Boston Celtics reach four-year deal with second-round pick Jordan Mickey
Among the guy who caught my eye (and many other eyes as well) at Las Vegas Summer League was Jordan Mickey of LSU. Way back on our pre-draft podcast, PBT’s draft expert Scott Isaacson said he would be a guy to watch, someone who seemed to be underrated by the draft process.
He looked it in Las Vegas. He played 30 minutes a night for the Celtics, averaging 13.8 points on 52.9 percent shooting, but more impressive was the rim protection — he’s a beast in the paint defensively. He averaged 2.6 blocks per game (we should have seen that coming, he led the NCAA in blocked shots last season). Mickey is a quality prospect.
The Celtics like what they saw and have officially signed Mickey to a four-year deal.
The terms are good too, as reported by Shams Charania at Real GM.
Boston has signed 33rd overall pick Jordan Mickey to a four-year, $5M deal, league sources tell RealGM. Ex-LSU PF gets two guaranteed years.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 20, 2015
Basically, the Celtics get a couple of years of him guaranteed to see if it works out, and if it does they get a couple more years of him on a very affordable deal.
Add this to the lengthy list of quality assets Danny Ainge is stockpiling in Bean Town.