Celtics rumors: Luke Cornett’s vet re-signed minimum

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Boston Celtics star Jason Tatum big man Luke Cornett walks off the field during Game Six of the 2022 NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors.

July 1, 2022 will undoubtedly become a landmark day for the Boston Celtics in the proverbial sense – time will tell if it yields any actual banners.

The morning began with a grumble that could have been Danilo Galinari Headed to Bentown. This was followed by a report from MassLiveBrian Robb indicated that the 16-point striker will join the Celtics on a two-year deal upon his release from San Antonio.

This was followed, in short, by what could have been a trade through the ages.

As mentioned by Woj, Team C turned Daniel Theis, Aaron Nesmith, Nick Stauskas, Malik Fitts and Joan Morgan, and first-round picks to top combo guard Malcolm Brogdon. In other words, no key players and their choice in their twenties would likely be the man who scored a 19-6-5 streak with the Indiana Pacers last season.

However, that wasn’t the only action from team boss Brad Stevens on Friday. While the crew of #BleedGreen was still catching their collective breath from Gallo and Brogdon, the C’s made an under-the-radar move to bring some volume back into their second unit.

Celtics re-sign Luke Kornet

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According to a report from Yahoo! Sports Chris Hines, and the Celtics and 7-foot-2 quarterback Luke Kornet reached a two-year agreement to bring the 26-year-old back to Boston. Later, rob He added that the big man will return to the minimum veteran.

Cornet played 12 regular season games for the Celtics in 2021-22, averaging 2.2 points, 2.1 rebounds and 0.7 assists in 7.1 minutes per game. He also saw court time in a few post-season competitions, exclusively during trash time.

And while that’s not a big deal to judge a player, Kornet has clearly intrigued the Celtics front desk, who has done business with him on multiple occasions now.

The club first acquired the ball in 2021 as part of a three-way trade with the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards. Then Stevens & Company brought him back last fall as an affiliate player with the Geological League’s Maine Celtics. After difficult stints with the Milwaukee Bucks and Cleveland Cavaliers, Cornette finds his way back to Maine, after which he is promptly taken back by C.

Despite his new deal, Cornette will likely fight to secure a spot on the roster again next season.

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untapped defensive potential

While Kornet has, at times, shown an ability to extend the ground with his three-point shot — he’s been a shooter at 36% of depth during his first two seasons with the New York Knicks — his paint protection could be an asset going forward as we are. Will.

He didn’t do much as a blocker in 21-22, but finished second on the team with a 9.2% block rate during 20-21, as tracked by basketball reference. Meanwhile, the Celtics kept their opponent to just 101.7 points per 100 holdings when he was on the ground that year.

As a member of the Knicks, Cornette blocked six shots during an April 2019 game with the Chicago Bulls.

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