The Boston Celtics have signed Von Wafer to a one-year contract, according to sources close to the situation. The deal will be fully guaranteed and worth the veteran’s minimum.
The Celtics had spent the past week looking for a guard to replace Tony Allen. Jarvis Hayes and Roger Mason were mentioned as options, but the team ultimately went with Wafer because of his ability to score off of the bench.
Von Wafer is a 6’5″ shooting guard who played his college basketball at Florida State. He has played four NBA seasons, his best coming in 2008 with the Houston Rockets. He averaged 9.7 ppg in 19 mpg, while shooting 39% from behind the arc. Last season, Wafer played with the Greek team Olympiacos, where he struggled to receive consistent playing time before being waived in December.