C's reach agreement with rookie Jordan Mickey


The Boston Celtics have signed second-round draft pick Jordan Mickey to a contract, the team announced on Monday.

CSNNE.com has confirmed the 21-year-old agreed to a four-year deal worth $5 million, although only the first two years of the contract are guaranteed.

The terms of Mickey’s deal were first reported by the Boston Globe.

Mickey, drafted with the No. 33 pick in last month’s NBA draft, was one of the top performers for the Celtics’ Summer League team, which competed in Salt Lake City and Las Vegas.

The 6-foot-8 -inch forward told CSNNE.com that despite being taken in the second round, he felt he should have been a first-round pick.

And to his credit, Mickey went about playing like a first round pick by delivering a well-rounded game this summer.

Known for his ability to protect the rim and defend, Mickey showed a surprisingly effective game offensively.

Mickey played a total of eight games this summer (three in Salt Lake City, five in Las Vegas), but was particularly strong in Vegas where he averaged 13.8 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.6 blocked shots per game.

He joins a Celtics frontcourt that currently includes returners Kelly Olynyk, Jared Sullinger and Tyler Zeller. In addition, the Celtics re-signed Jonas Jerebko and signed Amir Johnson via free agency. Boston is also expected to announce the trade for David Lee from Golden State.

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