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Terrence Williams signs multi-year deal with Celtics

The Boston Celtics finalized a multi-year deal with guard Terrence Williams on Sunday.


Two days after his 10-day contract expired, Terrence Williams has agreed to a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics, the team announced on Sunday. Boston signed Williams away from the Chinese Basketball Association a few weeks ago after injuries hit Rajon Rondo and Leandro Barbosa.

According to reports leading into the official announcement, the contract is guaranteed through next season with a few conditions, the Boston Herald wrote.

As injuries hit the Celtics backcourt, the option to sign Williams became necessary. General Manager Danny Ainge has especially been intrigued by the 6'6, 220-pound swingman's ability at the point guard slot, the Boston Herald wrote. Williams has already played point guard for the Celtics in a new role after he ultimately failed to stick as a wing with the New Jersey Nets, Houston Rockets and Sacramento Kings. And with Rondo out for at least the rest of this season with a torn ACL, Williams is arguably the Celtics' best passer at this point.

More maturity is also something that has Ainge hopeful that Williams can take advantage of the opportunity in Boston.

He is averaging 3.3 points and 1.5 assists as a reserve in four games thus far.

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