didn’t have a first-round pick this year, all of which means this wouldn’t be the most exciting or exciting situation in the Summer League. However, there are some players you should keep an eye on now and in the future. Here’s everything you need to know:

Celtics summer league schedule

All games can be streamed on NBA TV, ESPN and ESPN 2 directly fuboTV (try for free).

  • Saturday, July 9: Celtics vs Miami Heat, 5:30 p.m. ET – NBA TV
  • Monday, July 11: Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks 8 p.m. EST – NBA TV
  • Tuesday, July 12: Celtics vs Golden State Warriors, 8pm EST – ESPN2
  • Thursday, July 14: Celtics vs Memphis Grizzlies 3:30 p.m. EST – NBA TV
  • to be announced later on

existing

Johann Bejarin

guard / forward

19

2021: #45 overall

Jordan bone

Protect

24

2019: No. 57 overall

J.D. Davison

Protect

19

2022: No. 53 overall

Sam Hauser

straight ahead

24

clumsily

Jericole Helms

straight ahead

22

clumsily

Brighton Hobbs

Protect

30

clumsily

Mufiondo Kabangel

center

24

2019: 27th overall

AJ Reeves

Protect

23

clumsily

Matt Ryan

straight ahead

25

clumsily

Broderick Thomas

Protect

25

clumsily

Travion Williams

center

21

clumsily

players to watch

  • Sam Hauser: Amid a flurry of moves by the Celtics this summer, most casual observers may not have noticed that Hauser signed a three-year deal. However, he will be the best and most important player in the Summer Celtics. An elite shooter who has made 43.3 percent of his nine attempts in every G-League game, he has high hopes of developing into a rotating player this season. Giving him a guaranteed long-term deal (even at a low annual salary) was a sign of their faith.
  • Johann Bejarin: Bejarin, picked up late in the second round last year, was a blackout and stash player who spent last season in his native France. He’s still only 19, and he’ll likely end up overseas again, especially given the Celtics’ newfound depth. However, he is a player to watch this summer, just to follow his lead. He’s an exceptional athlete, and if his game develops, he could one day give the Celtics some extra depth on the wing.
  • J.D. Davison: The Celtics replaced their first-round pick this year with the San Antonio Spurs in Derek White’s deal, and were left with one singles pick in the second round in the draft. They used it to get Davison out of Alabama. The 19-year-old is pretty blunt, but he’s another great athlete who confirmed multiple times in a recent interview that he wants to be a “dog” on the court. It’s going to be a long-term project, but it’ll be fun to see what he can do on his debut.
  • Travion Williams / Mufiondo Kabingel: We’ll bring these two together because they are two big guys who will be fighting for a chance to earn one of the Celtics’ final team positions. After Daniel Theiss traded the Indiana Pacers in the Malcolm Brugdon trade, the Celtics need more depth in the front yard, and the only real one on the roster behind Robert Williams III and Al Horford is Luke Cornett. The most likely outcome would be to sign a veteran at some point, but Williams and Kappengel have a real chance here.

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