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Von Wafer, Delonte West will have contracts guaranteed

The deadline for non-guaranteed NBA contracts to become guaranteed contracts is Jan. 10, but because of procedural matters, players would have had to have been waived today. The two Celtics [1] in that position are Delonte West [2] and Von Wafer [3], both of whom are on one-year minimum contracts. Guaranteeing West’s deal West was a no-brainer, but Wafer’s status was in some doubt until today.

Wafer scored a season-high 10 points on Monday, which didn’t hurt his cause but he had begun to come around in practice. “I think he earned it,” Doc Rivers [4] said. “He earned the right to be here. Even before he was playing, he was really working on being a better player in practice.”

Wafer said he didn’t think about his situation.” I never really thought about it,” he said. “Whatever’€™s going to happen is going to happen. That’€™s when it starts affecting you is when you start thinking about it.”