According to multiple reports, the Boston Celtics have signed center Jarvis Varnado of the Sioux Falls NBA D-League team.
The Boston Celtics are signing forward Jarvis Varnado of Sioux Falls in the D-League, league source tells Y! Sports.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA)
Varnado has made his presence known in the NBA D-League averaging 14 points, 10 rebounds, and 3.9 blocks per game. Danny Ainge and company are hopeful he can bring the rebounding and defensive stature they have been looking for all season.
Another D-League player is making an impact with his team, Fab Melo. Melo recorded an unique triple-double: 15 points, 16 rebounds, and 14 blocks.
While he is posting great numbers, the Celtics front office isn’t ready to bring up him up just yet and decided to give Varnado a crack at the league.
On the subject of centers for the C’s, Chris Wilcox will miss 3-4 weeks with a sprained right thumb. He suffered the injury on Tuesday night in the Chicago Bulls game.
“Chris is out; he’s out for a while,” Rivers said after the team’s practice on Sunday. “I don’t know how long, but the first report I got was three to four weeks.” (via ESPN Boston)
In other recent news, Boston’s guard Avery Bradley may participate in Christmas day’s game against the Brooklyn Nets as Doc Rivers eyes an early comeback for his guard:
Doc says that Avery Bradley may play first game during upcoming trip. Final clearance from medical staff all that’s needed.
— Mark Murphy (@Murf56)
What a great and early present for the green team this would be. Bradley may be the medicine Boston (13-13) needs. He brings an aggressive mindset on the defensive side of the ball particularly on-ball defending, and an open court presence for Rajon Rondo to play with.
More information to come as we will be keeping a close eye on this potential comeback.