When former Louisville star Terrence Williams’ 10-day contract with the Boston Celtics came to an end on Thursday, there was an unexpected delay on what the outcome would be. Fortunately for Williams the delay was for good reason.
The Boston Celtics announced earlier today that not only would Williams be retained for the remainder of the season, but they he has signed a multiyear contract. The exact details of the contract haven’t been released, but according to the Boston Herald, Williams will be with the Celtics until at least the end of next season, given he makes the team. The deal will include several triggers that guarantee the contract in stages.
Celtics general manager Danny Ainge seems more than impressed with the former Louisville star. “He’s a better passer than anyone on our team,” Ainge told the Boston Globe. “He can play (point guard, shooting guard and small forward) and handle the ball. The reason I like Terrence is that we don’t have a true point guard. All of our guys can play the point guard in pinches, and all of them can share ballhandling responsibilities. But Terrence can be the best on our team right now.”
“I do feel that he’s matured,” Ainge said. “He’s had good coaching over the years, and I’m a little surprised that he struggled to find himself. But this is a big opportunity for him.”