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KETCHIKAN (KDN) — With training camp less than a week away, Hydaburg native and Boston Celtic hopeful Damen Bell-Holter knows exactly who he’ll be competing against for an NBA roster spot.
The Celtics announced the 18 players they will have in camp, with 15 making the team.
Fourteen of the 18 are under guaranteed contracts, meaning the remaining four — which includes Bell-Holter — are potentially vying for the final roster spot.
Training camp opens Oct. 1.
According to the Boston Globe, the other three non-guaranteed invitees are Kammron Taylor (University of Wisconsin), Chris Babb (Iowa State) and DeShawn Sims (Michigan).
All four players play different positions — Taylor a point guard, Babb a shooting guard, Sims a small forward and Bell-Holter a power forward.
In an interview with the Ketchikan Daily News on Sept. 11, Bell-Holter said he’s been working out with the team daily, including individual training with Boston’s player development coach, Ronald Nored.
There are three power forwards under contract with the Celtics: Ohio State product Jared Sullinger and veterans Brandon Bass and Kris Humphries.
Donte Greene, a 6-foot-11 forward, was acquired by Boston in a mid-August trade with the Memphis Grizzles, but the Celtics cut Greene last week.