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Back Up Bigs? Williams and Kabengele!


We know we need another big to insure that both RWill and Al get their rest and stay healthy so that Banner 18 can become a reality. What if we have the answer in summer league? Mfiondu Kabengele and Trevion Williams have both shown flashes of solid play. Question is will one or both of them fill up our empty roster spots? Or is there a trade in the works using that TPE before July 18th?

Kanbengele has shown the ability to finish at the rim with authority. He has some decent offensive skills, can rebound, and passes the ball well. He can block shots and is showing that he wants one of these roster spots. If anything we will see him get invited to training camp and see how he fares. Then and only then will we see if he gets a spot on this roster geared towards Banner 18. 


 Trevion Williams has shown that he loves to pass. What's great about him at such a young age is his ability to know the game of basketball and see the floor. He's willing to work hard on D and honestly his positivity seems infectious. He says he is similar to Al and if that's the case sign me up. With an invite to camp he will be able to show his skills with the big dawgs. Maybe he along with Kabengele are the answer and maybe not. All I can say is summer league is fun and lets us see what is out there for the back end of the roster. Bleed Green! Celtics Pride! 

Tom's Notes: 

In three Summer League games this far, Kabengele is averaging:

26.0 MPG - 16.3 PPG - 10.0 RPG (4.3 are offensive) - 3.7 APG - 1.3 BPG - plus/minus of +14

Summer League or not, tjose numbers are hard to ignore. In addition, he is shooting 61.5% from the field and 37.5% from beyond the arc. At 6'10" and 250 pounds, Kabengele is not as athletic as Rob Williams, but he appears stronger and willing to mix it up under the hoop.

Will his Summer League play translate to the BIG League? No one can be sure. It may be doubtful that he could play a significant role this season, but back-up minutes right away and as a potential replacement for Al Horford down the road - hey, it could work.

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