Former Celtics two way point guard Tremont Waters traded to Los Angeles Lakers G League team

Waters will now suit up for the South Bay Lakers when he isn’t being called up to play with the parent club.

There have not been too many players in the 75-year history of the NBA who have played for both the Boston Celtics and their longtime rival Los Angeles Lakers, but there might soon be one more to add to the short list of such players.

According to a press release put out by the Lakers’ G League affiliate, the South Bay Lakers, the developmental team of Los Angeles announced that it had acquired the services of former Celtics two way floor general Tremont Waters and a 2022 G League draft second-round pick in a trade with the Milwaukee Bucks’ G League affiliate, the Wisconsin Herd, for guard Frank Mason III and South Bay’s 2022 NBA G League first-round draft pick.

The LSU product has earned two 10-day contracts this season, one from the Toronto Raptors in late December, and another from the Washington Wizards, and could conceivably see floor time with the Lakers.

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Celtics to ‘explore converting Sam Hauser to a standard contract’ after flurry of trade deadline deals: report

The Virginia product has been lethal from deep with the Maine Celtics.

The Boston Celtics will “will explore converting Sam Hauser to a standard contract” from his current two way deal according to Celtics Blog’s Keith Smith in a tweet coming soon after the passing of the 2022 NBA trade deadline on Thursday.

The move, precipitated by a cluster of moves by the Celtics that opened up five roster spots on the team, would help get the team to the full, 13-man minimum required by the league and reward the Virginia product for his outstanding play with the team’s G League developmental affiliate, the (Portland), Maine Celtics, where Hauser has spent the bulk of his inaugural campaign in the NBA.

The former Cavalier has been lighting it up from beyond the arc at that level, knocking down 41.2% of his shots while putting up 21.1 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and a steal per game with Maine.

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WATCH: Boston’s two way forward Sam Hauser gets 30 points, 5 boards, 6 assists on 7-of-13 shooting from 3 vs. Grand Rapids

Should the Cs give the Virginia product more run with the parent club?

What if the Boston Celtics could add some much-needed shooting to the team simply by playing a player who is technically on their roster already with the parent club more than they have been?

In the midst of much searching for ways to improve the team around the margins ahead of the 2022 NBA trade deadline, the option of internal development remains open as well, and with how two way forward Sam Hauser has been playing of late with the Maine Celtics (Boston’s G League developmental affiliate), it could make sense to give the Virginia product more run with the parent club.

In a recent game with Maine against the Grand Rapids Gold (the Denver Nuggets G League affiliate), Hauser scored 30 points, 5 rebounds, and 6 assists while shooting 11-of-20 from the floor and a scorching 7-of-13 from 3-point range.

Watch the clip embedded above courtesy of YouTuber Tomasz Kordylewski to see the former Cavalier in action with the Maine Celtics.

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WATCH: Are the Boston Celtics failing regarding their player development?

Or is the lack of talent emerging from the depths of Boston’s roster a more complex issue?

Are the Boston Celtics botching their player development? With a number of intriguing prospects having moved on to other organizations to find success in recent years from Max Strus, Javonte Green, and Garrison Matthews, fans and analysts are starting to question whether the Celtics’ developmental program could use another look given their slight use of their two-way players at the NBA level, or to cycle through prospects in order to find potential rotation players as some other organizations do.

Are these criticisms accurate and valid? Or do they demonstrate an incomplete picture of what the team is actually doing? What is a good example of using player development to improve the team, and what would Boston need to do to resemble that?

These questions and more are broached in a recent episode of the CLNS Media “A-List” Podcast, with hosts Kwani A. Lunis, A. Sherrod Blakely, and Gary “A.” Washburn (we just gave him an imaginary middle initial to fit in), as the trio discussed the status of Celtics player development..

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WATCH: Guerschon Yabusele brings teammate, fellow Celtics alum Vincent Poirier his tooth after a hard foul

The Dancing Bear had Vinny Sexpants’ back.

Once a Boston Celtic, always a Boston Celtic has long been the attitude of fans of the storied franchise (with perhaps a few notable exceptions) as well as among many players who have donned the green and white, with a bond often enduring long after their time with the team ends.

And such seemed to be the case between two former Boston big men playing together overseas for Real Madrid of the Spanish Liga ACB and the EuroLeague, forward Guerschon Yabusele and center Vincent Poirier. When the latter took a hard foul that knocked him to the ground while flooding Vinny Sexpants as a tooth went flying, the Dancing Bear went and retrieved it from him while the rest of the team did their best to keep Poirier from getting himself ejected.

To see the aftermath of the hit and Yabu’s considerate gesture to his teammate and fellow Celtics alumnus, check out the video clip embedded below from’s Twitter profile.

