The Boston Celtics have signed guard Bryce Brown:
Per league sources, the Boston Celtics have signed guard Bryce Brown. Brown went undrafted out of Auburn at the 2019 NBA Draft before playing Summer League with the Sacramento Kings.— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) September 25, 2019
Brown is the 20th player on Boston's roster.
Brown went undrafted at the 2019 NBA Draft out of Auburn before playing Summer League with the Sacramento Kings.
Brown signed a fully non-guaranteed Exhibit 10 contract. This contract can be converted to a Two-Way contract or standard NBA contract. If Brown is waived and spend 60 days in the NBAGL, he can earn up to a $50,000 bonus.
Brown was a four-year player for the Tigers and started 73 games over his final two seasons at Auburn. As a senior, he averaged 15.9 points per game while shooting 41% from behind the arc. At 6’3’’, Brown projects to be a combo guard in the NBA.
During 2019 Summer League, Brown averaged 6.7 points per game, while hitting over 56% on three-pointers. He played in seven total games, all off the bench.
It had been reported that Boston was going to sign forward Yante Maten, but that signing has yet to materialize. Brown’s signing puts the Celtics at the offseason max of 20 players. It is common at this time of year for NBA teams to do some shuffling at the end of the roster. This is done so teams can give themselves options to acquire Affiliate Player rights for their NBAGL teams. Each team is allowed to designate up to four players as an Affiliate Player. The key is that these players must have been waived by the affiliated NBA team prior to signing with the NBAGL. In Boston’s case, they will likely designate 3-4 of the training camp players as Affiliate Players for the Maine Red Claws.
Don’t be surprised to see some continued maneuvering from the Celtics, which may ultimately result in the waiving of a player to make room for Maten on the camp roster.
The Boston Celtics open training camp on Tuesday, October 1st following Media Day on Monday, September 30th.