It’s no Tacko Fall, but the Celtics did sign one of their Summer League talents to a contract on Tuesday with the inking of guard Tremont Waters to a two-way contract, according to The Boston Globe’s Gary Washburn.
The #Celtics have agreed to a two-way contract with second-round pick PG Tremont Waters, according to an NBA source.— gary washburn (@GwashburnGlobe) July 9, 2019
Drafted with the No. 51 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, Waters came to the Celtics after a collegiate career with LSU.
The 5-foot-11 guard averaged 15.3 points and 5.9 assists per game in 29 appearances for the Tigers in 2018-19, and established collegiate career-highs in total field goals made (153) and steals (89). Waters closed out his LSU run with a bang, too, scoring a team-high 23 points in LSU’s Sweet Sixteen loss to Michigan State.
The 21-year-old Waters was also named to the First Team All-SEC in 2019.
Waters has averaged 10 points, 3.5 assists, and 2.5 rebounds per game through two games of Summer League action.
Introduced in 2017, two-way contracts are a way for a team to have some additional insurance policies on their roster in the event of sicknesses, injury bugs, and or rest nights for star players. And though a player on a two-way contract will spend the majority of their time in the G League, any player on a two-way deal can spend up to 45 days on an NBA roster.
The deal also makes the Connecticut-born Waters the first member of Boston’s four-player 2019 draft class to sign a contract.