Former Celtic James Young to sign two-way deal with the Philadelphia 76ers

James Young's career with the Celtics didn't pan out quite as Boston had hoped it would when they selected him with the 17th overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft. Shooting woes, among other things, forced him to the back of Brad Stevens' bench and he wound up spending much of his three seasons with the Celtics playing for their G-League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws.

Young joined the New Orleans Pelicans summer league team in 2017 and was later signed to a training camp deal by the Milwaukee Bucks in September, but was waived the following month.

Fortunately for Young, he will now receive another shot, courtesy of the Philadelphia 76ers, according to NBA G-League writer Adam Johnson.

Philadelphia will waive point guard Jacob Pullen to create space for Young, who adds some depth on the wing.

The 22-year-old has played in 89 games (all with Boston) throughout his professional career, and accumulated per-game averages of 2.3 points, 0.3 assists, and 1.1 rebounds.

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