Mar 24, 2013; Dayton, OH, USA; Temple Owls guard/forward Scootie Randall (33) is boxed out by Indiana Hoosiers forward Christian Watford (2) and guard Nkereuwem Okoro (11) in the second half during the third round of the 2013 NCAA tournament at University of Dayton Arena. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Celtics sign Rodney McGruder and Christian Watford

The Boston Celtics have signed Rodney McGruder and Christian Watford according to Mark Deeks of hoop365. Both of these rookies are undrafted, with what little professional experience they have being limited mostly to overseas action.

The Boston Celtics today signed Rodney McGruder and Christian Watford to one year contracts. The levels of guarantee are not yet known, but are expected to be either nominal or nil.

Watford, a jumpshooting combo forward, attended summer league this year with both the Detroit Pistons and Golden State Warriors, averaging 8.5 points in two games for Detroit. He has spent the one year of his professional career thus far in Israel. McGruder meanwhile did not appear in summer league for anybody, yet last year spent some time with the Oklahoma City Thunder. The 6’4 off-guard is also only one year into a professional career, spending the bulk of his first campaign in Hungary with Atomeromu, averaging 14.4 points and 5.3 rebounds in 27 minutes a contest.

After signing Tim Frazier earlier in the day, the Celtics roster now stands at 20, the maximumm permissible amount in the offseason. Evan Turner, reported to have agreed a deal with the team some weeks ago, has yet to sign it.

While no one expects these guys to make the Celtics’ roster, it does give Danny Ainge a few more players to package into a trade.  Either that, or it it’s good news for Maine Red Claws fans!



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