Celtics officially sign Luke Kornet, Chris Clemons
Luke Kornet is returning to Boston. Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

The Celtics officially completed their previously reported deals with big man Luke Kornet and guard Chris Clemons on Friday, signing both players to training-camp contracts, per RealGM’s transactions log.

Kornet, 26, has appeared in a total of 133 regular-season games for the Knicks, Bulls and Celtics since entering the NBA in 2017-18 out of Vanderbilt. The 7-foot-2 forward/center was traded from Chicago to Boston at the 2021 deadline and played a semi-regular role for the Celtics down the stretch, putting up 4.4 points and 2.9 rebounds in 18 games (14.1 minutes).

Clemons played on a two-way deal with Houston two seasons ago after going undrafted out of Campbell. He appeared in 33 games that year but he tore his Achilles prior to the 2020-21 campaign. He was waived in January after Houston acquired Kevin Porter Jr.

Both Kornet and Clemons will likely be waived shortly, and are good bets to join the Maine Celtics, Boston’s G League affiliate.

This article first appeared on Hoops Rumors and was syndicated with permission.

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