As the Boston Celtics head into the offseason, NESN.com takes a closer look at each player on the roster in an effort to determine who will stick around for next season and who will be playing elsewhere.
First up: Chris Babb.
Since it seemed like the best idea to compile this list in alphabetical order, we kick things off with the 15th and final man on the Celtics’ roster.
Babb didn’t play a single game in the NBA this season, but Boston did sign the 25-year-old guard to a multi-year, non-guaranteed contract earlier this month. Before he spent the conclusion of the season keeping James Young company at the end of the bench, Babb put up solid numbers in the D-League, averaging 15.4 points and 5.5 rebounds over 45 games for the Maine Red Claws.
The Iowa State product does have NBA experience — he appeared in 14 games for the C’s as a rookie in 2013-14 — but his greatest value might be as a trade chip this summer given the non-guaranteed nature of his newly signed deal.
If he’s not moved, expect to see him back at Celtics training camp. But with Boston’s deep stable of guards, cracking the roster will be difficult, and that’s without factoring in any potential offseason acquisitions.
Babb could very well find himself waived or back in Maine by the time October rolls around.