A second Celtic has accepted an overseas contract as second-year guard Avery Bradley signed a one-year deal with Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem today, according to his agent, Mitchell Butler. The deal includes an NBA out.
Bradley, who was limited to 31 games as a rookie because of left ankle surgery, had been looking for overseas experience during the NBA lockout for more experience. Bradley is expected to be a primary backup for Rajon Rondo next season. The NBA-out clause allowed Bradley, 20, to return to the Celtics when the lockout concludes.
Boston’s second-round pick, E’Twaun Moore, is playing for Benetton Treviso in Italy after agreeing to a deal in August. Butler told the Globe in August that he had conversations with Celtics president Danny Ainge before the lockout began and the team offered blessings for an overseas opportunity.
Bradley played in the Impact Basketball League in Las Vegas last month and also participated in an all-star game in Seattle. He is from nearby Tacoma.
Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem also features American players Luke Jackson (Oregon, Cleveland Cavaliers), Jarvis Varnado (Mississippi State), D.J. Strawberry (Maryland) and Brian Randle (Illinois). Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem begins its regular season on Oct. 17.