According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Marcus Georges-Hunt is finalizing a deal to join the Boston Celtics in preseason camp. The free agent guard worked out with Boston earlier this month.
Free agent guard Marcus Georges-Hunt is finalizing a deal to join the Boston Celtics in preseason camp, league sources tell ESPN. Georges-Hunt played with Minnesota and Orlando in past two seasons -- and Celtics G League in Maine prior to NBA stops.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 28, 2018
Georges-Hunt appeared in 42 games last season for the Minnesota Timberwolves, averaging 1.4 points per game, while 43.8% from the field. Georges-Hunt has been productive during his time in the G-League, posting a line of 16.2 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 4.4 assists per game in 46 total contests. The Georgia Tech product averaged 15.8 points for the Red Claws during the 2016-17 season.
The Jabari Bird situation remains ongoing, however if a roster spot were to open, Georges-Hunt could make Boston’s regular season roster. As Wojnarowski noted, there is no timetable for Bird’s situation.
The uncertainty surrounding Jabari Bird's legal issues, contract and future with Celtics could impact Georges-Hunt's opportunity to eventually land on regular season roster. There's no telling the timing or resolution for Bird with Celtics. https://t.co/o6bWAH5DBc— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 28, 2018
The Celtics open their preseason slate tonight at 7:30 PM EST as they face the Charlotte Hornets at the historic Dean Dome in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.