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The Boston Celtics have made the signing of second-round pick Carsen Edwards official.

It had been widely reported that the 33rd overall selection from Purdue was going to join the team and on Sunday, the Celtics official website confirmed that Edwards had, in fact, signed with the team.

While the Celtics didn't officially state the terms of the deal, per team policy, Adam Himmelsbach of The Boston Globe had previously reported that the deal would be for four years and $4.5 million guaranteed.

Edwards was one of the stars for the Celtics in the summer league and he averaged more points per game in the summer league than any Celtic in the last 15 years. All told, he averaged 19.4 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 1.4 assists while shooting 47.9 percent from the field and a whopping 46.7 percent from behind the arc.

Signing Edwards was a foregone conclusion for the Celtics. Many thought he could have been a first-round pick, including Kendrick Perkins, and Edwards will have a great chance to win the primary backup point guard position.

The Celtics now have just one open roster spot available in the wake of making this deal official and waiving Guerschon Yabusele.

 

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