June 29, 2017, 11:24 am
Ante Zizic will play for the Celtics Summer League team according to Jeff Goodman of ESPN.
The 20 year old big man out of Croatia was drafted late in the first round in 2016 by the Celtics and has been widely considered to be one of the best young prospects in Europe. Due to some visa issues, the Celtics were unsure of his status this summer but it seems it all was sorted out as he has been included on the roster. With Kelly Olynyk hitting free agency this summer, Zizic could have a shot at contributing on the front line for Boston once rosters are set. The Celtics are rumored to be in the market on several available stars like Gordon Hayward, Paul George and Blake Griffin so Zizic’s affordable cap number and potential can help off-set a successful free agency splash in Boston.