By Alex Barth, 985TheSportsHub.com
The Celtics former backup point guard is moving on. Brad Wanamaker has agreed to a one-year, $2.25 million deal with the Golden State Warriors, as first reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Wanamaker spent the first two seasons of his NBA career with the Celtics, after spending his first eight years as a pro oversees. The 31-year-old played in 107 regular games – and 21 playoff games – in his time in Boston, making one start. He averaged 5.9 points and 2.2 assists per game. On Thursday, it was reported the team would not extend a qualifying offer to him this offseason.
The Pittsburgh grad will now serve as Stephen Curry’s backup in Golden State. According to Woj, he’s expected to see “significant” minutes in that role.
Meanwhile, the Celtics will continue to search for Wanamaker’s replacement to back up Kemba Walker. The team spent their mid-level exception to sign Tristan Thompson on Saturday, but still have a bi-annual exception and two trade exceptions from moving Enes Kanter and Vincent Poirier earlier in the week. They also drafted Oregon point guard Payton Pritchard 26th overall in Wednesday’s NBA Draft.
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