The Boston Celtics and Terrence Williams have reportedly agreed to a multi-year contract.
UPDATE: Sunday, March 3, at 1:54 p.m. by Joseph Zucker
Although specifics of the deal are yet to be known, the Boston Celtics have confirmed the move on Twitter:
Boston Celtics @celtics
The Boston Celtics announced today that they have signed guard/forward Terrence Williams to a multi-year contract.2013-3-3 17:27:26
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Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports reported the news on Twitter Sunday afternoon:
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpearsESPN
Celtics sign swingman Terrence Williams to multi-year deal.2013-3-3 17:45:20
Williams originally signed a 10-day contract with the Celtics back in February after spending some time with the Guangdong Southern Tigers in the Chinese Basketball Association (h/t Baxter Holmes of the Boston Globe).
The 25-year-old guard hasn't had a major impact numbers-wise for the Celtics. In his four games played, Williams has averaged 3.3 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists and only has a PER of 5.8.
While it's reasonable to expect some increase in these numbers as he gets more and more used to Boston, Williams won't be lighting up the box score. He has never averaged more than 8.8 points and 3.1 assists a game during his career.
Williams, though, will be a massive help and provide depth for a Boston team that has been ravaged by injuries this season. Rajon Rondo, Leandro Barbosa and Jared Sullinger are all out for the season.
This isn't the kind of move that will put the Celtics over the top, but Williams is at least a warm body that Doc Rivers can put out on the court. At this point, that's what Boston needs most.
Signing a multi-year deal also offers a bit of security for Williams, as the Celtics are the fourth team he has played for in his four-year NBA career.