The Celtics have signed 34 year old NBA veteran C.J. Miles. According to Woj, he is currently in Boston undergoing testing. The NBA just temporarily changed its rules and will allow teams to sign a hardship player for every player in Health and Safety Protocols. Not only that, but teams will be required to sign players to replace certain thresholds of players who are out.
Sources: The NBA will allow teams to sign one replacement player for each of its players who are under contract and tests positive for COVID-19 -- effective immediately through Jan. 19.
The NBA is doing this so they can avoid more postponed games. Josh Richardson, who just put up 27 points to lead the Celtics to a win over the Knicks on Saturday night has re-entered Health and Safety Protocols. Based on Richardson's comments in training camp, he is believed to be in the 3% of NBA players who have yet to get vaccinated.
According to the Boston Herald's Mark Murphy, Miles will be in uniform and able to play in tonight's game versus the 76ers.