The Celtics plan to fill their final open roster spot on Monday with 27-year-old swingman John Holland, according to a report from Shams Charania of The Vertical. The agreement will be a two-year deal, with the final season being non-guaranteed.
Beyond blessed ??
— John Holland (@Jholland_23) April 11, 2016
The 6’5’’ shooting guard/small forward starred locally for four years at Boston University from 2007-2011, leading the Terriers to an NCAA Tournament berth during his senior year. He was also named the America East Conference player of the year that same season.
After going undrafted in 2011, Holland played professionally for four seasons in Europe, including a year stint with Besiktas, an elite club in Turkey. He returned to the states last year when was acquired by the Canton Charge in the NBA D-League. The seasoned veteran averaged 16 points per game on 52 percent shooting in 37 games this season for the Charge, including a 36.9 percent mark from downtown.
Boston’s front office got a good firsthand look at Holland last week, when he helped the Charge eliminate the Maine Red Claws from the D-League postseason. The swingman averaged 28.5 points per game in that series and shot 10-of-17 from 3-point range. Canton was set to begin its next playoff series on Tuesday night, but Holland is reportedly in Boston getting a physical before the Celtics host the Hornets on Monday night.