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Shane Larkin inks deal with Celtics

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The young journeyman has worn his share of jerseys since being drafted in 2013.

NBA: Toronto Raptors at Brooklyn Nets
Shane Larkin finalized his deal with the Boston Celtics today after stints in Dallas, Brooklyn, and most recently Baskonia, Spain.
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Free agent guard and young journeyman Shane Larkin made his agreement with the Boston Celtics official today. Jared Weiss initially reported the impending deal for CelticsBlog on July 20.

Larkin’s terms were not made public in line with team policy, per the post on Celtics.com. However, Weiss reported more from sources earlier today:

The guard leaves behind an offer in Spain more than three times the veteran minimum, perhaps signaling that joining at team well positioned to challenge the Cleveland Cavaliers for the top spot in the NBA’s Eastern Conference is more alluring than cold hard cash.

While the Celtics are stacked with a versatile frontcourt, Larkin will fill in behind a slimmer core of guards, led by Isaiah Thomas and Marcus Smart. In his most recent season stateside with the Nets, he offered solid shooting percentages (44.2% FG, 36.1% 3-PT) and decent playmaking ability (4.4 assists on 22 minutes).