The Boston Celtics shocked the NBA world last August by pulling off a blockbuster trade to acquire Kyrie Irving from the Cleveland Cavaliers.
There have been no such fireworks this August, but the Celtics did make a move Tuesday, signing guard PJ Dozier to a two-way contract. The team didn’t disclose the terms of the deal.
Dozier is a 6-foot-7 guard who played 43 games for the Oklahoma City Blue of the G-League last season. He was on a two-way contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder during the 2017-18 campaign. Dozier played in two NBA games for the Thunder last season and scored two points in three minutes of action.
The 21-year-old joins a Celtics backcourt that includes point guards Kyrie Irving, Terry Rozier and Brad Wanamaker. Marcus Smart is more of a shooting guard/small forward but also has the ability to be a primary ball-handler.
Here’s an updated overview of what the Celtics roster looks like with Dozier in the fold.
Terry Rozier, PG
Marcus Smart, PG/SG/SF
Marcus Morris, SF/PF
Aron Baynes, C
Daniel Theis, PF/C
Other Bench Players
Guerschon Yabusele, PF/SF
Brad Wanamaker, PG/SG
Robert Williams, PF/C (rookie)
PJ Dozier, PG
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