Boston is still adding to the crowd.
The Boston Celtics have signed Jalen Jones and Damion Lee.
Lee (Louisville) and Jones (Texas A&M) both went undrafted. They likely received small guarantees designed to compensate for low D-League salaries. In the the likely event they waive the pair, the Celtics can assign Jones’ and Lee’s D-League rights to Boston’s affiliate.
Still, by getting to training camp, Jones and Lee give themselves a chance to impress – say if the Celtics make a roster-clearing trade (though No. 51 pick Ben Bentil starts with the upper hand).
Lee transferred from Drexel and is the higher-regarded prospect. He’s a plus perimeter shooter with penetrating skills to attack closeouts. But the 6-foot-6 wing will turn 24 before the season.
A half year younger, Jones also transferred, from Southern Methodist. A 6-foot-7 small forward with a 6-foot-11 wingspan, he has a body to play in the NBA if he develops. But he’ll need to do more than score inside – like shoot from outside and pass.