Kadeem Allen is officially a member of the Boston Celtics.
The former Arizona Wildcats guard inked a two-way contract with the team Wednesday.
The Celtics have signed rookie guard @AllenKadeem to a two-way contract.— Boston Celtics (@celtics) July 19, 2017
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As a two-way player, Allen can only spend a maximum of 45 days on the Celtics’ active roster. The rest of the time he will be playing for the Maine Red Claws, Boston’s G League affiliate.
Allen will make a base salary of $75,000 and can earn up to $279,000, depending on the number of days he’s on Boston’s active roster.
The 24-year-old was drafted by the Celtics in the second round of the 2017 NBA Draft and played for the team in both Utah and Las Vegas Summer League.
There, Allen averaged 3.0 points and 3.1 rebounds in eight games.
After signing Gordon Hayward in free agency, the Celtics are expected to be a top team in the Eastern Conference, and have a plethora of guards, despite trading Avery Bradley to the Detroit Pistons earlier in the month.
Allen’s role with Boston will be limited (if he even has one), but considering his backstory, it’s cool to see him with an NBA organization nonetheless.
(To learn more about two-way contracts, check out this writeup on Vice.com)
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