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Celtics switch to Silas for 10-day deal

Veteran shooting guard Xavier Silas hasn't played in the NBA since 2011-12, but that's all about to change.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Silas is signing a 10-day contract with the Boston Celtics.

Silas, 30, spent two games with the Philadelphia 76ers during that 2011-12 season. More recently, he has spent time with the Northern Arizona Suns of the G League -- compiling averages of 18.4 points and 4.1 rebounds this season. He was also with Northern Arizona last year.

Per Hoops Rumors:

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Boston was granted a roster hardship exception to sign another player due to a high volume of injuries. To qualify for the exemption, a team must have at least four players who have missed three consecutive games and are deemed likely to be out for an additional two weeks.

As the website also noted, the Celtics initially agreed to a 10-day deal with veteran guard Sean Kilpatrick, but he decided to go with the Chicago Bulls instead.