The Celtics announced that they have signed their second round pick and rookie guard Carsen Edwards to a contract.
According to Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe, Edwards reportedly signed a four-year, $4.5 million deal.
New: Per source, 2nd round pick Carsen Edwards has agreed to a four-year deal with the Celtics that will pay him more than $4.5 million in guaranteed salary. The first 3 years are fully guaranteed and the 4th is a team option: https://t.co/QJe9tUO5RN— Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach) July 13, 2019
Edwards was selected 33rd overall by the Philadelphia 76ers, then traded to the Celtics on draft night last month, after three years at Perdue.
Edwards impressed his now new head coach Brad Stevens during NBA Summer League out at the MGM Resorts in Las Vegas. Edwards finished with averages of 19.4 points (48 percent shooting and 47 percent from behind the arc), 4 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.0 steals in five games, which included two starts. The 21-year old combo guard lead the team in scoring four times, including a game-high 25 points to go along with 8 rebounds in the Celtics' summer finale loss against the Memphis Grizzlies.
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