The Boston Celtics reportedly made a decision not to sign Matt Ryan to any type of contract moving forward after producing a fantastic Summer League outing and brief stint with the Maine Celtics in the G League.
Per Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe, Ryan will not be rejoining the Celtics this season despite playing well in a position of need and during a time when there are currently three roster spots still available. This move proves that Boston has other plans for the position by the end of training camp.
The sharpshooting Ryan averaged 19 points per game on 55 percent shooting from the field and 52.6 percent from behind the arc this summer for Boston. He’s a serviceable player that should pull in some calls from other teams in the NBA or possibly even internationally.
Unfortunately for Ryan, the acquisitions of Malcolm Brogdon and Danilo Gallinari most likely impacted the decision not to retain him this season. On a good day, we’d hope that Ryan can produce similarly to Gallinari and if that’s the case it’s hard to have both of them coming off the bench.
The Celtics will continue with their training camp with roster spots to fill with Noah Vonleh, Bruno Caboclo, Justin Jackson, Denzel Valentine, and Brodric Thomas all likely options to make the final roster in some way.
It’s worth noting the Celtics already signed JD Davison and Mfiondu Kabengele to both of their two way contracts.
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