No. 3: The case for the Boston Celtics to sign Louis King
Louis King’s name is the one on the list that Celtics fans will likely be the least familiar with. He’s a 6-foot-7 forward out of Oregon and has played a total of just 27 NBA games in four seasons as a pro. The 24-year-old spent the past season on a two-way deal with the Philadelphia 76ers, but only appeared in one game at the NBA level.
He spent the majority of his time playing for Philly’s G-League affiliate, the Delaware Blue Coats. King suited up in 32 games for Delaware, starting in 31 of them. He averaged 16.5 points, 5.0 assists, 4.7 rebounds, and 1.5 steals per game while shooting 46.5% from the field and 36.9% from beyond the arc.
Those numbers are pretty solid and indicate that King can do a little bit of everything. It’s all there: scoring, passing, rebounding, defense, and efficiency. It wouldn’t be the most shocking thing for the Celtics to bring him in as a project-type player.
It also should be mentioned that the Cs have one two-way contract spot remaining as well. King would be a great fit for that, as he could split time between Maine and Boston while continuing to work on his game.
However, it’s pretty unlikely that the Celtics would offer him one of the other two slots over both Warren and Stevens.