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Justin Champagnie: Let go by Miami
The Heat waived Champagnie on Saturday.
Champagnie spent the preseason with the Heat but was cut along with big man Cheick Diallo as Miami reduced its roster to 15 men ahead of the regular season. Unless he's scooped up off waivers by another team, Champagnie looks set to open the 2023-24 campaign with the Heat's G League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce.... See More ... See Less
Heat's Justin Champagnie: Joining Miami
Champagnie signed an Exhibit 10 deal with the Heat on Friday.
Champagnie spent time at the NBA level last season between the Celtics and Raptors in 2022-23 and also suited up in 23 games for the Heat's G League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce. Though the 6-foot-6 forward ended the campaign as a member of Boston's 15-man roster, he was cut loose in July and will now rejoin the Heat organization. Champagnie will get the chance to battle for a roster spot in training camp, but the Heat signed him mainly for the purpose of retaining his G League rights heading into the 2023-24 season. In his 23 appearances for the Skyforce in 2022-23, Champagnie averaged 18.2 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 31.3 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Justin Champagnie: Let go by Boston
The Celtics waived Champagnie on Tuesday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Champagnie split time between the NBA and G League during the 2022-23 campaign, averaging 2.5 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 11.5 minutes across two appearances for Boston. The Pittsburgh product signed a multi-year when he joined the Celtics late last season, but he's been let go before $50,000 of his contract became partially guaranteed, Keith Smith of Spotrac.com reports.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Justin Champagnie: Scores 21 in loss
Champagnie tallied 21 points (8-17 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 3-3 FT), 12 rebounds, six assists and a block over 28 minutes during Sunday's 103-98 Summer League loss to the Wizards.
Champagnie led the game in points and rebounds, doing most of his work at the basket. He also impacted the game with his distributing, adding six dimes. Champagnie will look to continue his strong Summer League campaign as he battles to crack the Celtics' rotation next season.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Justin Champagnie: Signing with Boston
Champagnie agreed to a contract with the Celtics on Monday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Champagnie recently wrapped up a stint with the G League's Sioux City Skyforce, with whom he appeared in 23 games (15 starts) and averaged 18.2 points (on 52 percent shooting from the field), 8.0 rebounds, 1.5 three-pointers, 1.0 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.7 blocks in 31.3 minutes per contest. The 6-foot-6 Champagnie -- who previously appeared in 39 games at the NBA level with the Raptors between this season and 2021-22 -- will give the Celtics additional depth at both forward spots during the final week of the regular season.... See More ... See Less
Justin Champagnie: Sees 34 minutes off bench
Champagnie secured 23 points (10-19 FG, 2-6 3PT, 1-2 FT), nine rebounds and a steal in 34 minutes of Sunday's 110-105 loss to the Vipers.
Champagnie leapfrogged the struggling DJ Stewart in the rotation Sunday, seeing 34 minutes off the bench and playing 11 fourth-quarter minutes. He nearly posted a double-double in the loss but came up just one rebound shy of the feat.... See More ... See Less
Justin Champagnie: Mediocre in playoff win
Champagnie secured 14 points (6-14 FG, 2-3 3PT, 0-1 FT), four rebounds and two steals over 28 minutes of Thursday's 98-97 win over the G League Kings.
Although Champagnie led the Skyforce reserves in points and rebounds, he was merely average in comparison to his normal performances. In 23 regular season appearances, Champagnie averaged 18.2 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.0 assists over 31.3 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Justin Champagnie: Rested Saturday
Champagnie (rest) did not play in Saturday's 116-88 win over the Hustle.
Champagnie got the night off Saturday in the closing leg of a back-to-back set with the Hustle after playing 23 minutes the night before. Champagnie should be a full go for the G League playoffs, where he will look to build on his season averages of 18.2 points and 8.0 rebounds per game.... See More ... See Less
Justin Champagnie: Reverts to bench role
Champagnie posted 14 points (6-12 FG, 2-4 3PT, 0-2 FT), seven rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 23 minutes of Friday's 119-105 win over the Hustle.
Champagnie's lengthy stint in the first unit came to an end Friday, as he joined the reserves with the Skyforce at full health. Although his 23 minutes were his fewest since Feb. 10, Champagnie was still a strong interior presence, swatting two shots and grabbing seven boards.... See More ... See Less
Justin Champagnie: Records five swipes
Champagnie posted 15 points (6-17 FG, 1-4 3PT, 1-1 FT), 11 rebounds, five steals and a block in Wednesday's 120-116 win over the Ignite.
