The Boston Celtics have agreed to sign point guard Shane Larkin to a one-year, guaranteed deal, sources tell CelticsBlog’s Jared Weiss. David Pick was the first to report the Celtics were signing Larkin.
Shane Larkin has agreed to a one-year, guaranteed deal with the Celtics, per sources. @IAmDPick reported first.— Jared Weiss (@JaredWeissNBA) July 20, 2017
Despite having a two-year offer worth around $6 million in Europe, Larkin elected to take a one-year, guaranteed offer worth around the veteran minimum of $1.5 million, per sources.
The Celtics also signed big man Daniel Theis Thursday and are in the process of signing Guerschon Yabusele to his rookie-scale deal according to sources. The Celtics will now bring 16 players on guaranteed contracts into training camp, meaning one of most likely Larkin or Theis will survive the final roster cut.
The Celtics often bring in extra players on guaranteed contracts over the summer and then eat their guaranteed money at the end of camp, waiving R.J. Hunter last season and Perry Jones III in 2015.
Larkin was the 18th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, and he played for three different teams in three seasons before playing last season overseas for Baskonia of Liga ACB. He averaged 13.6 points, 5.3 assists, and 3.0 rebounds in 63 games.
He texted HoopsHype’s Alex Kennedy to express his excitement to join the Celtics.