Boston Celtics Offseason Addition Tears ACL

A tough break for a Boston Celtics newcomer, coming off a standout Summer League performance. Guard/forward Jay Scrubbs has suffered a torn ACL at practice and will be out for the season.

After a Summer League line through four games of 16.5 PPG, 3.8 RPG and 50 FG% with 47.6% shooting from the three-point arc, the Celtics signed him to a two-way contract in July. 

Scrubb can fill it up when given the chance. At the G League last season with the Lakeland Magic, he averaged 24.5 points along with 5.0 rebounds in 17 Showcase Cup games, and another 22.2 points in 28 regular season games with Lakeland. 

The 6'5" wing got into just two games for the Orlando Magic last season, and 18 with the LA Clippers the year before. He's averaged 4.0 points in 9.8 minutes per game across 24 NBA contests. 

Scrubb was a second-round pick of the Brooklyn Nets (55th overall) in 2020. 

It's the second straight year that a Celtics' summer signee tore their ACL before ever suiting up in a game for them. Danilo Galinari met the same just over a year ago. 

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