The Boston Celtics are the leading candidate to acquire the rights to University of Oklahoma's Romero Osby who is finalizing a deal to sign in the NBA D-League according to realgm.com:
Fort Wayne currently owns rights to Osby, but the Celtics’ D-League affiliate – the Maine Red Claws – are working to acquire the 23-year-old.

The Celtics have one roster spot open and could call up Osby at a point that is flexible on the team’s salary situation.
Osby averaged 16 points and seven rebounds last season at the University of Oklahoma. He was part of the Magic’s summer league team and became one of the last rookie signings to officially join his drafted organization.

In seven preseason games for the Magic, Osby averaged 5.7 points and four rebounds in 15.4 minutes a game.

I really like this acquisition if Osby's college career is any indication. Osby started out at Mississippi State and in his first two years averaged barely over 4 points a game for The Bulldogs.

In all likelihood, unhappy with his situation, Osby then transferred to Oklahoma where he was required to sit out a year.

In that year off he must have done some serious work because he averaged close to 13 points and just over seven rebounds in the first season he returned in more than twice the minutes he had received at Mississippi State.

His final season with Oklahoma he improved even more averaging 16 points a game while shooting close to 80 percent from the free throw line.

These numbers tell me Osby is an extremely hungry hard worker who loves the game and hopefully that will translate to him eventually becoming a great role player with the Celtic organization.

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Clint Corey 10/30/2013 01:30:00 PM Edit
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