Former Celtic Signs With Timberwolves After Torn ACL Recovery

Dozier made six appearances with the Celtics


September 17

One former Boston Celtics point guard found his new home on Saturday.

P.J. Dozier, who made a brief six-game pit stop with the Celtics in 2018, reportedly agreed to a contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Dozier, who spent the last three seasons with the Denver Nuggets after his Boston tenure, suffered a torn ACL during December of last season — the follow-up to the strongest campaign of his five-year career in 2020. Last season, which lasted just 18 games total, the 25-year-old averaged 5.4 points on 36.4% shooting from the field, 31.3% from three, and 76.9% from the line in 18.9 minutes per game.

The Celtics saw the return of Dozier last season amid his season-ending injury and quickly dealt the guard in a three-team trade involving the Orlando Magic and San Antonio Spurs.

Dozier, alongside former Celtic of zero games played Bol Bol, were soon dealt to the Magic in exchange for a future second-round draft selection. The trade served as a cost-saving exchange for the Celtics back in February.

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