Over the past few weeks rumors have swirled that Danny Ainge and the Celtics weren't done making moves. It's not exactly what the C's faithful were hoping for but on Saturday the team officially announced the re-signing of Tyler Zeller. The club also game to terms with second-round pick Demetrius Jackson:
The Celtics have agreed to guaranteed deals w/Gerald Green, Tyler Zeller, & Demetrius Jackson & partial guarantee w/Ben Bentil, source says.— Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach) July 23, 2016
Zeller, who averaged 6.1 points and three rebounds a game last season for Boston, will come back on a two-year deal with a team option for the second season.
Inking the seven-footer adds depth to the front court. Zeller may not wow you on the court, but he is a reliable shooter, making 48 percent of his attempts for the Celtics last year:
Per sources, Gerald Green to get 1 yr deal at vet minimum (little more than $1.4 million); Zeller 2 yrs at $8 mil per, only 1st guaranteed.— Steve Bulpett (@SteveBHoop) July 23, 2016
As far as Jackson, he is a much needed ball-handler in the backcourt. The 21-year-old out of Notre Dame was selected 45th overall in last months draft:
The terms of Demetrius Jackson's contract with the Celtics are still being finalized, including length. But it'll be a guaranteed deal.— Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach) July 23, 2016
As a three-year member of the Fighting Irish, Jackson averaged 11.7 points, while dishing out 3.3 assists and grabbing 3.1 rebounds per contest.
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