With the Celtics roster situation beginning to come more into focus as training camp begins today, E’Twaun Moore’s agent Mark Bartelstein has confirmed there will be one fewer spot available on the C’s bench, as the rookie shooting guard has signed a guaranteed deal with Boston:
The Journal and Courier has the scoop:
E’Twaun Moore, the No. 3 scorer in Purdue men’s basketball history, has agreed to a guaranteed contract with the NBA’s Boston Celtics.
“Yes, that’s true,” Moore said in a text message today.
Mark Bartelstein, Moore’s agent and chief executive officer of Chicago-based Priority Sports, said Moore will sign his contract tonight and will be in camp for the Celtics’ opening practice.
“We’re still working out the details, but yes, the contract will be guaranteed,” Bartelstein said Friday afternoon. “E’Twaun is very excited. He is raring to go.
“I think his experience in Italy helped him invaluably moving forward. His confidence improved, and it was a great opportunity playing against older guys.”
Many second round guys, especially those drafted towards the end of the round like Moore was, sometimes find it hard to land guaranteed deals. Therefore, this signing is a good indication of the high regard the C’s hold the 6-4 Moore as a player. It is also clearly due to the factor that there is a lot of spots to fill on this roster.
CelticsHub will be live from Waltham and the start of C’s training camp this evening. Stay tuned for any quotes and full reaction from the players/coaches after they wrap up their first practice in the next hour or two.