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Celtics sign Jabari Bird to two-way deal

Jabari Bird grabs a rebound during a Celtics’ summer league game against the 76ers in Las Vegas.John Locher/AP

The Celtics announced Tuesday that they have signed second-round draft pick Jabari Bird to a two-way contract.

Two-way contracts allow players to spent a maximum of 45 days with their NBA team and an unlimited time with a franchise’s G-League affiliate, in this case the Maine Red Claws. Teams can have a maximum of two two-way players, and the Celtics signed rookie guard Kadeem Allen to Boston’s first two-way deal in July.

The Celtics selected Bird with the 56th pick of this year’s draft. The former University of California guard averaged 10 points on 61.1 percent shooting in the Las Vegas summer league. Bird was an honorable mention All-Pac-12 selection as a senior with the Bears.


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