Could Colton Iverson provide a boost for the Celtics?

As the Celtics continue to scuffle (losers of eight of last 10), an intriguing option has emerged from the overseas market.

Colton Iverson, the No. 53 overall pick in the 2013 draft whom Boston acquired from Indiana on draft night, has put together a very nice season for Laboral Kutxa of Spain. The 7-foot, 255-lb. center has been especially impressive as of late:

On the season, Iverson is averaging 7.1 points and a team-leading 4.8 rebounds while playing 18 minutes per game for Laboral Kutxa. He's tied for the team lead with 17 games played.

Iverson played for the Celtics in the summer league this offseason, averaging 6.4 points (on 65 percent shooting) and 2.4 rebounds in 15.8 minutes.

There aren't any signs that the Celtics plan to bring Iverson over in the immediate future, but ESPN Boston's Chris Forsberg suggested in his latest mailbag that Boston could add him if a roster spot opens up sometime down the line.

Iverson has had a nice string of games overseas. If the Celtics end up with a roster opening late in the season, it wouldn't be the worst idea to ink the likes of Iverson to a non-guaranteed deal. That would allow the team to get another look at him this summer and give the team a trade chip (non-guaranteed deals are filler gold) if they don't see him as part of the future moving forward.

Boston's current big men include Tyler Zeller, Brandon Bass, Jared Sullinger, Kelly Olynyk and Shavlik Randolph. Bass could be moved for future prospects or draft picks, and Randolph certainly isn't a part of the Celtics' long-term plans. If one or both of those two move on, Iverson could be a late-season add.

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