by DANNY JAILLET
BOSTON— According to a report from CBSBoston.com, the Celtics have signed former Sacramento King Terrence Williams to a 10-day contract. This move was first reported by the Boston Globe and CSNNE.
Williams played for Rick Pitino’s Louisville Cardinals for four seasons. His best season came in the 2008-09 campaign when he was a senior. That year as co-captain of the Cardinals, he averaged 12.5 points per game to go along with 8.6 rebounds per game. His success in college led to him being taken as the 11th overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft by the New Jersey Nets.
In 2009-10, his first NBA season, Williams averaged 8.4 points per game, playing an average of 22.6 minutes per game. He spent one more season with the New Jersey Nets and then was traded to the Houston Rockets on December 15, 2010. He spent two seasons with the Rockets before signing a 10-day contract with the Kings on March 21, 2012. Then on March 31, it was announced that the Kings had signed Williams for the rest of the season.
In October, Williams joined the Pistons for their training camp, before being waived by Detroit on October 22. He then went to China and played for the China Basketball Association’s Guandong Southern Tigers. Now, he looks to write a new chapter in his NBA career as he waits to make his debut in Celtic Green.
This gives the Celtics some much-needed depth. He can play both the small forward and the shooting guard position, which is a major asset for the Celtics given Leandro Barbosa’s injury. With the Celtics (literally) limping into the All Star break, acquiring a fresh, healthy body should help Boston immensely as they begin their final push for the playoffs.