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On Monday, the Celtics filled their 15th roster spot by signing Coty Clarke to a 10-day contract from their D-League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws.  According to Marc D'Amico of Celtics.com, the former training-camp invitee was informed he was getting the call the night before, following a 126-88 Red Claws victory in New York over the Westchester Knicks.  Here's more from D'Amico:

Clarke, an undersized shooting forward who prides himself on rebounding, has an advantage coming from Maine, given that the Red Claws' system is very similar to that of Boston's.

He says Maine's coaching staff has brought out his versatility, which excites his new coach in Boston.

"I think what really translates here is his ability to stretch and shoot," said [Brad] Stevens, "and then hopefully bring some good versatility defensively."

Those characteristics have been on display more than ever lately for Clarke. During his last nine games with the Red Claws, he averaged 24.2 PPG, 8.7 RPG, and shot 18-of-37 (48.6) from beyond the arc.

More from Stevens:


At Monday's practice in Waltham, Clarke said he was eager to prove the Celtics made the right decision to bring him aboard:



Here are some of Clarke's highlights this season:



Don't expect Clarke to see much (if any) game action in Boston, although the C's could use him as part of a garbage-time lineup made up completely of kids who've spent time in Maine this season (with Terry Rozier, RJ Hunter, James Young and Jordan Mickey)--if all five are ever active at the same time.  At 23 years old, the 6'7" Arkansas product is the senior member of the bunch.



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Mark Van Deusen 3/08/2016 12:40:00 PM Edit
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