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“I thought there may have been an opportunity for me, but at the same time, they are still building right now, and maybe that was not the right time,” said Iverson. “They are still rebuilding — they’ve communicated that with me — that they are trying to get their main components, their starting 5 solidified, then they’ll build their roster after that. It’s kind of a waiting game right now for me and them. I just hope that the rebuilding process is as strong as possible right now.”
A Celtics contingent that included director of scouting Dave Lewin and international scout Benas Matkevicius flew to Spain last month to check on Iverson and formally invite him to join the team’s summer squad again. They watched him practice, then took him to dinner to discuss the state of the team and the role he’d be competing for moving forward. Said Iverson: “We essentially agree on everything that I need to do to make it happen.”
When Laboral Kuxta’s season wraps, Iverson will trek back to Boston to join the Celtics for veteran workouts in advance of two summer league entries in Utah and Las Vegas. This will be his third summer with the Celtics, and Iverson knows he must show he’s made the strides necessary to warrant roster consideration.
After a critical Euroleague win over Unicaja Málaga last Friday, Iverson told LosCrossovers he plans to join the Celtics for Summer League again this offseason. He and his agent have stayed in contact with Celtics’ representatives throughout the year, and Iverson said he’s encouraged by the team’s commitment. “I know they’ve been following me all year, all last year too, and it’s just good to know that they’re still investing in me by watching me and keeping track of me,” Iverson said. “It’s good to know they’re still in it.”