Champagnie secured his fourth consecutive double-double Wednesday despite shooting just 35 percent from the field. He managed to extend his strong play to the defensive end, corralling a season high five steals while also swatting a shot. Champagnie should continue to be a dominant interior presence for the Skyforce and should see even more rebound opportunities if Orlando Robinson rejoins the Heat.... See More ... See Less
Justin Champagnie: Posts massive double-double
Champagnie scored 40 points (17-26 FG, 4-8 3PT, 1-1 FT) to go with 17 rebounds and a steal in 43 minutes of Wednesday's 127-125 loss to South Bay.
Champagnie dominated in the loss, recording game-high rebound and point totals at an incredibly efficient 65 percent clip from the field. The 21-year-old has been on a tear lately, averaging 24.4 points and 11.0 rebounds over his last seven appearances.... See More ... See Less
Justin Champagnie: Paces team in points
Champagnie secured 23 points (9-18 FG, 0-4 3PT, 3-3 FT), 15 rebounds, two assists and one steal across 33 minutes of Tuesday's 107-99 win over the Blue.
Champagnie dominated in the center role Tuesday, amassing team highs in points and rebounds. Of his 15 rebounds, eight were offensive as Champagnie asserted his will on Oklahoma City.... See More ... See Less
Justin Champagnie: Notches 40-point double-double
Champagnie poured in 43 points (16-31 FG, 3-10 3PT, 4-4 FT) to go with 13 rebounds, four assists, three steals and one block across 45 minutes of Monday's 124-115 loss to the Stars.
Champagnie turned in his best performance of the season, blowing his previous season high of 24 points out of the water while recording just his second double-double of the year. Although Champagnie launched 31 shots, he managed to finish with a solid 51.6 field goal percentage.... See More ... See Less
Justin Champagnie: Early exit Friday
Champagnie scored 11 points (3-5 FG, 0-2 3PT, 3-3 FT), one rebound and one assist in 12 minutes of Friday's 114-96 win over Westchester.
Champagnie exited the game after 12 minutes for an undisclosed reason. In his limited playing time, he managed to reach double figures in the scoring column. Champagnie's status moving forward is worth monitoring.... See More ... See Less
Justin Champagnie: Scoring tear continues
Champagnie tallied 24 points (11-19 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 1-1 FT) and six rebounds across 37 minutes of Tuesday's 112-92 loss to the G League Nets.
Champagnie crossed the 20-point threshold for the third time in his last four games Tuesday while seeing more than 30 minutes for the third straight game. In nine appearances with Sioux Falls, Champagnie has averaged 14.6 points and 6.2 rebounds across 27.3 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Justin Champagnie: Posts massive double-double
Champagnie logged 19 points (9-17 FG, 1-4 3PT, 0-1 FT), 14 rebounds, a steal and a block across 33 minutes of Friday's 106-99 win over the Squadron.
Champagnie stepped into the starting five in place of Jamal Cain (mouth) and came up huge for the Skyforce. His 14 rebounds were a game-high, while his plus-minus of plus-20 was the second-best for Sioux Falls.... See More ... See Less
Justin Champagnie: Paces team in points
Champagnie registered 20 points (7-9 FG, 3-5 3PT, 2-3 FT), four rebounds, one assist and one block across 26 minutes of Tuesday's 105-93 win over Texas.
Champagnie was incredibly efficient Tuesday, scoring a regular-season high 20 points on 77 percent shooting from the field. He appears to have found his role within the Skyforce, averaging 15.3 points and 5.0 rebounds over his last three contests.... See More ... See Less
Justin Champagnie: Scores in double digits
Champagnie recorded 12 points (6-11 FG, 0-2 3PT, 0-3 FT), six rebounds, two steals and one block over 22 minutes of Thursday's 125-121 loss to Lakeland.
Champagnie put together a strong two-way performance Thursday, posting two steals and a block while leading the Sioux Falls reserves in points and rebounds. However, he struggled with his shot a bit, missing all of his three-point and free-throw attempts.... See More ... See Less
Justin Champagnie: Mild in Skyforce debut
Champagnie logged seven points (2-6 FG, 0-2 3PT, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds, one assist and one block across 25 minutes in Sunday's 126-123 loss to the 905.
Champagnie put together a solid line in his first match for Sioux Falls after being cut loose by Toronto. His seven rebounds were a bench high while his 25 minutes were also the most by any Skyforce reserve.... See More ... See Less
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