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WATCH: Stashed Boston Celtics guard Juhann Begarin gets 19 points, 5 rebounds vs. Limoges

The No. 45 pick of the 2020 draft is looking good abroad.

While the Boston Celtics quietly churn their way through the 2021-22 NBA season, a seed planted by the team overseas is showing signs of growth in stashed guard Juhann Begarin.

The Celtics’ No. 45 overall pick of the 2020 NBA draft has been playing well overseas in Europe, looking good while manning the backcourt for Paris Basketball in the French LNB Pro A league. The native of Les Abymes, Guadeloupe recently hung 19 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 steals while playing against Limoges in a regular-season contest between the two clubs.

Shooting 7-of-12 from the floor, 3-of-5 from beyond the arc, and a slightly worrisome 2-of-5 from the free-throw line in 35 minutes of playing time hints at Begarin’s potential at the next level should he come over to the NBA in 2022-23.

To see his highlights with your own eyes, watch this clip embedded above put together by YouTuber Tomasz Kordylewski.

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WATCH: Aaron Nesmith scores 21 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists with Maine Celtics vs. Wisconsin Herd

More evidence to suggest the Vanderbilt product needs regular minutes to develop.

If you thought it was a permanent case of the yips that had Boston Celtics second-year small forward Aaron Nesmith shooting poorly, we have some evidence that theory is no good. Assigned to the Maine Celtics with big man teammate Bruno Fernando (the G League affiliate for the Celtics formerly known as the Maine Red Claws) on Sunday, Nesmith had himself quite the game.

The South Carolina native put up 21 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, and a steal while shooting 9-of-16 from the field, 2-of-7 from the 3-point line, and a perfect 1-of-1 from the free-throw line.

Watch the clip embedded below put together by YouTuber Tomasz Kordylewski to see the best of Nesmith with the Maine Celtics this weekend.

With a little luck, we will see similar play from him at the next level as well.

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Shams: Former Boston Celtics two way big man Tacko Fall cut by Cleveland Cavaliers

Fall signed with the Cavs as a two way player this offseason.

It is no longer Tacko Time in Ohio, it seems, as The Athletic’s Shams Charania is reporting that the Cleveland Cavaliers are planning on waiving former Boston Celtics two way big man Tacko Fall.

Charania relates that the Cavs are cutting the Senegalese center in order to make room for guard Brandon Goodwin, who Cleveland will sign to Fall’s previous two way slot with the franchise. The undrafted big man out of the University of Central Florida spent two seasons in a two way capacity with the Celtics before signing with the Cavs this offseason and appeared in 11 games with the parent club while splitting his time with Cleveland’s G League outfit.

Fall recorded 1.1 points and 2.1 rebounds per game while playing with the Cavs in the NBA. No word as to whether the former Celtic has another position lined up, but will likely get another chance with a new team this season with COVID-19 continuing to threaten NBA rosters.

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Celtics president Brad Stevens spotted in Europe checking up on Yam Madar

The Israeli point guard is stashed in the European ABA league with Partizan NIS.

Boston Celtics President of Basketball Operations recently made a trip to Europe to check in on stashed Israeli point guard Yam Madar, according to a recent article by EuroHoops.

The Celtics president and a number of other NBA executives reportedly made the trip to see Madar play for his team in the ABA League — Partizan NIS — as they faced Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana in that league’s Round 11 Derby. Madar had made a string effort to sign on with Boston with his participation in this year’s Celtics summer league squad, but the unexpected signing of Dennis Schroder put those hopes to bed.

So far in 10 ABA League games played, the Beit Dagan native averages 6.6 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game, and 7.4 points, 3.2 assists, and 1.8 rebounds per contest when Partizan NIS plays EuroCup games.

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WATCH: Stashed Boston Celtics point guard Yam Madar helps Israeli national team advance in World Cup qualifiers

A little red meat for you Yamaniacs out there.

Boston Celtics stashed draft prospect Yam Madar has been hard at work on his craft overseas, and not just with his team for this season, Partizan NIS of the ABA League, the EuroCup and in the Basketball League of Serbia, but also with the Israeli National Team in FIBA Basketball’s World Cup European Qualifiers.

In fact, he’s been a big boost to Israel’s play, helping them complete a “perfect window” (a set of games between four teams grouped together) in qualifying play for his national team. So much so that FIBA themselves decided to post their own highlight video of Madar’s on-court wizardry for us to enjoy.

So, if it has been too long for the Yamaniacs to go without an update on how his play has been progressing, or you just happen to be a little curious regarding what the Beit Dagan native has been up to, watch the clip embedded below to get up to speed with the Israeli floor general.

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