Celtics finalizing deal with free-agent guard Georges-Hunt

Colton Jones

The Boston Celtics are working on a training-camp deal with guard Marcus Georges-Hunt, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

The 6-foot-5, 216-pound Georgia Tech product played in 42 games for the Minnesota Timberwolves last season, averaging 1.4 point in 5.3 minutes. He debuted with the Orlando Magic in 2016-17, playing in give games and averaging 2.8 points in 9.6 minutes.

The 24-year-old Georges-Hunt worked out with Boston on Sept. 11. He was on the Celtics' training-camp roster in 2016 and played that season with the team's G-League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws, and averaged 15.8 points, 6.4 boards and 4.4 dimes.

Georges-Hunt was not extended a qualifying offer by Minnesota this summer, making him an unrestricted free agent. Before working out with Boston on Sept. 11, he worked out for the Timberwolves a week before and did so for the Cleveland Cavaliers earlier this month. He also worked out for the Denver Nuggets in August.

The Celtics have 15 players on their roster and both two-way slots are filled, meaning they will have to waive a player to make room for Georges-Hunt should the deal be finalized. Given the uncertainty of Jabari Bird's future, it is certainly a possibility. Bird is away from the team as he attempts to sort through legal and medical issues after he was arraigned on assault charges stemming from a domestic incident.