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Celtics’ Guerschon Yabusele will miss summer league after undergoing surgery on both feet

Guerschon Yabusele

The Boston Celtics‘ first round draft pick of 2016, Guerschon Yabusele, has reportedly undergone surgery on both of his feet to remove bone spurs on top of them. He is slated to miss the Summer League, as he will need time to recover from the procedure, per ESPN’s Chris Forsberg.

The 21-year-old French international was a surprise selection by the C’s in last year’s draft as he was taken 16th overall, despite only being projected to be a late first or early second round pick.

He was stashed in China, where he played 43 games for the Shanghai Sharks, where he averaged 20.9 points and 9.4 rebounds. Guerschon was named an an All-Star in the CBA and went on to become one of their best players last season.

He recently played for the Maine Red Claws of the D-League, and appeared for them in seven games. Although he did not make the Celtics’ roster this year, he is hopeful that his strong performances in China and in the Developmental League, will be enough for his team to consider giving him a roster spot.

He is wide-bodied 6-foot-8 forward, who has proven to be a good rebounder, which the C’s badly need. However, his chances will depend on how quickly he can recover from his injury and if he can play at an even higher level after his recovery.

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