Celtics, Babb agree to multiyear deal

Celtics, Babb agree to multiyear deal
March 20, 2014, 2:15 pm

BOSTON — Chris Babb arrived at the Celtics practice facility early this morning, unsure of what his future with the Green Team would be beyond today, the final day of his second, 10-day contract.

He was there to get up a few shots which is fitting, considering his fate with the Celtics hinged on whether they were willing to take a shot on him.

"Like I said, I've given it my best shot so we'll see how it all plays out," Babb told CSNNE.com this morning.

Despite not playing in the last three games (all coaches decisions), Babb had done enough in the eyes of management to be offered a multi-year deal with only the remainder of this season guaranteed.

Babb, speaking prior to CSNNE.com learning of his deal, was prepared for whatever news he would received.

"I'm packed with all my stuff," he said. "I'm going somewhere today."

Babb, the last player in the Celtics' training camp this fall, spent most of this past season with Boston's Development League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws.

He appeared in 33 games with the Red Claws, averaging 12 points, 6.2 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.2 steals per game.

Several players have been pulling for him to stick, but arguably his biggest fan has been head coach Brad Stevens.

"Know that we are thin on wings with size," said Stevens who added, "and so, that being said, he's (Babb) a wing with size. What we do moving forward I don't know. I love having him around. I think he's great; an unbelievable teammate. And when he's played, he's given us good minutes."

The only healthy small forward Boston has right now is Jeff Green. Gerald Wallace is out for the season after undergoing surgeries to his left knee and ankle. The Celtics have used 6-6 Chris Johnson some at small forward, but he's more of a big shooting guard.