Damen Bell-Holter Rumors
The Boston Celtics announced today that they have waived forwards Damen Bell-Holter and DeShawn Sims and guards Chris Babb and Kammron Taylor. The Celtics roster stands at 14. Bell-Holter, a 6’9” forward, appeared in three games for the Celtics during the preseason totaling one rebound in five minutes of action.
Baxter Holmes: Stevens said training camp invitees DeShawn Sims, Damen Bell-Holter & Kammron Taylor have been released. Chris Babb is with them, for now.
The Celtics have released forward Damen Bell-Holter and guard Kammron Taylor from their training camp roster. The players were informed following the Celtics’ victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday in the preseason finale. Coach Brad Stevens spoke to each player personally before they left the locker room to offer positive feedback and well wishes.
The Boston Celtics announced today that they have signed free agent forwards DeShawn Sims, Damen Bell-Holter and guards Chris Babb and Kammron Taylor. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed. Sims, a 6’8” forward, played in 35 games for Sagesse in Lebanon last season where he averaged 22.5 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 33.3 minutes per game. Sims was previously named the 2011 NBA Development League Rookie of the Year when he posted 20.3 points (fourth in NBADL) and 7.7 rebounds (11th) for the Maine Red Claws. Sims also has played professionally in South Korea with KCC Egis, PAOK BC in Greece and for Piratas de Quebradillas in Puerto Rico.
In every cloud there’s a silver lining, but Damen Bell-Holter might not have to settle for silver. He might have found a pot of gold. Days after the German basketball team Telekom Baskets Bonn decided not to renew his three-week tryout contact, the Ketchikan High School graduate said he received an invite from one of the most storied franchises in the NBA — the Boston Celtics.
Gary Washburn: According to New Hampton School website, ex-Oral Roberts F Damen Bell-Holter received invite to #celtics camp. 15.4 ppg and 9.4 rpg as Sr.
When the Boston Celtics call, you drop everything. Just ask Hydaburg’s Damen Bell-Holter, who was in Germany about to begin his professional basketball career when the NBA team called his agent and invited the former Oral Roberts University star to training camp next month. “My agent said I was on their list of guys they wanted to bring in,” Bell-Holter told me. “It’s really exciting. It’s a huge opportunity that doesn’t come around very often. Just that they knew my name is pretty cool.”