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Celtics add D-League guard Vander Blue

UDPATE, 12:10 p.m.: The Celtics [1] confirmed the signing [2] of Vander Blue to a 10-day contract to provide depth to a thin backcourt.

Blue received congratulations on his Twitter account and wrote: “God is amazing! I’m speechless right now … all it took was patience.”

The 6-foot-5 shooting guard has been playing for the Delaware 87ers, a D-League affiliate of the 76ers. In four games, he’s averaging 19.0 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 30.5 minutes.

Blue, a former Marquette star who went undrafted last June, was a late cut of the 76ers in training camp. He then signed to play in Israel but returned after just seven games there with Maccabi Rishon Le Zion.

While Rajon Rondo [3] returned to the Celtics [1] last week, he is on a minutes restriction. Avery Bradley [4] left Tuesday’s loss to the Heat with a sprained right ankle. The only other true guard on the active roster is Phil Pressey.

Chris Johnson [5], a swingman signed to a 10-day contract on Friday, was pressed into duty Tuesday and played well in 24 minutes.