Chris Babb, a player that was invited to the Celtics training camp this year but waived before the beginning of the season, is reportedly on his way back to Boston.
Boston plans to sign guard Chris Babb of D-League affiliate in Maine to a 10 day contract on Friday or Saturday, league sources tell Yahoo.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) February 28, 2014
Here's a quick scouting report on him from Ridiculous Upside.
Babb is a shooting guard with a strong, wiry muscular frame. He is a very solid all-around player and described by Coach Mike Taylor as a "coaches dream". The Iowa State product hit 4-5 three-pointers in eight minutes of play and was one of the last players cut at the end of the pre-season. Babb is a very effective catch and shoot guy; a big portion of his shooting game is beyond the three-point arc; presently shooting 32% from three, but he is probably capable of even greater output on the offensive end. Babb's actions are good and he runs the floor well on both ends; has good quickness getting to the rim and finishing in traffic. Babb is under the radar as a defender; he is physical and not afraid of contact. He does a solid job of keeping the ball in front of him and showing good footwork and later movements. Team concepts, IQ and movements on the floor are all very good.
Nice to see him back. I assume this means that Rodrigue Beaubois will not be brought in.
I wonder if this is an indication that Avery Bradley will be out longer than expected. In fact, here's a report that hints that they may be taking it super slow and cautious with Bradley this time around.
Bradley suffered a right ankle sprain that kept him sidelined for five games. Upon his return, he was still experiencing some soreness and has since been shut down from playing in Boston's last seven games, and 13 of their last 16. Because the injury was re-aggravated last time, look for the Celtics to be more patient than usual in terms of Bradley's healing time. "We don't want it irritating any more and go back to where I started from," Bradley said. "We're just taking our time and letting everything calm down."
So the Celtics get another fill in player for Bradley and Babb gets another extended tryout with the Celtics.