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Report: Celtics sign Wafer

Posted by Julian Benbow, Globe Staff  July 29, 2010 11:19 PM

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wafer.jpgAccording to multiple reports, the Celtics signed free agent guard Von Wafer for the veteran minimum, adding the shooter that Celtics president Danny Ainge had been eying.

Citing sources, Hoopsworld reported that the Celtics beat out the Cleveland Cavaliers and several foreign teams for Wafer's services.

Wafer, 25, is well-traveled. After being drafted in the second round of the 2005 draft by the Lakers, he bounced to the Clippers, Nuggets, Blazers and Rockets. He signed a deal last August to play with Olympiacos in the Greek Euroleague, but was waived in December.

His strengths since his days at Florida State have been his size (6-feet-5-inches) and his scoring ability. Staying power has been an issue however. The Celtics had shown interest in bringing back Eddie House, but the veteran guard signed a two-year deal with the Miami Heat. Boston is still in the market for a backup big man.

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