For the second year in a row, the Celtics are reaching into the EuroLeague to bolster their depth, as they are set to finalize a deal with guard Brad Wanamaker, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
EuroLeague guard Brad Wanamaker is finalizing a deal to join the Boston Celtics next season, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 25, 2018
A 6-foot-4 guard, Wanamaker spent last season with Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul, and finished the year as the MVP of the Turkish Finals. In three EuroLeague seasons, Wanamaker has averaged 13.5 points, 4.2 assists, and 3.2 rebounds per game.
The 28-year-old shot 47.5 percent, including a 36.3 percent mark from behind the arc, over that three-year run.
Wanamaker, a Pennsylvania native, spent four years at the University of Pittsburgh before going undrafted in 2011.
This also gives the Celtics a loaded backcourt in 2018, with Wanamaker signed and behind at least both Kyrie Irving and Terry Rozier on Boston’s depth chart. Marcus Smart, meanwhile, is a pending restricted free agent drawing interest from several teams, while Shane Larkin will become an unrestricted free agent next week.
The Celtics had success with their most recent EuroLeague import, as German forward Daniel Thesis was a significant off the bench presence for the 2017-18 Celtics before suffering a season-ending knee injury.