By Cesare Milanti / email@example.com
As reported by The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Wenyen Gabriel is finalizing a deal with the Boston Celtics, joining the recent addition Jrue Holiday on the green-and-white NBA team. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski said he “has agreed to a training camp deal” with the same franchise.
Playing next to Chicago Bulls‘ own Carlik Jones, the 26-year-old big man was really helpful to coach Royal Ivey in order to qualify for next year’s Olympic Games with South Sudan. All throughout the 2023 FIBA World Cup, he put up 9.2 points and 6.8 rebounds per game, being decisive in getting this historic achievement for the African country.
Prior to the summer, Wenyen Gabriel played in the 2022-23 season with the Los Angeles Lakers, averaging 5.5 points and 4.2 rebounds per game with the Californian side. Previously, he was under contract with the Sacramento Kings, the Portland Trail Blazers, the New Orleans Pelicans, the Brooklyn Nets, and the Los Angeles Clippers. In the G-League, he played for the Wisconsin Herd and the Stockton Kings.
Free agent F/C Wenyen Gabriel is finalizing a deal with the Boston Celtics, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Gabriel, who averaged 5.5 PPG and 4.2 RPG for Lakers last season, will compete for a reserve big man spot in Boston.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 1, 2023
PHOTO CREDIT: 2023 FIBA World Cup