Celtics fill open two-way contract slot with ex-Cavs guard


The Boston Celtics regular-season roster finally might be complete.

Free-agent guard Brodric Thomas has agreed to a two-way contract with the Celtics, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Monday.

UPDATE (1:45 p.m. ET): Thomas officially has signed his two-way deal with the Celtics, the team announced.

Undrafted rookie Sam Hauser is on Boston's other two-way contract, which means both players can spend time with the Celtics and their G-League affiliate in Maine this season.

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Thomas went undrafted in 2020, signing with the Houston Rockets on a two-way deal before joining the Cleveland Cavaliers in February 2021. He appeared in a total of 32 NBA games last season (four for Houston; 28 for Cleveland), averaging 4.1 points, 1.8 rebounds and 0.9 assists over 13.4 minutes per game.

The 24-year-old Truman State University product gives the Celtics some guard depth behind Marcus Smart, Dennis Schroder, Josh Richardson and Payton Pritchard.

The C's also have an open spot on their NBA roster after waiving Jabari Parker on Sunday. But the team could elect to keep that spot open entering the season, giving new president of basketball operations Brad Stevens flexibility to bring in a player with one of Boston's several trade exceptions.

The Celtics' regular season begins Wednesday night in New York against the Knicks at 7:30 p.m. ET.