The C’s second-round draft pick — and only draft pick — Lester Hudson has been optioned to the D-League, according to the Celtics telecast on Comcast Sports New England. The rookie has struggled to earn playing time behind Rajon Rondo and Eddie House, and will likely benefit from the time in Maine (with the 5-1 Red Claws).
The move will open up a spot on the Celts’ roster (Billy Walker, anybody?), as the Celtics will now have only 11 active players.
I’m glad Hudson will be able to get some playing time, and anxious to see what he does against the inferior competition in Maine. I’m also curious to see who, if anyone, will fill his spot until Glen Davis is ready to return.
Poor Hudson, though. He comes home to Memphis for his homecoming, gives out 43 tickets to friends and family, and ends up being told he’s demoted.
The NBA’s a tough world.