HoopsHype Chris Babb rumors

March 21, 2014 Updates

The Boston Celtics announced today that they have signed guard Chris Babb to a multi-year contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Babb, a 6’5” guard, has appeared in six games for the Celtics this season averaging 2.2 points and 1.3 rebounds in 11.5 minutes per game. He recorded a high of six points against Brooklyn on March 7 and a high of five rebounds against Golden State on March 5. NBA.com

The Celtics signed Chris Babb for the remainder of the season, with provisions for next season, similar to the deal signed by fellow D-League call-up Chris Johnson, according to an NBA source. Babb, a 6-foot-5-inch swingman whose second 10-day contract expired Thursday, has averaged 2.2 points in six games. Boston Globe

March 20, 2014 Updates

Adrian Wojnarowski: The Boston Celtics will sign Chris Babb to a multi-year contract, a league source tells Yahoo Sports. His second 10-day deal ends today. Twitter @WojYahooNBA

Babb was signed to a second 10-day contract in March, beginning another trial period. This time it was different. Teams cannot sign players to a third 10-day contract; either the player is signed for the remainder of the season or no longer on the team. The stakes are high when fighting for a roster spot. “It’s kind of an overwhelming process, really,” Babb said. “I have 10 days to prove why I deserve to be there. At the same time I’m supposed to not worry about it and just play basketball. It’s easier said than done. So I’m telling myself, ‘Don’t worry about it, there’s no pressure, just play basketball.’ But at the same time, I’m a perfectionist when I play basketball. Any time I step out on the court I’m doing everything I can to do things the right way. I think that kind of magnified it in my mind. Being on a 10-day contract, you want to do things even more perfect. I think that kind of messed me up a little bit.” Basketball Insiders

Babb continued, “I’d be happy [to be signed for the remainder of the season]. I’d have that same feeling of accomplishment, but at the same time I’d still have to be motivated. I couldn’t feel a sense of complacency because at the end of the day if they sign me for the season, there’s just a month or so left, and then the process is going to start all over again. I’d still have to stay motivated and ready to work.” Basketball Insiders

March 11, 2014 Updates
March 10, 2014 Updates

Considering the affinity coach Brad Stevens has developed for Chris Babb, it would have been an upset if the Celtics decided not to sign the swingman to a second 10-day contract. Thankfully for Babb, he got the good news about his extended time with the from Mike Zarren, the team’s assistant general manager and team counsel, after the Celtics’ 118-111 win over the Detroit Pistons last night. “I just found out,” said Babb. “It’s just hard work and being a good teammate, knowing the game plan and knowing my role. Ninety percent of the battle is just getting a shot, because there’s so much talent in the D-League and coming out of college. Some guys just need the chance, and I was fortunate enough to get one.” Boston Herald

March 9, 2014 Updates
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February 28, 2014 Updates

The Boston Celtics announced today that they have signed guard Chris Babb to a 10-day contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Babb, a 6’5” guard was playing for the Celtics’ NBA Development League affiliate, Maine Red Claws where he averaged 12.0 points, 6.2 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.18 steals and 37.5 minutes in 33 games. He is the 26th Gatorade Call-Up this season from the NBA Development League and the third time the Celtics have signed someone from the D-League this season joining Chris Johnson and Vander Blue. NBA.com

The Celtics are expected to sign guard Chris Babb to a 10-day contract, league sources told the Globe. He could be available Saturday against Indiana. Babb has been playing with the Maine Red Claws of the Development League, where the former Iowa State standout has averaged 11.9 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 3.1 assists in 32 appearances. Babb was with the Celtics during training camp and impressed them with his outside shooting during several exhibition games. The 6-foot-5-inch shooter’s addition will help with starting guard Avery Bradley sidelined with a sprained right ankle. Boston Globe

February 27, 2014 Updates
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October 26, 2013 Updates

The Boston Celtics announced today that they have waived forwards Damen Bell-Holter and DeShawn Sims and guards Chris Babb and Kammron Taylor. The Celtics roster stands at 14. Bell-Holter, a 6’9” forward, appeared in three games for the Celtics during the preseason totaling one rebound in five minutes of action. NBA.com

October 24, 2013 Updates
September 30, 2013 Updates

The Boston Celtics announced today that they have signed free agent forwards DeShawn Sims, Damen Bell-Holter and guards Chris Babb and Kammron Taylor. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed. Sims, a 6’8” forward, played in 35 games for Sagesse in Lebanon last season where he averaged 22.5 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 33.3 minutes per game. Sims was previously named the 2011 NBA Development League Rookie of the Year when he posted 20.3 points (fourth in NBADL) and 7.7 rebounds (11th) for the Maine Red Claws. Sims also has played professionally in South Korea with KCC Egis, PAOK BC in Greece and for Piratas de Quebradillas in Puerto Rico. NBA.com

September 17, 2013 Updates
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