Today, the Boston Celtics sign Shane Larkin to a one-year deal that will bring him back to the NBA after serving one year overseas with Baskonia (Spanish team), according to Alex Kennedy HoopsHype.
In his one season in Spain, the 24-year old point guard was one of the more productive point guards in Europe. He averaged a team-high 14.1 points and 4.9 assists per contest in 37 Spanish League games for Baskonia. He also led the club in PPG (13.1) and APG (5.7) in 33 Euroleague games.
In addition, Larkin has appeared in NBA games prior till his lone season in Spain. He has played in three NBA seasons appearing with the Mavericks, Knicks, and Nets. He averaged a modest 5.8 PPG and 3.2 APG in 202 regular season games between the three teams.
Interestingly, after Milos Teodosic signed with the Los Angeles Clippers, Larkin became the next best available international free agent.
Finally, Larkin has a chance on becoming the team’s third point guard with Terry Rozier slotted as the team’s backup shooting guard via ESPN. If Rozier is locked in as the team’s third point guard, Larkin will be a solid player to retain incase an injury happens.