Greg Stiemsma, Celtics center
Stiemsma found a home in Boston last season after playing in the Turkish Basketball League, the Korean Basketball League, and for the Sioux Falls Skyforce.
The University of Maryland product was a training camp invite signed by the Celtics last December for the rookie minimum contract.
The 6-foot-11 Stiemsma, who is limited offensively, blocked six shots against the Hornets in his NBA debut. He played in 55 games for the Celtics last season, averaging 2.9 points and 1.5 blocks per game, briefly becoming a defensive sensation and a strong rotation player.
He averaged 13.9 minutes in 55 regular season games and 7.5 minutes in 19 postseason games. But Stiemsma struggled at times guarding the pick-and-roll and Ryan Hollins outplayed Stiemsma as a backup throughout the playoffs.
After the season, the Celtics were reluctant to offer Stiemsma the valuable biannual exception and the restricted free agent signed a four-year deal with the Timberwolves in August.