Boston Celtics summer league standout Mike Moser was extended an invitation to the club’s training camp, according to CelticsBlog.com. The undrafted free-agent forward impressed many and as a result he’ll have chance to make the final roster this fall. Moser is unsure whether he’ll except the invite though.
Moser exhibited the ability to score the basketball in a variety of ways during the Celtics five summer league games this past week in Orlando. The former Oregon Duck finished the week off strong, posting 16 points and 10 boards against the Indiana Pacers.
In addition to showcasing strong low-post skills, Moser killed it from downtown. He led all league players with 11 three-pointers during the week. He also utilized his length and range in defending well.
Moser doesn’t know if he wants to attend the camp because he is a free-agent and would like a contract. The Celtics aren’t in a position to offer him a deal at this point. They have 17 guys currently under contract. It may be in his best interest to hope for a more favorable opportunity with a team who is in more dire need of his services.
Boston is currently loaded in the front-court. Moser would have to compete for a spot opposite the likes off Kelly Olynyk, Tyler Zeller, Brandon Bass, Jeff Green, Jared Sullinger, Kris Humphries and Gerald Wallace.
Nonetheless though, having Moser on the team would certainly provide Brad Stevens with a versatile option off the bench. He’s certainly deserving of a chance.
The 23-year-old big man finished summer league play having averaged 13.6 points and 4.8 rebounds per game. Of the 13 players who made the trip to Orlando, Moser was the most consistent all-around player.