Terms of the deal were not announced, according to team policy, so we don’t know exactly what White signed for, but I think we can all agree that when you have the opportunity to sign a 26-year old averaging 2.6 points and 1.5 rebounds per game to a multi-year deal, you pull the trigger every time.
In all seriousness, White could be a player who contributes, especially if the Celtics keep Kevin Garnett out of the lineup for an extended period. Until last year, White had never averaged fewer than eight rebounds per 36 minutes, and he has a decent mid-range jumper that the Celtics can use in pick-and-pop situations. White is unlikely to see minutes in the playoffs (as demonstrated by his DNP-CD against Miami), but as a regular season stopgap, this is probably a good signing.
Shavlik Randolph’s future with the team isn’t certain yet, but Doc Rivers wants to keep him around for the sake of continuity, according to the Boston Globe:
Also, coach Doc Rivers said that he wants to keep team continuity and wants to sign Shavlik Randolph, whose second 10-day contract expires Thursday.
Said Rivers about the roster: “We don’t need to make any more changes. They know what we’re doing. We don’t need to bring in another. We brought in three guys (in the last month). That’s a lot for a team that’s in the thick of a playoff run. That’s enough change as far as I’m concerned. I think we’re done with the change stuff.”
According to the Celtics’ Twitter feed, both Kevin Garnett and Shavlik Randolph were on the team flight to New Orleans, so perhaps there is good news on every front.
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