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BOSTON — When Nathan Knight signed a two-way deal with the Knicks, the plan was to make an impact and continue to stick it out in the NBA. But New York elected to waive him, leaving Knight looking for his new home. That’s life around the league as teams make cuts from training camp and the preseason.

That’s when the Celtics elected to sign the 26-year-old forward to a two-way deal. After Jay Scrubb tore his ACL at practice, the C’s had an open slot to sign a player. That’s Knight, who has played in 108 NBA games throughout his career with the Timberwolves and Hawks.

The Celtics will open their regular season against the Knicks at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Madison Square Garden.

Here’s everything Knight said at the Auerbach Center on Sunday, fresh off a workout and signing with the team:

“First of all, I’d just like to thank the Celtics for giving me this opportunity. There were conversations with a couple of different teams this offseason. I signed with the Knicks — things didn’t work out the way I planned to. Had conversations with Brad Stevens and (Joe) Mazzulla, and they were willing to give me an opportunity to come here, put in work for them, and do what I can do contribute to the organization. I’m just happy to be here.”

“That’s the business of basketball. I’m sure you guys know, just the way things work. So just rolling with the punches, ebbs and flows. Again, really blessed, really happy to be here.”

On training camp with the Knicks…

“I appreciate the experience I shared with those guys. It was a lot of fun being able to get to know those guys, get to sharpen the iron a little bit. Enjoyed my time there, learned a lot about basketball, learned a lot about myself. And again, extremely blessed to be walking into my fourth year.”

On his 20-point game against the Celtics on Dec. 27, 2022 for the Timberwolves…

“For me, I was just looking at how do I make my team be successful. Just took advantage of my opportunity, took the shots that were there. If the shots weren’t there, being able to find my teammates. I couldn’t really break the game down for you play by play, but just trying to do what I could to win.”

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