Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe reported Friday that the Celtics and 2017 second round pick Jabari Bird agreed to a two-way contract. Bird was the 56th pick in this year’s draft after spending four years at Cal and will now spend the majority of the year in the G-League with the Maine Red Claws.
The #Celtics have agreed to a two-way deal with second-round pick Jabari Bird.— gary washburn (@GwashburnGlobe) August 11, 2017
Bird joins fellow second rounder Kadeem Allen as Boston’s second two-way contract on the roster. The Celtics are only allowed two of these deals, so don’t expect many more roster moves until training camp unless some unexpected trade goes down. Bird joins a stable of versatile wing players in the Celtics’ system after showing an ability to score at all three levels in Vegas and Utah.
Bird averaged 7.0 points on near 49% shooting in Summer League action. Bird took on a bigger role as players like former Cal teammate Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum sat out the final few games of the Las Vegas Summer League. The most amount of time Bird can spend in the NBA this year is 45 days and none of it is guaranteed.