Rookie sharpshooter Andre Dawkins has been informed by the Celtics that he'll get another 10 day contract. Obviously the team has liked what they've seen, even if he hasn't logged a single minute with the parent team yet. He's played 4 games and averaged 20 points per game for the Maine Red Claws.
"They're not really worried about me shooting the ball," he said. "They know I'm going to be able to do that. It's more so what I can get better at, and a lot of that's at the defensive end. The team defensive concepts are a little different than what we did in Miami, so it's been an adjustment trying to learn how they want to play certain things, certain pick-and-rolls here and there. It's been good to be (in Maine) to get a lot of reps at it and try to get better at it."
If the team makes some moves at the deadline, I wouldn't be surprised at all to see Dawkins get a non-guaranteed contract that takes him through the rest of this season with a team option to keep him on for next year as well. The Celtics could very well have a lot of rookies and young players by the time summer league play starts (they currently have 5 draft picks to use this summer), but Dawkins has that one super-power skill that many teams covet. Perhaps enough to find room on the roster for him going forward.