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Hoosiers in the NBA: Juwan Morgan signs multiyear deal with Celtics

The Boston Celtics will fill their open roster spot before the playoffs by signing Juwan Morgan to a multi-year contract according to tweets by Shams Charania of The Athletic.

The deal is expected to be for two years, with a non-guaranteed salary for the 2022-23 season, a source tells Keith Smith of CelticsBlog.

Morgan’s signing is official, according to the transactions log, and was announced by the Celtics on Sunday in a tweet.

Morgan recently completed a 10-day contract with Boston. Prior to that, he had spent most of the season with the Maine Celtics of the G-League.  With Maine, the 6-foot-7 forward played in 20 games, starting 10 times. Morgan averaged 12.1 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.9 assists.  He was in training camp with Boston, but was waived before the start of the regular season.

Morgan appeared in one game on his 10-day contract with Boston, and he also appeared in a single game with the Raptors on a 10-day deal in December.

Morgan appeared in a total of 50 games for the Utah Jazz over the course of the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons.

With Boston headed to the NBA Playoffs as anywhere from the No. 2 to No. 4 seed, Morgan will be on a postseason roster for the third straight season.  He appeared in seven playoff games with the Jazz in 2020, and two with them in 2021.

Morgan went undrafted out of Indiana in 2019.

During his four-year stint with the Hoosiers, Morgan accumulated 1,374 career points to rank 25th in IU scoring lore. He is 10th in program history in career rebounds with 757 and eighth in blocked shots at 138 for his career.

Morgan was twice named to the All-Big Ten team. He was a second-team selection following his junior season and a third-team honoree the following season.

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