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Celtics Rumors: Ryan Arcidiacono Agrees to Training Camp Invite with Boston

Paul KasabianFeatured Columnist IISeptember 23, 2021

Chicago Bulls guard Ryan Arcidiacono (51) drives to the basket past Brooklyn Nets guard Tyler Johnson during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, May 15, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
AP Photo/Adam Hunger

Free-agent guard Ryan Arcidiacono reportedly has agreed to terms with the Boston Celtics on a training camp deal, per Shams Charania of Stadium and The Athletic.

As Charania noted, Arcidiacono worked out for the Golden State Warriors this week.

Arcidiacono has played his entire four-year NBA career with the Chicago Bulls after starring at Villanova, where he helped the Wildcats win the 2016 national title.

The 27-year-old guard averaged 3.1 points on 41.9 percent shooting, 1.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 10.2 minutes per game last year.

The Celtics currently have a crowded backcourt consisting of Marcus Smart, Dennis Schroder, Josh Richardson, Payton Pritchard and Romeo Langford.

It may be difficult for Arcidiacono to find a home in Boston, but he brings some good assets to the table. For starters, he shot 37.3 percent from three-point range last year and ended the season making 9-of-15 shots from beyond the arc.

In addition, he finished last season with an above-average defensive box plus/minus rate, per Basketball-Reference.

We'll soon find out if Arcidiacono lands on the Celtics roster or elsewhere with training camp beginning Sept. 28 and the regular season starting Oct. 19.