With training camp set to open on Oct. 3, the Boston Celtics have filled their 15-man roster, signing former Cavaliers forward Lamar Stevens, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. Details of the deal have not been announced.
After going undrafted in 2020, the six-foot-six wing spent the last three seasons in Cleveland. Stevens appeared in 62 games a season ago, 25 of which, and averaged 5.3 points and 3.3 rebounds per game a season ago.
The 26-year-old was traded to the Spurs earlier this offseason as part of the three-team sign-and-trade deal between the Heat, Spurs, and Cavaliers that sent Max Strus to Cleveland. Stevens was waived by the Spurs in mid-July. He had previously worked out with the Celtics in August.
Not known for his offense, Stevens, who established himself as a defensive presence in Cleveland, could provide valuable minutes for Boston with his defensive versatility. The former Penn State star will likely compete with rookie Jordan Walsh, Oshae Brissett, Sam Hauser, and Svi Mykhailiuk for playing time this season.