Walker, 34, may not be the same player O'Brien used to coach in Boston, but he's making strides in his comeback with Idaho of the NBDL
. In a 109-102 overtime loss at Springfield on Saturday night, Walker had 27 points, 7 assists and 4 rebounds.
Those are dollars, by the way, that are now making Webster the idol of his teammates in the NBDL
, where the Portland Trail Blazers sent him for some game experience.
Rookies JaJuan Johnson and E'Twaun Moore haven't played much, but Rivers said they probably won't be sent to the NBDL
for seasoning because they might be needed with the Celtics squeezing in so many games each week after the lockout.
state, to play, but the money fell through so he returned to the NBDL
and averaged 9 points, 10.8 rebounds and 4.5 blocks in four games for Sioux Falls before signing with the Celtics on Dec.
Ridges, a 6-foot-1 point guard, joins the team after spending time playing professionally in the USBL and NBDL
, as well as Holland and, most recently, in the France "A" league.
Harangody was demoted to the Canton Charge of the NBDL
last week and scored 21 points Saturday in a win over the L.A.
Joseph, who has played professionally in Austria and China as well in the USBL and NBDL
, averaged 12.6 points and 4.5 rebounds for Oregon in his senior season (2003-04).
The Celtics certainly played well last night, but their opponents were so bad they could have been confused for Boston's NBDL
team, the Maine Red Claws from Portland, Maine, instead of the Trail Blazers from Portland, Oregon.
The Celtics would love to sign Chris Kaman if New Orleans buys him out, but they might have to be content with signing former Celtic Chris Johnson, who was released by Portland Thursday, or a big body from the NBDL
Has played in NBDL
, USBL and in Holland and France.
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), beginning with the 2004-2005 season.
Joseph, who was played professionally in Austria and Mexico as well as the CBA, USBL and NBDL
, is the third former Duck on the Chargers roster, joining Jay Anderson and Adam Zahn.