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Ante Zizic
Ante Zizic
Position: C
Born: 01/04/97
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:230 lbs. / 104.3 kg.
Salary: $1,645,200
Over the past two years, the Celtics have been busy in Europe. In 2016, they drafted French forward Guerschon Yabusele and Croatian center Ante Zizic. Then last summer they signed German forward Daniel Theis and veteran point guard Shane Larkin, who spent last season playing in Spain. With so much focus on college basketball, and for obvious logistical reasons, the Celtics’ small and diligent Boston-based scouting staff cannot have a constant presence overseas. So that is what Matkevicius is tasked with, and the Celtics’ lone full-time staffer and scout in Europe played a key role in all of the recent additions. “Benas has an amazing work ethic,” Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said. “He just seems tireless.”
How well is he playing for the Canton Charge? Kendrick Perkins has started 15 of 18 games for the Charge, only coming off the bench when Ante Zizic is sent down from the Cavaliers for a game. He’s averaging 10.7 points and 8.4 rebounds per game. Those numbers are higher than any single season in his NBA career, and certainly higher than his career averages of 5.4 points and 5.8 rebounds. His best performance was a 20-point, 15-rebound game in November. “I’ve been getting a lot of positive feedback,” he said. “I feel I’ve played well in the minutes I’ve played. “I wanted to show that I can still put the ball in the basket. And that I can still just move and play with the speed, pick and roll. I just wanted to prove that I can actually compete.”