Boston Celtics Sign Delaware 87ers' Guard Vander Blue to a 10-Day Contract

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In need of a guard and a potential scoring punch off their bench following the trade of Jordan Crawford and MarShon Brooks, the Boston Celtics signed Vander Blue out of the NBA D-League.

Last week, the Boston Celtics shipped out Jordan Crawford and recent D-League alumni MarShon Brooks to the Golden State as part of a three-team deal.

From there, the team subsequently reeled in sharpshooting RGV Vipers' swingman Chris Johnson to a ten-day contract. Still in need of someone to step in and fill the newly existent voids, Boston announced their signing of Delaware 87ers' guard Vander Blue on Wednesday.

Blue, who was also signed to a ten-day contract, hasn't been in the NBADL for very long. Signed by the 87ers after the D-League Showcase, Blue has averaged 19 points through four contests. His most recent outing was a 35 point performance against the BayHawks on January 20th.

A former Marquette star, Blue can pour in the points in a highly efficient manner. Following two months overseas, he ventured out to Delware to play in the D-League. But having recongized his offensive prowess relatively early, the Celtics have ensured he wasn't didn't there for very long.

Boston is an ideal fit for Blue. He's played highly competitive basketball on the NCAA level before, and even played well with the 76ers during training camp. His recent minor league success suggests his skills will translate quite well in The Association.

At quite the opportune time, Boston will give him an ample shot with playing time readily available to be had. It'll be interesting to see if he can capitalize on this chance and make a positive enough impression to prove he has staying power at this point in his young career.

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