By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com
Brad Wanamaker is sticking around in Boston. The 29-year-old point guard agreed to a one-year deal to remain with the Celtics on Tuesday, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Free agent guard Brad Wanamaker is returning to the Boston Celtics on a one-year deal, agent Steve McCaskill tells ESPN. Wanamaker played six seasons in Europe before joining the Celtics last season as the oldest rookie (29) in the NBA.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 2, 2019
Wanamaker played just 9.5 minutes per game with the C’s last season, averaging 3.9 points and 1.6 assists. But he was efficient when called upon, shooting 47.6 percent from the field, 41 percent from three, and 87.5 percent from the free throw line.
The Philadelphia native bounced around various European leagues from 2012-18 before originally signing with the Celtics. President of basketball ops Danny Ainge continues to look to him to maintain the team’s guard depth after significant roster turnover in the 2019 offseason.
Wanamaker shores up a point guard depth chart that includes max free-agent signing Kemba Walker, Marcus Smart, and 2019 second-round pick Tremont Waters out of LSU.
The Celtics were ultimately able to keep both Wanamaker and forward Daniel Theis, both of whom were unrestricted free agents. They acquired Walker via sign-and-trade when they sent Terry Rozier to the Charlotte Hornets.
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