- The Celtics are considering options to fill their roster spot and two-way vacancy
- Blake Griffin is unlikely to return to the Celtics for a second stint
- The Warriors have signed free-agent center Usman Garuba to a two-way contract
The Warriors have signed free-agent center Usman Garuba to a two-way contract, taking away a potential option for the Celtics in their search to fill their roster spots. Garuba, a former first-round pick, brings physical tools and defensive abilities that attracted Golden State. While his playing time was limited last season, Garuba showed promise with rebounding and offensive boards. It will be interesting to see how he develops in the Warriors’ system. This signing emphasizes the importance of finding contributors on team-friendly deals, a key aspect in the NBA’s new collective bargaining agreement.