Mickael Pietrus, who negotiated a buyout with the Phoenix Suns on Thursday, cleared waivers Saturday night and as expected, has committed to sign with the Boston Celtics.
His agent, Bill McCandless, told CSNNE.com Saturday night that he was in the process of finalizing a contract with the Celtics.
McCandless did not indicate the terms of the new deal, but the Celtics only have the veteran's minimum available.That means the eight-year veteran would receive a pro-rated salary of about $1.2 million.
This is a big addition for the Celtics, as Pietrus will play a significant role filling in at small forward since Jeff Green is out for the season and Paul Pierce is expected to miss the season opener. He won’t be available when the Celtics kick off the NBA season against the Knicks tomorrow, but I am eager to see MP in Celtics’ colors as soon as possible.