After missing out on signing Sean Kilpatrick, the Celtics have quickly moved on and are prepared to ink G-League guard, Xavier Silas, to a 10-day contact - this information via ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Silas would be signed by means of the Medical Hardship Exemption.

He is a 30-year-old, 6'5" guard who played 43 games for the G-League Northern Arizona Suns this season. He averaged 33 MPG, 18.4 PPG, 4.1 RPG and 1.9 APG. Xavier's primary value for Boston may be his 3-point-shooting (per CelticsWire,USAToday's Jared Weiss):

Silas presents one valuable factor to Boston in that he is a knockdown catch-and-shoot guard, who can turn into a shot in the blink of an eye and averaged 9 three-point attempts per game this season.

Silas is definitely a shooter and it is apparent in the video below. How he will fare against the tougher NBA defenses remains to be seen:

How much Silas plays will be partially-determined by the Eastern Conference standings. Boston has a fairly-solid hold on the number two slot in the East, but they still have a slight chance to overtake the Raptors at number one. G-League stars normally come to the NBA as end-of-the-bench players. That is what we should expect, but Silas could end up showing us more than that.

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Tom Lane 3/27/2018 06:06:00 AM Edit
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