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Maine Celtics Acquire Denzel Valentine

January 21, 2022 - NBA G League (G League) - Maine Celtics News Release


PORTLAND, ME - The Maine Celtics, presented by Unum, announced today that the team has acquired five-year NBA veteran Denzel Valentine off of waivers.

With 256 games in the NBA, Valentine (6-5, 218 pounds) comes to Maine as the most experienced player on the current roster, with stints in Chicago, Cleveland, and Utah. The bulk of Valentine's playing career came with the Chicago Bulls. He played in 77 games for Chicago during the 2017-18 season, averaging 10.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 3.2 assists that season. For his NBA career, Valentine is averaging 7.0 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 1.8 assists per game.

A four-year standout at Michigan State, Valentine was named AP Player of the Year as a senior in 2016, as well as NABC Player of the Year, and was named to the Consensus All-American First Team. He also helped lead Michigan State to two Big Ten championships as well as a NCAA Final Four appearance in 2015.

Valentine is expected to join the team Sunday. The Maine Celtics return to action tomorrow when they take on the Westchester Knicks at the Portland Expo. Tickets are available by visiting MaineCeltics.com.


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