In an effort to shore up their bench, the “Boston Globe” reported on Saturday that the Boston Celtics inked veteran swingman Mickael Pietrus to a contract shortly after he cleared waivers Saturday night. The 29-year-old native of Les Abymes, France has played at both the small forward and shooting guard positions during his eight year career in the Association. He will most likely backup both All-Stars Paul Pierce and Ray Allen in Boston.
Pietrus cleared waivers at 6:00 pm Saturday evening after he was released by the Phoenix Suns on Thursday. He came to Phoenix last February in a trade with the Orlando Magic. The veteran was part of the Orlando team that lost to the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2009 NBA Finals. He had knee surgery during the off-season and is expected to be completely healed in the next two weeks.
The swingman played his first five years with the Golden State Warriors before moving on to the Magic prior to the 2008-2009 campaign. He has averaged 8.5 points and 3,1 rebounds per contest in his career.