Celtics Officially Sign Lamar Stevens to Camp Deal.
As expected, the Celtics have officially signed forward Lamar Stevens, according to the RealGM transactions log.
Stevens, 26, is 6-foot-6 and landed a non-guaranteed Exhibit 9 deal from Boston, per Luke Adams of HoopsRumors.
He appeared in 62 games for the Cavs last season, starting 25 and averaging 5.3 points and 3.3 rebounds, shooting 45 percent from the field. He also served as a reliable perimeter defender and a guy who made plays that didn’t show up on the stat sheet.
Being undrafted out of Penn State, Stevens had his initial two-way deal with the Cavs upgraded to a standard contract, which led to him appearing in 165 games over the last three seasons. Starting in 25 of 62 games last season for the Wine & Gold, Stevens averaged 5.3 points (44.8% FG) and 3.3 rebounds in 18.1 minutes per game.
During the offseason, Stevens’ non-guaranteed team option with the Cavs was picked up. However, he was then traded with Cedi Osman to the Spurs by way of the three-team sign-and-trade deal that sent Max Strus to Cleveland. In that transaction, Stevens received a $400,000 partial guarantee of his contract with the Cavs, but the Spurs waived him before his $1.9 million salary for the upcoming season became fully guaranteed.