With the end of the offseason quickly approaching, the Boston Celtics are reportedly looking in the direction of Marcus Georges-Hunt, as head coach Brad Stevens applies the finishing touches on his final team roster.
Sports writer Jay King first reported the news on his piece for The Athletic.
“The Celtics have plans to take a close look at Marcus Georges-Hunt this week, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.”
Despite already having 15 players listed on their current roster, the maximum number permitted by the NBA, a spot may be opening up with the recent developments surrounding incoming sophomore Jabari Bird and his alleged domestic violence-related arrest.
This could open up an opportunity for Georges-Hunt who failed to secure an extension with the Minnesota Timberwolves after one season with the team. In 42 games with the Wolves last year, the 6-foot-5 shooting guard averaged only 1.4 points and 0.4 rebounds in 5.3 minutes off the bench.
Georges-Hunt was a standout for Georgia Tech in college. As a senior, the Miami, Florida native put up 16.7 points, 1.1 three-pointers, 3.4 rebounds, and 3.3 assists in 32.4 minutes for the Yellow Jackets. Nonetheless, he was left undrafted after making himself eligible for the 2016 Draft.
The Celtics currently have one of the most talent-packed backcourts in the league today with the likes of Kyrie Irving, Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart, and Terry Rozier all in the mix. Even if Georges-Hunt succeeds in securing a spot on the C's roster, he will likely be looking at a very limited role for the side.