The Celtics weren’t done making headlines after their statement 120-107 win over the Memphis Grizzlies Thursday night. Shortly after the game ended, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported the team is signing veteran guard Nik Stauskas to a two-year deal.
UPDATE: According to NBA writer Keith Smith, the deal is non-guaranteed for the second season.
Drafted eighth overall in the 2014 NBA Draft, Stauskas has bounced around the NBA playing for six teams in six seasons with a stop overseas in Spain as well. He’s appeared in 337 NBA games, averaging 6.8 points per game shooting 38.9 percent from the field and 35.4 percent from three.
This season, Stauskas has spent most of his time in the G-League playing for the Grand Rapids Gold. In 13 starts, he was averaging 21.9 points per game while shooting 51.4 percent from the floor and 46.6 percent from three. Stauskas recently made headline with a historic week, scoring 100 points over the span of two games (57 and 43 in each game).
In Stauskas, the Celtics have added their second player from the Gold this week. The team also signed forward Matt Ryan to a two-way contract on Monday. The Gold are coached by former Celtics guard Jason Terry.
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