Celtics’ Summer League roster will feature 7-foot-1 Polish center

A 7-foot tall European man is expected to adapt to the Boston Celtics in the near future.

We’re not talking about Kristaps Porzingis, whose green debut will come in the fall after Boston acquired him in a three-team trade late Wednesday night. We’re talking about Aleksander Balcerowski, who is one of several players slated to join the Celtics’ 2023 NBA 2K Summer League roster, Boston Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach reported Sunday night.

Balcerowski, 22, from Poland, is listed at 7-foot-1 and currently plays for Spanish side club Gran Canaria, where he averaged 9.2 points and 3.4 rebounds per game last season in Liga ACB, the best in the country. basketball division.

Balcerowski won’t be the only new face in Boston’s Summer League roster, which is also expected to include guard Mychal Mulder, a 29-year-old Canadian with 84 games of NBA experience over three seasons; guard Jay Scrubb, a 22-year-old with 24 games of NBA experience over two seasons; and 26-year-old forward Justin Bean, a product of Utah State who spent last season with the Memphis Grizzlies’ G-League affiliate.

This trio will make up for the absences of recent Celtics draft picks Yam Madar and Juhann Begarin, who would not join the Summer League squad due to commitments to their international clubs. Boston’s 2023 second-round pick, Arkansas product Jordan Walsh, should be on the Summer League roster, according to Himmelsbach.

Here’s a look at the Celtics’ expected Summer League roster (based on current reports and subject to change):

The Celtics’ Summer League opener is scheduled for Saturday, July 8 against the Miami Heat in Las Vegas. Check out Boston’s full Summer League schedule below (all times Eastern):

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