CRAWFORD | Damion Lee signs training camp deal with Boston Celtics
Former Louisville forward Damion Lee has signed a two-year, partially guaranteed contract with the Boston Celtics. He'll work out with the team most likely until the regular season begins, then have the option of staying with Boston's Developmental League team.
LOUISVILLE, Ky, (WDRB) -- All former University of Louisville forward Damion Lee has wanted from the NBA is a chance. Now, he’ll get one from the Boston Celtics, who signed him to a training camp contract on Wednesday.
Despite spending only one season in Louisville, Lee earned a special place in the memories of Cardinal fans for his positive personality and for the way he handled a postseason ban that was not of his making.
According to The Boston Globe, Lee was part of a pair of signings that bring the Celtics to the maximum-allowable roster size of 20. That roster must be cut to 15 before the start of the regular season.
Still, it’s a chance for Lee to compete in an NBA training camp, and to make some money. While the two-year deal isn’t fully guaranteed, the Celtics retain his Developmental League rights, and NBA teams often offer partial money for two years in the hopes that they can keep players with their D-League programs if needed.
Lee averaged 10.8 points in six NBA Las Vegas Summer League games with the Miami Heat in July. That was after struggling with Miami’s team in the Orlando league, averaging just 3.4 points on 6-27 shooting, 2-17 from three-point range.
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