Yam Madar Rumors
Jay King: Brad Stevens said Yam Madar, Payton Pritchard, Romeo Langford, Aaron Nesmith and Moses Brown will all be on the summer league roster. He’s not sure yet whether Begarin will be as well.
Josh Halickman: Hapoel Tel Aviv have given Yam Madar permission to take part in the NBA Summer League with the Boston Celtics the team that drafted him in 2020. Photo @dovster9 pic.twitter.com/JLmlDODE7Y
Romeo Langford, Payton Pritchard, Aaron Nesmith, Carsen Edwards, and Yam Madar are expected to join the Celtics’ summer league team in Las Vegas in the second week of August, according to sources. Grant and Rob Williams are not planning to play.
Since arriving in the United States during the first week of July, Yam Madar has been training with Berdugo at The College of New Jersey, the current home of Camp Step It Up. Madar and Yogev Berdugo have also worked out at the National Basketball Players Association headquarters in Manhattan. Madar will travel to Boston on Monday for 48 hours, where he’ll meet with the Celtics front office and get a few workouts in. He’ll then head to Los Angeles for about 10 days to continue his preparation before returning to Boston for summer league training camp.
The biggest concern regarding Madar’s game when they drafted him was his 3-point shooting, according to sources around the Celtics organization. His exceptional passing and ball-handling were great strengths, but they weren’t going to keep him on the court at the NBA level – he needed to be able to shoot at a high level, and this past season was a major step in the right direction.