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Celtics Assign Giddens to D-League

Posted By Jessica Camerato On November 15, 2008 @ 11:35 am In General | 1 Comment

In a move that seemed inevitable, the Boston Celtics [1] assigned rookie J.R. Giddens to their NBA Development League affiliate Utah Flash on Saturday.

The Celtics selected Giddens out of New Mexico with the 30th overall pick in this year’s draft. That night Celtics president Danny Ainge and head coach Doc Rivers [2] praised his athleticism and defensive intensity.

However only 12 players can suit up every night and there have been minimal opportunities for Giddens. He averaged 2.0 points and 1.5 rebounds in 7.5 minutes during preseason play but has been on the inactive list the entire season.

The Celtics demanding schedule has not allowed Giddens to get in quality practice time.

‘€œWe haven’t had any really so it’s really tough,” Rivers said before Friday’s game against the Denver Nuggets [3]. “It’s tough for all those guys right now.’€

Giddens is the Celtics first assignment to the D-League this season.

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