Today, the Boston Celtics announced the signing of Texas A&M’s Jalen Jones and Louisville’s Damion Lee, which brings their Training Camp roster to its’ maximum of 20 players.
The Boston Celtics have signed Jalen Jones and Damion Lee to contracts for the 2016-17 season, sources tell CelticsBlog. Jones was signed to a one-year deal for this upcoming season. Lee was signed for two seasons through the 2017-18 season. Terms are not yet available, but it is likely that both received a partial guarantee for 2016-17, as is the club’s past practice. While it is improbable that either Jones or Lee makes the team out of camp, the Celtics will have their D-League rights. A guaranteed amount can entice players to head to Maine versus pursuing larger deals overseas.
Jones is projected as a long shot to make the opening day roster out of camp, but the deal (which is likely at least partially guaranteed) gives Boston his D-League rights and provides immensely valuable experience and exposure to life in the NBA. He is the second A&M rookie (Danuel House - Washington) to land an NBA Training Camp spot.
Gig ‘em, Jalen. And best of luck.